Dr. Robert Gannon, Head, Department of Biology
Room 2035, Bailey Science Center

Dr. James T. Baxter, Head, Department of Chemistry
Room 3025, Bailey Science Center

Most programs in the health professions require four years of study to complete the degree requirements that are prerequisite for eligibility to take licensing or certification exams. Valdosta State University provides two- or three-year pre-professional programs in the allied health fields listed below.

After completing one of these junior college curricula, students may qualify for the Associate of Arts degree from Valdosta State University and are eligible to apply for admission to an appropriate institution for completion of the professional training required for the baccalaureate degree.

Students interested in academic work listed below in preparation for admission to institutions where the professional training can be completed will be advised in the Department of Biology.

Community Health Nutrition
Medical Records Administration
Occupational Therapy
Pathologist’s Assistant
Physician’s Assistant
Dental Hygiene
Medical Technology
Optometry
Physical Therapy
Respiratory Therapy

Pharmacy

Students interested in pharmacy in preparation for admission to institutions where the professional training can be completed will be advised in the Department of Chemistry.