Excellent Professional Foundations
If you are considering a career in law, medicine, or 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-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Physician Assistant
- Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Paths to Professional Schools
Your pre-professional program will be designed by you in cooperation with your faculty advisor to meet the requirements of the professional school to which you wish to apply.
Pre-professional students looking to enter a healthcare field 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. Entry into any of these professional schools typically requires two semesters of anatomy and physiology, two semesters of physics, and two semesters of organic chemistry, along with at least one semester of calculus. However, students should look at the entry requirements of the professional schools to which they plan to apply to make sure that they fulfill all of them.
Alderson Broaddus can also accommodate preparations for schools of optometry, pharmacy, podiatry, physical therapy, 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.
Pre-law students typically major in legal studies, criminal justice, or journalism and professional writing, depending on the type of law you want to practice.
You’ll have many opportunities for distinction in your study with the excellent faculty and high-quality students. You’ll receive one-on-one attention and guidance from your professors and an opportunity for advanced research responsibilities. These important features are not standard in the larger research institutions.
At Alderson Broaddus University, you can prepare to make a difference.