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  Pre-Podiatry Program


Most schools do not require a specific major, but it is important to review the specific recommendations at any school you are interested in attending. Most podiatry schools require eight semester credits in biology, 16 in chemistry, eight in physics and at least 30 semester credits in humanities and social science studies. We recommend choosing a major that suits your personal interests. Podiatry admissions teams will check carefully to make sure you have all of the specific prerequisite courses and experiences that they require for consideration. At Benedictine, you will have an academic advisor for your major, and still be helped by a separate expert pre-health professions advisor to encourage and guide you through of all pre-requisites and extracurricular activities you will need.

We also recommend that you take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) during the spring semester of your junior year at Benedictine University. Applications should be made through the American Association of College of Podiatric Medicine Application Service.

Interviews by, and recommendation letters from, the Health Science Recommendations Committee should be arranged for during the spring or fall semester of the junior or senior year respectively.


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William R. Law, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Science

Tonia Rucker, Assistant to the Dean
Phone: (630) 829-6187
Fax: (630) 829-6186

Dean's Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dean's Office Location:
Birck Hall Room 119