J. Kevin Langford, director
Miller Science Building, Room 127E
Phone: (936) 468-2315
Fax: (936) 468-6256
P.O. Box 13061, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962
Within the pre-health professions programs at SFA, undergraduate students will be mentored and guided toward successful fulfillment of prerequisites for the professional program of their choosing. Their SFA education will be the foundation upon which professional training will be built.
Classification as a pre-health professional is a declaration of intent to pursue professional training following undergraduate studies. As an undergraduate, pre-health professions students will work toward a Bachelor of Science. (Some students choose a Bachelor of Arts path.) The student chooses the discipline upon which to focus. None of the professional schools in Texas specify a required major. However, due to the number of science prerequisites, as well as the topics covered on many admissions examinations, majors and/or minors in disciplines such as biology and chemistry are common among professional school applicants.
Pre-professional programs at SFA covered by the pre-health professions advisor include pre-medicine, pre-occupational therapy, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant and pre-veterinary medicine. (Animal science majors also may be advised within the Department of Agriculture .)
Pre-professional programs at SFA that are advised outside of the pre-health professions include pre-nursing (School of Nursing ), pre-law (Department of Government ), and pre-engineering and pre-architecture (Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy ).
SFA Pre-Health Professional Programs
The following specific descriptions are current as of the publication of this bulletin. Since each individual school defines prerequisites, they can and do vary from year to year and school to school. Completing the recommended coursework will allow the student to apply to all of the programs in the state. When given a choice of freshman- and sophomore-level courses in the sciences, the schools generally require those offered for the science majors. Some course substitutions may be permitted for those not majoring in the sciences. Current information on each of the following is available in the pre-health professions advisor’s office, located in Miller Science Building, Room 127E.
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