Excellent Professional Foundations

If you are considering a career in 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-Dentistry
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • 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. 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.

You’ll have many opportunities for distinction in your study with the excellent faculty and high-quality students of the College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics. You’ll have relatively small classes, attention, and guidance from your professors and an opportunity for advanced research responsibilities. These important features are not standard in the larger research institutions.

Excellent Professional Foundations

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.

Alderson Broaddus graduates have an outstanding record of acceptance into professional schools of interest. All students graduating 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. One hundred percent of the Pre-Med graduates have been accepted into medical school in the last 20+ years.

At Alderson Broaddus University, you can prepare to make a difference.