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Pre-Med, Dentistry, and Veterinary Majors

Drake offers majors for pre-med, pre-dentistry, and pre-vet students that will prepare you for graduate school and a career in medicine.

The medical field offers a wide array of career opportunities—that’s why you need a university that transforms your interests into an individualized path to success. Drake University offers many pre-med programs that will give you exceptional preparation for post-graduate study and a rewarding career in medicine.

Multiple paths to success

Drake offers several pathways to post-graduate medical, dental, veterinary, and professional health care study. Regardless of your area of study, you’ll benefit from small class sizes; dynamic collaborative learning spaces; individualized attention from faculty; undergraduate research opportunities (don’t wait for an opening after all the grad students get the plum positions); access to internships; and a wealth of applied, hands-on learning opportunities.

Popular majors for students who are on a pre-med, pre-dentistry, or pre-vet track at Drake include:


Post-graduate success

Our pre-med students are admitted to some of the best medical schools and graduate schools around the Midwest and country.



Important Admission Dates

Now - Apply to Drake

Now - Register for an on-campus visit

November 12Campus Preview Day

November 13- Virtual Sneak Peek at Drake

December 1 - Early Action Priority Deadline


Learn more:

For more information about career opportunities, areas of study, and applying to Drake, call 1-800-4-DRAKE (37253), x3181.

Looking for your admission counselor? Visit the Admission office to find a counselor or schedule a campus visit.