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

Pre-Podiatry Program Concentration Overview

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 healthcare 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.

Pre-Podiatry Concentration: 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, Benedictine values at an affordable private university.  

Career Outlook for Podiatrists


Employment of podiatrists is projected to grow 14% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.


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 2016 was $124,830.

+ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-17 Edition

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 3-year residency program. You also must be licensed to practice podiatry.

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.

The Pre-Podiatry program concentration at the University of Mary requires the following courses:

Concentration in pre-health care areas:

  • BIO 103, 106, 311
  • CHE 111, 112, 217, 318
  • MAT 103 (or higher)
  • PHY 203, 304

These courses are strongly recommended:

  • BIO 207, 208
  • CHE 310
  • ENG 302

Scholarships/Financial Aid

Admission Requirements