UCLA provides pre-health students with a multitude of resources in advising for program planning and the admissions process.

Pre-Health Course Requirement Worksheet

Most professional health programs require a general curriculum of chemistry, biology, math, and physics, which are listed in the UCLA Pre-Health Course Requirements Worksheet. This worksheet includes a recommended basic course of study for health professional schools. Click here to access the Pre-Health Requirements Worksheet.

Each school can ask for fewer or additional requirements.  Always confirm requirements for your top choice schools. For more specific course requirement information by health profession, click here to visit the homepage, and from there, click on the appropriate profession’s tile.

If you require further, individualized support, contact the appropriate academic advising unit, as detailed below.

Please note that the UCLA Career Center does not provide course planning support, academic advising, or information about course requirements for health professional schools.

Planning Your Courses

To assist with planning your courses, you may consider reviewing these curriculum options for biological science majors to find a path that would be best suited to your background and needs.  You may also find it useful to look at some specific degree paths for dozens of majors (click on “majors”).

Please note that your individual plan will likely not match these plans exactly, as you might have taken courses elsewhere or need to adjust your schedule based on course offerings and other commitments. Nonetheless, these plans will help provide some insight on what courses to prioritize.  We encourage that you always meet with an academic advisor to review your plan.

Academic Advising

Academic Advising and counseling at UCLA is a partnership between the student and their College and department advisors. For assistance with course planning, pre-health students can seek support from both their department and College advisor/counselor.

Department Academic Advisors

Visit a Department Advisor for help navigating your major requirements with pre-health requirements and applying to professional school, including:

  • Academic advising for completion of pre-professional requirements for departmental majors
  • Planning a timeline to application, with or without gap year(s)

STEM Majors: visit your department advisor for assistance and support with pre-health and major course planning.

Non-STEM Majors: To seek guidance regarding pre-health requirements as a non-STEM major, contact Inna Gergel, Physiological Sciences Department Advisor, at gergel@physci.ucla.edu.

For a full list of department advisor contact information, click here.

College Academic Advisors

Visit your College Advisor or College Academic Mentor for help with general course planning to fulfill pre-health requirements, including: major exploration, course planning and requirements, career exploration in pre-health fields, research and volunteer opportunities, and making the most of your UCLA experience.

If you have a major outside of the College of Letters and Science, please contact Inna Gergel, Physiological Sciences Department Advisor, at gergel@physci.ucla.edu.