Frequently Asked Questions

What could I be doing now to prepare for my career? 

  • Get a good science background 
  • Gain experience by voluteering, shadowing, and researching 
  • Consider learning a foreign language

What about advanced credit courses?

  • Plan to take science courses in college
  • Get credit hours for courses such as English, government, history, etc.

What do professional programs consider in acceptance?

  • Science and overall GP
  • Involvement in extracurricular groups and activities
  • Gaining work experience by volunteering and shadowing
  • Scores on standardized exams: GRE, MCAT, DAT, OAT
  • Your major

What should I major in?

Students should choose a major that interests them and a field they will enjoy working in should acceptance into a health professions program be denied. All majors are accepted into programs, and one's major is only a small aspect being considered by the graduate schools admissions committee.

The acceptance rates for different majors are listed below:

Undergraduate Major

% of Total Applicants

% in Medical School

Biological Science

46.2

43.9

Chemistry/Biochemistry

12.0

13.1

Psychology

5.1

4.9

Mathematics/Physics

1.3

1.4

English

1.4

1.6

History

1.2

1.5

 


Why is ACU a good place to prepare me for a career in health professions?

  • Small intimate class size which allows for more direct contact with professors

  • Experience opportunities in a Christian environment through mission trips to places such as Honduras, Africa, etc.

  • An admissions committee will help in your admissions process by organizing your application and holding a mock interview so that you may be better prepared for your interview with a prospective graduate school

  • ACU's acceptance rates are much higher than the national average

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