Pre-Health Infographic: Text-Only Version

We'll prepare you for after college. Here's how:

Our academic program will challenge you. The courses will help you prepare for entrance exams (MCAT, DCAT, OAT, etc.) and to thrive in professional school. Students strengthen their professional competencies through off-campus study, internships, work in clinical settings, and research.

Routes to Pre-Health Careers

Luther College alums report being well-prepared for professional schools, from medical school to physical therapy.


  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • English
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish
  • Plus many more


  • Physician
  • Pharmacist
  • Optometrist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Dentist
  • Veterinarian
  • Plus many more


Cole Puffer '15, Medical Student

"I chose Luther because I could study in a strong biology program while receiving a great liberal arts education."

Elise Sinnwell '11, Physician Assistant

“My coursework in biology at Luther helped prepare me and make me successful during graduate school. I also learned how to think and work through complex problems, which is an invaluable skill in medicine.”

Foundation of Pre-Health Studies

The foundation of Pre-Health Studies at Luther is formed from three core elements: Academics, Experiences, and Relationships. We ensure each of these is included in every student’s education.


  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology (including genetics, physiology, human dissection)
  • Ethics
  • Psychology


  • Clinical work
  • Shadowing
  • Internships
  • Research
  • Work study


  • Professors you get to know well through coursework, research, and internships
  • Academic advisor
  • Hard-working, supportive peers
  • Alumni in profession

Why Study Pre-Health at Luther?

  • Strong ethics at core of coursework
  • Hands-on research with faculty
  • Internships with healthcare alumni
  • Connect with faculty and peers