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Pre-Professional Programs

If the career you’re aiming for is one that requires a strong academic base and very specialized training beyond that, Northern is a great option as your pre-professional university. Our programs not only provide a fascinating journey through liberal studies, but also a cohesive plan for the exact courses you’ll need in order to be prepared to continue on to your professional school. You’ll also get attentive personal guidance from an adviser who knows what it takes to gain entrance into these competitive programs.

Numerous Opportunities

Our partnerships may help you along. NMU juniors from disadvantaged backgrounds may be assured of admission to Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine in our Early Assurance Program. Qualifying pre-physician assistant students can get guaranteed interviews with Central Michigan University’s PA program. Plus much more.

Experience Learning

At Northern, we strongly believe in learning by doing. You’ll work closely with professors in hands-on laboratory work and on real-world-based projects, often using our local environment as a classroom and benefiting from visiting experts in your field.

Our programs not only provide a fascinating journey through liberal studies, but also a cohesive plan for the exact courses you’ll need in order to be prepared to continue on to your professional school. You’ll also get attentive personal guidance from an adviser who knows what it takes to gain entrance into these competitive programs.At Northern, full-time students receive a laptop computer to help make their education as hands-on and accessible as possible. Regardless of your major and/or pre-professional program, youNMU graduate, Cassy Hastings, attends Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. This year NMU graduates have been admitted into <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/preprofessional/medical-school-admits#overlay-context=">medical</a>, <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/preprofessional/dental-school-admits">dental</a> and <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/preprofessional/pa-school-admits#overlay-context=dental-school-admits">physician assistant</a> schools all over the country.Several NMU graduates have shared their experiences in medical school through <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/preprofessional/medical-school-blog">blog updates</a>.

Degrees Offered

Advising Departments

  • School of Art and Design
  • Physics Department
  • Physics Department
  • Physics Department
  • Political Science and Public Administration
  • Physics Department
  • Biology Department
  • Chemistry Department
  • Biology Department
  • Physics Department
  • Biology Department

What you'll do at NMU

Depending on your program, students at Northern create blueprints for revolutionary affordable housing in a human-centered design course; take part in brain tumor research or help formulate and test a new drug for schizophrenia; study and track wolves in the U.P.; build the next generation of robots; teach a College for Kids course at the Seaborg Science Center; intern with NMU's many partner businesses, hospitals and clinics.

Please contact the advising departments: art@nmu.edu; biology@nmu.edu; chemistry@nmu.edu; physics@nmu.edu; polisci@nmu.edu

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