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Optional Health Sciences Career Designations

A major in Health Sciences from Drake University can take you in many different directions. The program is built to provide our students with a strong foundation for virtually any career in healthcare. Whether you choose the Clinical and Applied Sciences track or the Health Services Management track, you’ll find a variety of options.

If you aspire to be a healthcare professional, choose from one of our optional designations below. With the help of your academic advisor, you can tailor the Health Sciences major to include the pre-requisite classes you’ll need for that next step. Don’t worry if you don’t know what you want to do yet (or if you find yourself changing your mind a few times), our faculty and staff will be here to guide you.

There is no requirement to choose a designation, and it is not necessary to pursue graduate school in a professional program with a Health Sciences degree. Students also have the option to go directly into a career after graduation.

If you would like to choose a health sciences healthcare designation, follow this link to the forms library.

Optional Designations:

PMED - Pre-Medicine

PVET - Pre-Veterinary Medicine

POPT - Pre-Optometry

PDEN - Pre-Dentistry

PRPA - Pre-Physician Assistant

PRPT - Pre-Physical Therapy

PCHI - Pre-Chiropractic 

PNUR - Pre-Nursing

HCAD - Health Care Administration 

PUBH - Public Health 

BUSA - Business Administration

PUBA - Public Administration

PMHA - Health Care Administration (reserved for admitted Master’s students)

PMPH - Public Health (reserved for admitted Master’s students)

PMBA - Business Administration (reserved for admitted Master’s students)

PMPA - Public Administration (reserved for admitted Master’s students)

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