Degree type(s): Pre-Professional Concentration
Degree field(s): Health Care; Sciences; Biology
Location(s): Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

Pre-Podiatry Program Concentration

Prepare for professional podiatric study while pursuing your bachelor’s degree at the University of Mary. Podiatrists are medical professionals who specialize in treating the foot and ankle; and can find jobs in diverse health care settings.

The Pre-Podiatry program concentration, which you can add to any major as you pursue your bachelor’s degree, consists of 10 courses and provides a strong background in biology and the sciences.

Program Highlights

At the University of Mary, we offer pre-professional programs designed to prepare you for professional school and get a jump start on your career:

  1. Prepare for podiatry

    Take part in a wide range of hands-on educational activities including training, research seminars, and other experiential learning opportunities that will help you prepare for a graduate-level podiatry program.

  2. Learn from recognized leaders

    As you prepare to enter a professional podiatric program, you will work closely with top faculty who are scholar-practitioners and recognized leaders in their communities and the region; while completing your bachelor’s degree at an affordable, private Catholic university.

  3. Rooted in Benedictine values

    Enrich your personal and professional life through a bachelor’s degree and pre-professional program infused with Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values at an affordable private university.  

Career Outlook for Podiatrists


Employment of podiatrists is projected to grow 6% from 2018 to 2028.


An aging population, in addition to chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity, will continue to increase the demand for podiatrists.


The Median annual salary for podiatrists in 2019 was $126,240.

+ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Required Education

Podiatry programs require four years of study after you complete your bachelor’s degree. Podiatrists must earn a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree and complete a three-year residency program. You also must be licensed to practice podiatry.

For a list of courses for the Loading..., please visit the catalog.

Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package. 

Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education. 

Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program.

We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.


Complete a pre-professional concentration in podiatry as you pursue your bachelor’s degree at the University of Mary. In addition to the Pre-Podiatry concentration, you can also add the following pre-professional concentrations to your undergraduate program:

We offer a wide selection of bachelor’s degree program at our main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota. You can also complete selected undergraduate degrees online and via convenient evening classes.