Want to attend medical or dental school? Have a desire to become a physicianís assistant, a pharmacist or work as a physical therapist? A bachelorís degree from the University of North Texas can prepare you for each of these areas as well as for veterinary or optometry school.
Our Office of Health Professions has counselors who provide one-on-one advising and help to prepare you for professional school through various seminars and webinars. Detailed information regarding entrance requirements, tutoring, the application process and letters of recommendation, and the interview process are also available in the office.
Several academic departments offer courses in preparation for enrollment in health-related professional programs. Your major for the bachelorís degree may be in any program, but the prerequisite requirements for application to the health professions schools must also be met. Some of our most distinguished faculty members teach these courses. Many of them have published numerous articles, journals and books in their fields. Opportunities to participate in their research projects are also available.
You can gain valuable insights and have access to additional resources through our student chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta, the pre-health professions national honor society. It sponsors numerous health- related activities, such as tours of medical and other health-related schools, programs exploring career opportunities, and discussions with health professionals. Other related student organizations include the:
A Residents Engaged in Academic Living Community brings students who are pursuing health profession careers and live on campus together to enhance social and academic experiences. More information about the Health Professions Community is available at housing.unt.edu.
Information about health professions scholarships is available by emailing email@example.com or calling 940-565-2051.
For admission to medical, dental and veterinary schools, it is important that you maintain an excellent grade point average (3.6 or higher).
Successful completion of specialized standardized tests ó such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), the Dental Admission Test (DAT), the Optometry Admission Test (OAT) or the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) ó are required by the professional schools about one year before application.
Nine medical schools, three dental schools, one veterinary medical school, two optometry schools and many allied health care professional schools are located in Texas. Among the nine medical schools is the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Before applying to medical, dental or other health- related professional programs, it is important to work at a hospital, clinic or other health care institution as an intern or in another capacity. If veterinary medicine is your goal, extensive animal and vet-related experience is required.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Texas Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program or the equivalent in high school. Completing courses in health education, human biology, psychology and sociology are also recommended.
In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at www.applytexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT. For details, visit www.unt.edu/credit.
If youíre attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will help you receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.
Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. More than 3,500 students transfer to UNT each year. The center is in the University Union, Room 320. More information is at transition.unt.edu.