Pre-Professional Health Pathways at EOU

Pre-Professional Pathways

In The College of Science, Technology, Mathematics, & Health Sciences

EOU’s Pre-Professional pathways prepare our students for future Graduate and Professional programs, across numerous healthcare fields. Students who take part in these pathways are prepared academically through rigorous coursework that includes the most common program prerequisites. These courses ensure students are ready to seek acceptance and excel within any program they choose to enroll in.

Choosing the Right Major…

One of the most rapidly expanding career fields today is that of the health sciences. At Eastern Oregon University students planning to enter a professional program in the health care field take their foundation courses through the pre-professional sequences.

While there is no “best” major to gain entry into the professional school that requires a degree, many EOU students complete a Biology or Chemistry-Biochemistry degree, as they already encompass many of the prerequisite courses.

Upon admission to EOU all new students are assigned to an advisor.

To change your current EOU major, students may contact their current academic advisor, or email advising at for assistance. Online students can contact their online advisor at

Resources for Pre-Professional Students

Coming soon!

Meet the Advisor – McKayla Neal

McKayla Neal

Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, & Pre-Professional Health Pathways
Phone: 541-962-3070
Office: BH127
Make an appointment: Navigate or Bookme

Pre-Professional Clubs

Pre-Professional Health Club

The PPHC is a student club for individuals interested in pursing a career in healthcare. The goal of the club is to assist students in gaining volunteer, shadowing, and other extra-curricular experiences that strengthen their applications to Graduate and/or Professional programs.

Students may join any time during the academic year by attending a meeting or contacting a club officer or Advisor.

Pre-Veterinary Club

The purpose of the EOU Pre-Vet Club is to inform members on the multiple career options within the fields of Veterinary Medicine and animal-related careers. The club provides opportunities for students to gain volunteering/shadowing experience with all types of large, small, and exotic animals (if available), listen to guest speakers at club meetings to share their veterinary journey and answer questions that club members may have, and to promote a better understanding and interest of the veterinary profession with like-minded students and the community.

Students can join at any point in the academic year by attending a meeting or contacting a club officer or Advisor.