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Pre-professional programs offer students a combination of coursework and experiences which support their preparation for and application to designated professional programs of study.
Students participating in pre-professional programs benefit from focused advising offered through designated advisors and/or counselors.
Pre-Art Therapy – Students interested in combining an interest in art with a career in mental health and therapy should concentrate on a foundational program in Studio Art with appropriate electives in Psychology.
Pre-Law – Students considering the study of law after graduation plan a program of study that develops abilities in logic and critical thinking, skills in writing and communication, and an analytical understanding of human institutions and values. Nationally, more pre-law students major in the humanistic disciplines of English, Philosophy, or History, supplemented by general studies in the Natural and Social Sciences and Mathematics. Interested students are advised to discuss their objectives with the School of Arts and Sciences pre-law advisor.
Pre-Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Podiatry, Physical Therapy, Physician’s Assistant, Veterinary – Post-baccalaureate professional programs in health care recognize strong liberal arts training as the foundation of a successful career in the health care professions. Requirements to a professional program in health care may be met by taking Biology or Biochemistry as the field of concentration. In any case, a candidate must excel in the sciences to receive favorable consideration for admission.
A Pre-Health Professional Committee serves an academic advising role providing assistance and support to those interested in entering a health professional career such as: medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry and veterinary medicine. For further information consult the Pre-Health Professional Advisor in the School of Arts and Sciences.
Pre-Pharmacy – Students interested in admission into a college of pharmacy usually complete two years of undergraduate study before transferring to a professional school. Their pre-professional curriculum must include two semesters of general biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, calculus, and English composition, as well as courses in literature, social sciences, and the humanities and/or others as defined by the professional school of choice.