This involves knowing the appropriate coursework required for your intended health program and balancing it with major and graduation requirements. Select the right sequence in collaboration with your pre major/major advisor and the pre health advisor. Meet with your academic advisor to understand the courses offered at UW Tacoma.
Maintain a good GPA
- Having a strong GPA is important when applying to pre-health professional programs. Make sure you have a well-balanced schedule that allows you to achieve and maintain a good GPA. Pay attention to your grading options, and watch out for grading options that result in S or NS rather than traditional grading.
- Take classes - including internships - that you are passionate about
- This can be anything you find to be interesting; and this can likely help you achieve a good GPA.
- Consider what healthcare field you want to study/learn more about and take some classes in these disciplines.
See our list of health-related courses. But remember, there is no “right” major for pre-health professional programs. The list suggests classes you could possibly take or explore to learn more about that field.