13:1 faculty to student ratio ensures small classes
Health Care Studies is the largest minor on campus.
95% to 100% of students who apply to medical, dental or veterinary school are accepted by the second cycle of applications.

Prehealth Professions Program

You won’t get this kind of education anywhere else.

Let Susquehanna University’s rigorous curriculum prepare you to handle the workload of postgraduate study in the health sciences.

Immerse yourself in our research-focused science programs to prepare for a rewarding lifelong career in the health care industry. Hands-on research, critical learning opportunities and frequent interaction with experienced faculty members provide practical experiences for traditional premed and prehealth profession students—in addition to those interested in careers in allied health, public health, clinical psychology and counseling.

Susquehanna Advantages

Dedicated Advising: Unlike many larger institutions, Susquehanna has no graduate students teaching classes or labs or grading papers. So you have the benefit of unfettered access to expert faculty members. Outside of the classroom, science faculty members devote time and energy to mentoring students, and helping them refine research techniques, prepare for tests and successfully apply to graduate school.  More »

Internships: Internships enable you to gain experience and learn more about careers that interest you. Susquehanna students intern and job shadow at regional healthcare providers including Evangelical Community Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and Geisinger's Weis Center for Research.  More »

Health Care Studies Minor: This program can add value to your degree. Fundamental biological and medical principles as well as ethical, social and business issues associated with health care are central to this minor.  More »

Premed Advising


Tips and advice for making application to med, vet, dental and other professoinal schools. More »

Frequently Asked Questions


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Wade Johnson, Ph.D.

Wade Johnson, Ph.D.

Wade Johnson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

This chemistry professor encourages students to look for opportunities that will make make them well-rounded professionals.

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