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Health Sciences

Pre-Professional Track

Whether you know what health profession you want to pursue or just know that you are interested in some sort of health career, Austin College is a supportive community where you can explore your options and develop the knowledge and skills that are necessary and valued in the health professions.  



of students have a faculty mentor 




of courses including lab sciences are taught by faculty




of applicants are accepted into health science programs.


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Why study Health Science at Austin College?  

Special Programs

Austin College—Texas Tech School of Medicine Early Acceptance Program 

Eligible students can apply to Texas Tech School of Medicine at the end of the sophomore year. Students who are accepted don’t take the MCAT. Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible: 

  • Minimum 1360 SAT composite score or minimum 30 ACT composite score. 
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and Texas resident (graduate from a Texas HS). 
  • Must enter Austin College as a freshman (transfer students are not eligible for this program). 
  • All coursework MUST be taken at Austin College, after matriculation.  
  • Must have an overall GPA of 3.7 and a BCPM (science) GPA of 3.6 at the time of application. 
  • If accepted into the program, students must complete 100 hours of healthcare-related experiences during each remaining year of the undergraduate program. 

JAMP (Joint Application Medical Program) 

JAMP, a statewide program funded by the Texas Legislature, supports highly qualified, economically  disadvantaged, Texas resident students pursuing a medical education (students must have an EFC of less than $8,000 on the FAFSA). Austin College is guaranteed one spot in JAMP each year. The program provides: 

  • Support through undergraduate scholarships and summer stipends 
  • Placement into JAMP Summer Internship experiences 
  • Hands-on experience through clinical enrichment opportunities 
  • Comprehensive, multi-phase MCAT preparation program 
  • Personal and professional development through dedicated mentoring 
  • Guaranteed admission to a participating Texas medical school if all criteria are met 
  • Scholarships to attend medical school 

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