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Career paths


Your academic path to a medical career

Here are the general academic requirements for a variety of popular health careers. St. Norbert grads have found great success in all these fields.

Profession Bachelor’s required? Post-grad required? Entrance exam? Degree(s) earned Additional years of education Board exams?
Physician Yes Yes MCAT M.D., D.O. 7+ Yes
Physician assistant Yes Yes Varies, MCAT, GRE P.A. 2+ Yes
Dentist Yes Yes DAT D.D.S., D.M.D. 4 Yes
Pharmacist Yes Yes PCAT Pharm.D. 4* Yes
Occupational therapist Yes Yes GRE M.O.T., O.T.D. 2-5 Yes
Physical therapist Yes Yes GRE M.P.T., D.P.T. 2-6 Yes
Psychiatrist Yes Yes MCAT M.D., D.O. 7+ Yes
Chiropractor Yes Yes Varies D.C. 4 Yes
Psychologist Yes Yes GRE M.S., Ph.D. 2-6 Yes
Registered nurse Yes No Not for B.S.N. B.S.N. If seeking additional degree Yes
Veterinarian Yes Yes GRE D.V.M. 4 Yes
Nurse Practitioner Yes Yes Not for most programs F.N.P. 2 Yes

*Only three years, if you are in the St. Norbert/Medical College of Wisconsin Pharmacy Partnership.
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Ariens Family Welcome Center
310 College Ave.
De Pere, WI 54115

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Mailing address

Office of Admission
St. Norbert College
Ariens Family Welcome Center
100 Grant St.
De Pere, WI 54115