Lycoming has a storied history of preparing students for careers in a variety of health profession industries, from allopathic/osteopathic medicine, physical therapy, and optometry to dentistry, pharmacy, and more. Through our Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC), we help students plan their academic pathway and set them up for success in applying for medical school or other professional healthcare programs. Our liberal arts and sciences curriculum enables students to choose the major that most interests them, instead of limiting their studies to a pre-health or pre-med major. The result is a well-rounded graduate who not only has the technical health science skills, but the critical thinking, interpersonal skills, and creativity that will set them apart in the industry.

Pre-Health and Pre-Med

Lycoming College helps prepare you for a career in the health professions, including dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy and veterinary medicine.

By working with our faculty and your career advisor from as early as your first year at Lycoming, we can help prepare and guide you toward a successful transition to a professional degree program following your undergraduate degree. Thinking about a career in the health industry? Click here for more information on Pre-Health or Pre-Med.


At Lycoming College, we prepare you for veterinarian school by offering a strong biology, chemistry and math-based curriculum. We also expose you to a broad spectrum of health sciences, and a strong network of alumni that work in the field.