Medical professional schools encourage students to develop the broadest academic base possible in undergraduate studies. Any undergraduate major may be used as background for entry. Pre-med students should take courses that develop disciplined thinking, intelligent appreciation of values and sympathetic understanding of society and human interaction. 

This background is necessary for chiropractic, dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, podiatry and veterinary medicine programs, as well as other programs in the medical field.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.


For WSU’s admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.


The prerequisites for medical professional programs vary by discipline. Some of the core foundation courses for most medical professions include: 

  • English Composition (English 101 and 102)
  • Public Speaking (Comm 111)
  • College Algebra, College Trigonometry, and / or Pre-Calculus
  • General Chemistry (Chem 211 and 212)
  • Organic Chemistry (Chem 531 and 532)
  • Biochemistry (Chem 661 or 662, 663 and 664)
  • General Biology (Biol 210 and 211)
  • General College Physics (Phys 213 and 214 or 313 and 314 with labs)


A bachelor’s degree from Wichita State can open doors to advanced health care degrees and careers in many medical-related fields—from pharmaceutical research to family practice.

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