Pre-Professional Programs

Doctors. Lawyers. Pharmacists. Physical Therapists. Olivet boasts a multitude of alumni who credit their alma mater for their success in graduate school and professional careers.

If you believe your future includes graduate or professional study, Olivet offers a number of outstanding pre-professional degree programs to help you have the successful career you ultimately desire.

Pre-Professional Fields

Fields for which Olivet offers pre-professional preparation include:

  • Clinical laboratory science (Suggested emphasis: biological sciences)
  • Dental (Suggested emphases: biology or chemistry)
  • Law (Suggested emphases: history, business or English)
  • Medicine (Suggested emphases: biology, chemistry or engineering)
  • Ministry (Suggested emphases: theology or Christian ministry)
  • Optometry (Suggested emphases: biology or chemistry)
  • Pharmacy (Suggested emphases: biology or chemistry)
  • Physician Assistant (Suggested emphases: biological sciences or nursing)
  • Physical Therapy (Suggested emphases: biological sciences or exercise and sports science)
  • Psychology and Counseling (Suggested emphasis: psychology)
  • Veterinary (Suggested emphasis: zoology)

Program Registration

Students planning to pursue one of the pre-professional programs are advised to ask the Office of the Registrar for assignment to an appropriate faculty advisor.

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Olivet is pleased to offer a free MCAT/DAT preparatory course to pre-med and pre-dental students who are applying to medical or dental school!  This course is taught live and in-person by one of our own professors, and it is completely free, thanks to a generous donation from an alumnus. Class meets on Wednesday nights for 2.5 hours over 15 weeks, and covers all the subjects tested on the MCAT exam!  Commercial prep classes cost well over $2,000, so this is an incredible value! For more information, contact Dr. Himes at

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