Pre-Professional Advising


Is your long-range goal a PhD, MD, DDS, or other post-baccalaureate degrees? Are you obtaining a bachelor's degree at Cal Poly Pomona and working on prerequisite coursework to apply to professional school? The Graduate and Pre-Professional Advisings are intended to offer you individual personal assistance in careers in post-baccalaureate programs. Many services and advising areas are offered to Cal Poly Pomona students.

John Chan, PhD.
Professor and Pre-Professional. Advisor

The followings are offered to interested Cal Poly Pomona students:

  • Pre-professional curriculum planning
  • Advice on activities (internship, admission test, etc) and time-tables for Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior
  • Provide information on job outlook, employment opportunities, earnings and future working conditions
  • Identify highly recommended courses
  • Help with development of a personal statement
  • Help with local internship opportunities
  • Provide mock interview experience
  • Advise and assist with application procedures
  • Maintain individual application files at Cal Poly Pomona
  • Pre-professional General Academic Petition
  • Advice on academic and admission prerequisites for graduate schools

The advising areas include:

Each program and each Institution has its own prerequisites. The general admission prerequisites include the following:

  • 1 year of English
  • 1 year of general (inorganic) chemistry with laboratory
  • 1 year of organic chemistry with laboratory
  • 1 year of general biology with laboratory
  • 1 year of physics with laboratory
  • Highly recommended courses include Biochemistry, Genetics, Cell Molecular Biology and Physiology

For more information, you can make an appointment with Dr. Chan during regular office hours.

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