Pre-Professional Advising

Specialized advising resources are available for students interested pursuing a career in legal or health-related professions. In all cases, interested students are encouraged to contact the relevant offices early in their first year at Occidental, or as soon as they become aware of their interest.

Pre-Health Advising

The Office of Pre-Health Advising at Occidental College provides information and in-depth advisement to students and alumni who are interested in matriculating to professional graduate programs in health sciences.

Through personal counseling sessions, group workshops and seminars, we assist students with the clarification of their professional and academic goals, and preparation for graduate level programs in health sciences. Throughout the application process, we provide individualized support to applicants to medical and health sciences programs.

If you are interested in a career in health sciences, please attend workshops offered by this office throughout the year to gather information and network with others who share your interests. For private sessions, meet with the pre-health advisor on a regular basis to check your progress and to develop your short- and long-term strategies.

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Pre-Law Advising

Occidental College offers comprehensive pre-law advising services including personal counseling sessions, workshops, LSAT practice testing, personal statement advising, and guidance while applying to law schools. Interested students should contact the Hameetman Career Center for more information.