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Pre-professional Programs

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) offers courses which meet requirements of various professional schools. Many professional programs require not only that prerequisite coursework be successfully completed but also that a bachelor's degree be earned. Therefore, it is important to meet with a pre-professional adviser to discuss both professional program requirements and PSU graduation requirements.


Advising appointments can be scheduled by calling the CLAS Advising Center at 503-725-3822 or for quick questions, visit during drop-in advising hours.  Appointments can not be scheduled by email.


Pre-Health Advisers

Melissa Yates, Coordinator, Health Sciences Advising (SMSU M305)

  • Pre-Medicine (Allopathic, Osteopathic, Podiatric)
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Chiropractic Medicine
  • Pre-Naturopathic Medicine

Laura Marsh, Coordinator, Allied Health Advising (SMSU M305)

  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Pre-Dental Hygiene
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Kimberly Felipe, Health Sciences Adviser (SMSU M305)

  • Pre-Medicine (Allopathic, Osteopathic)
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Radiation Therapy

Use the links at the left menu to learn more about the pre-professional programs housed in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, including information about academic advising services and student success. Use the links below to access worksheets in PDF format detailing the course requirements for each program. Please note that these programs are not majors.

Pre-Education - Course Worksheets

Elementary Pre-Teacher Education
Elementary Education Minor
Elementary Education Science Minor
Elementary Education Freshman Suggested Courses
Mathematics for Middle School Teachers Minor                                                                                                  Middle and Secondary Pre-Education--Sciences                                        
Secondary Pre-Teacher Education 
Secondary Education Minor 
Secondary Education--Social Studies                                                                                                                      Special Pre-Teacher Education
Special Education Minor

Pre-Health Sciences - Course Worksheets

Pre-Chiropractic Medicine
Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science
Pre-Dentistry  (also see program link for more information)
Pre-Dental Hygiene
Pre-Medicine (also see program link for more information)
Pre-Naturopathic Medicine 
Pre-Occupational Therapy 
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Radiation Therapy
Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Portland State also offers postbaccalaureate pre-medical and postbaccalaureate pre-dental programs.