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Considering a Career Change?

Welcome from the Cowboy Family!
We are excited you're exploring pivoting to a career in healthcare, veterinary medicine or law, and that you're considering Oklahoma State University. 

Pre-Professional at a Glance


What Does Pre-Professional Mean?

  • Am I a Pre-Professional? 
    • "Pre-professional" is a broad term for students with career interests that require professional education in a specialized field. 
    • Are you considering a career in veterinary care, the legal field or one of the over 250 fields within healthcare? If so, you're a pre-professional. 

What Are Support Services? 

  • Focused  Professional Guidance

    All OSU students meet regularly with their academic advisor to discuss their pathway towards graduation.

    We provide voluntary, additional support specific to your pre-professional plans, including:  

    • One-on-one appointments (in person or virtual)
    • Continually updated website
    • Connections with campus partners
    • Developmental coursework
    • Test prep and application assistance
    • Resource library
    • Student organizations with a health/med/vet/law focus
    • Peer Ambassadors

    and more!

How Can I Best Prepare? 

  • Find What Works Best for You! 

    There is no one "right" or "best" path towards a professional career. 

    • Explore our website! 
    • Talk to people about your interests.
    • Ask lots of questions and look for answers in from different sources. 
    • Look for opportunities to learn new skills or further develop old ones.

Next Steps

Which OSU is right for you?
Are you looking for an in-person learning experience or do you prefer online learning? Did you know our Stillwater and Tulsa locations both offer bachelor's degrees (not all programs are available in Tulsa)? Have questions about which experience or which campus might be best for your future plans? Visit with an admissions counselor to narrow down which program might be the right fit for you. 
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