The Health Professions Advisory Committee is a counseling body of faculty members established to give guidance to students who are interested in preparing for medical, dental, or allied health careers.
The Committee attempts to make the pre-professional student aware of the qualifications essential for admission to professional school. It is also the concern of the Committee to direct the student to choose a program of studies that will furnish him/her not only with specialized pre-professional courses in science, but also with a broad
liberal education that will prepare him/her for active and creative participation in the spiritual and intellectual needs of the human community.
PREPARATION FOR MEDICINE, DENTISTRY, PODIATRY, OPTOMETRY AND ALLIED HEALTH FIELDS
The Health Professions Advisory Committee and faculty advisors assist students in their career development. Various science curricula offer a four-year program of study designed to meet the requirements of the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Dental Association for admission to accredited medical, dental, pediatric, and optometry schools and other professional associations in the health field. These programs offer specialized pre-professional courses in science and, at the same time, provide a broad liberal education and training. The College has cooperative programs with New York University College of Dentistry, the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, and the State University College of Optometry.
In view of the limited number of students accepted by professional schools and their high standards of admission, pre-professional students are expected to maintain an
average of at least “B” in their courses. To qualify for medical or dental recommendation, a student should have received credit for Biology 111-112, 113-114, Chemistry 101-102, 319-320, 323-324, and Physics 107-108.