UCO has temporarily shifted most in-person classes to synchronous virtual delivery through Feb. 7. Campus facilities and services will remain open and offer in-person and virtual options. COVID-19 protocols remain in place. Masks are required on campus when around others. Students, faculty and staff who are directly exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 should fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage.
Health Professions Program
If you have an interest in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, allied health, public health or any other medical profession (with the exception of nursing), the health professions program of the UCO College of Mathematics and Science can prepare you for a career in one of those fields. This program advises students on course selection and curriculum planning to complete a baccalaureate degree at UCO and prepare for admission to health professions programs in Oklahoma and across the United States.
Once you have been admitted to UCO and have met with an academic advisor in the Nigh University Center (NUC), please call or visit the biology department to set up an appointment with the health professions advisor, Carrie Bentley, Ph.D. The UCO health professions office can assist you in finding opportunities for job shadowing, volunteering, MCAT/DAT/GRE and other graduate exam preparation, summer research, UCO club involvement, and help in preparing health professions applications. If you have questions about transfer credits or graduation requirements, the academic advisors in the NUC will be glad to assist you.
The Advisement Worksheets listed below are available for many health professions. For example, if you are interested in medicine as a career, choose medicine from the list below and you will see how to proceed with course selection and curriculum planning at UCO. Many students preparing for careers in health professions will go on to receive graduate degrees before they become licensed. Therefore, they should be satisfying requirements for a baccalaureate degree at UCO in addition to completing pre-requisite course work. Although a specific major is not required, students must demonstrate academic success in science and mathematics, as well as demonstrate compassion for people, and knowledge of the health profession they choose to enter.