Seattle University students interested in pursuing a career in the graduate health professions are encouraged to utilize the many resources and activities available for Pre-Health students.

Although many Pre-Health students major in the sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics), students can pursue any academic major and still be considered "Pre-Health." Students should choose majors that align with their academic strengths, personal interests, and professional goals when deciding on a major and minor.

Services to Support Pre-Health Students 

  • Pre-Health advising is available for students to help with academic planning, preparation, and application into graduate health programs. Advising is available through information sessions, workshops, one-on-one meetings, and a variety of web-based resources. Pre-Health advising offers information about career exploration, professional school essay review, practice for professional school interviews, and feedback on application materials. Students are encouraged to meet with Pre-Health advising at least once a year to discuss their career goals, prerequisites for graduate admission, and the timeline for degree completion.
  • A series of workshops are provided to help students prepare to apply for graduate health programs.
  • Graduate School Fair for Health Professions(formerly the Health Professions Expo) is offered each spring. This fair is an opportunity for students to meet with admissions representatives for their prospective graduate health program, ask questions, and learn about the admissions process. 
  • Students applying to medical or dental school have the option to go through the Health Professions Evaluation process and work with the Health Professions Advising Committee in spring and summer before starting the application process for medical or dental school. The evaluation process helps prepare students by evaluating applicants and offering individual feedback. Each student who completes the process receives a customized committee evaluation letter and material packet sent to the schools to which they are applying. These letters assist the schools in choosing which students to interview.

Health Profession Pathways

The Pre-Health Advising office provides support and services to all Seattle University students and alumni who are interested in a career in the health professions. 

We provide guidance in preparing for careers in:


Aisha Ali

Senior Academic Advisor, Pre-health