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Prospective Students 

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

Pre-Professional at a Glance

Students walking to class outside of the OSU library in the spring.

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
    • Continually updated website
    • Connections with campus partners
    • Student organizations with a health/med/vet/law focus
    • Developmental coursework
    • Test prep and application assistance
    • Resource library
    • 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.
    • Don't get ahead of yourself - focus on what's right in front of you (e.g. finishing high school with a strong foundation). 

Next Steps

Ask more questions!
Learn more about OSU's campus community and explore ways to enhance your OSU experience. Your career plans are an important, but what other things do you want to get involved in or experience over the next few years? If possible, plan a visit to campus. Already know that OSU is in your future? Apply today!
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