Academics

Pre-Professional

Excellent Professional Foundations

If you are considering a career in medicine or in a health-related profession, you are probably aware that most professional schools accept students after three or four years of preliminary college study.

At Alderson Broaddus University you will be among students who are preparing for several kinds of professional schools, earning excellent foundations for their professional futures.

Choose from one of the following areas:
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Law
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Paths To Professional Schools

Pre-professional students at Alderson Broaddus usually major in biology or chemistry. Pre-Med students typically earn a four year degree before applying to medical school. Pre-Dentistry and Pre-Veterinary students earn three years at AB before going on to professional schools, though they frequently elect to complete a degree program at Alderson Broaddus before continuing advanced study.

The Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Physical Therapy students complete two years or 60 semester hours at AB, finishing with three years in the appropriate professional schools. Alderson Broaddus can also accommodate preparations for schools of optometry, podiatry, mortuary science, respiratory therapy, cytology and occupational therapy.

At Alderson Broaddus you can be assured that you'll have current, well-equipped laboratories, and that you'll be able to use any of the facilities needed for your study.

You'll have many opportunities for distinction in your study with the excellent faculty and high-quality students of the Natural Sciences Division. You'll have small classes, attention and guidance from your professors, and opportunity for advanced research responsibilities. These important features are not standard in larger schools.

Excellent Professional Foundations

Your pre-professional program will be designed by your faculty advisor to meet the requirements of the professional school to which you wish to apply.

Alderson Broaddus graduates have an outstanding record of acceptance into professional schools of interest, as illustrated by the following:

All students majoring in chemistry, mathematics, and biology in the last few years who have desired entrance into graduate school have been admitted to one or more programs. All pre-dental and pre-pharmacy students have been admitted to their schools. One hundred percent of the pre-med students have been accepted into medical school in the last eighteen years, and ninety-nine percent of medical technology juniors have been admitted to at least one of the four clinical year sites with which the college is affiliated.

At Alderson Broaddus University you can prepare for now and prepare for the future. At AB you can prepare to make a difference.