Pre-Professional Health Fields
Tyler Junior College offers the prerequisite courses needed for admission into professional schools in various health fields, for example:
- Veterinary Medicine
- Physician Assistant
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
These professions typically require that students earn a bachelor's degree prior to admission, and many students choose to complete an Associate of Science degree in biology while at TJC. Students should meet with an academic advisor to review the course requirements for their field of interest and customize the degree plan accordingly. Acceptance into professional schools is competitive and applicants must demonstrate above-average academic ability, adult maturity and a strong motivation for their chosen field. In addition to coursework, many programs require shadowing or volunteer experience as part of the application requirements, and all feel that it is extremely important.
Please click on the links to the right for more specific information about each pre-professional track.