Pre-professional studies at Mount St. Joseph University are courses of study prepared by expert faculty members that supplement your existing major and better prepare you for a career as a health professional.


Pre-professional studies offer dedicated guidance from faculty members in the School of Behavioral and Natural Sciences and School of Health Sciences to help tailor your course work so that you are better prepared to pursue an advanced degree. 


Career outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that from 2008 to 2018, 26 percent of all new jobs created in the U.S.. economy will be in the health care and social assistance industry. This industry is expected to grow by 24 percent, creating four million new jobs.



Podiatrists are specialists who are medically trained to diagnose and treat injuries and diseases of the foot and leg.



The Mount’s pre-podiatry area of study prepares you for admission to a four-year podiatry program. The Mount recommends that students who are interested in pre-podiatry studies choose a major in biology.


Health Professions Advisory Committee

Students work with their academic advisors as well as faculty members on the Health Professions Advisory Committee to design a course of study that is best suited for their specific career goals.

Additional Resources

  Faculty and Staff
Eric Johnson
Department Chair & Associate Professor
  Program Requirements

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Department of Biology

A major in biology blends knowledge of basic scientific processes with an appreciation of the phenomenon of life

Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences

Prepare for your future with The Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences.