2022-2023 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog 
    Oct 04, 2022  
2022-2023 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog

Pre-Professional Health

Pre-Professional Health Programs (non-major)

This non-major program offers supervised and independent studies to prepare students for specialty educational institutions.Several of Humboldt’s undergraduate programs in the biological and physical sciences prepare students to meet admissions requirements for health science professional schools. Usually these schools require abroad education in biological and physical sciences, which Humboldt provides.

Humboldt offers both supervised and independent studies to prepare for professional schools. Pre-professional students should remain in close contact with their pre-professional advisors. Other courses may be required to prepare adequately for appropriate aptitude examinations.

See the Pre-Professional Health webpage for additional information.

Faculty Advisors

Pre-Dental Advisor
John Reiss, jor1@humboldt.edu

Pre-Medical Advisor
Jianmin Zhong, jz15@humboldt.edu

Pre-Optometry Advisor
Jianmin Zhong, jz15@humboldt.edu

Pre-Pharmacy Advisors
Jianmin Zhong, jz15@humboldt.edu
Jeff Schineller, jbs4@humboldt.edu

Pre-Physical Therapy
Whitney Ogle, Whitney.Ogle@humboldt.edu
(see Kinesiology major)

Pre-Veterinary Advisors
Sharyn Marks, sbm1@humboldt.edu

Biological Sciences
Science Complex B 221

The Academic and Career Advising Center (ACAC) has information on requirements at medical and other professional schools.


The requirements listed here are typical for health science and related professional schools. Contact individual professional schools for specific requirements and consult pre-professional advisors.

General Education

To demonstrate a well-rounded background the following sequence is recommended.


The amount of calculus required by professional schools varies, but a full year is highly recommended. Start the mathematics sequence in the freshman year, because physics and chemistry courses have mathematics prerequisites.


Strongly recommended for pre-medical students.