Bethany offers a number of pre-professional programs that prepare students for further study in the areas of law, medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, pharmacy, seminary and veterinary science. These pre-professional programs are not majors but rather an outline of courses of study that are typically required for entrance into a professional program. In most cases a specific major is not required to prepare for these professional programs. Experience has shown that the following programs coupled with a liberal arts education create very strong candidates for these professional programs.
Bethany’s pre-professional programs are designed with most professional programs found in the Midwest in mind. However, entrance requirements may vary from program to program and may change over time. It is important that the student research the prerequisite courses at professional programs in which they are interested. In addition, these suggested prerequisite courses are only part of the admission requirements for these professional programs. There are often many other things to consider that are needed to make a student an attractive candidate.
Students interested in attending dental school most often complete a biology or chemistry major, though there is no required major. Most dental schools prefer students
Students interested in becoming an attorney, paralegal, or legal assistant may supplement a major of their choosing with law-related courses from across the curriculum; however,
Students interested in attending medical school most often complete a biology or chemistry major, though there is no required major. Most medical schools prefer students
Students interested in attending pharmacy school most often complete a chemistry or biology major, though there is no required major. Most pharmacy schools prefer students
Students interested in attending physical therapy school most often complete an exercise science or biology major, though there is no required major. Most physical therapy
There is no specific major that prepares a student for enrollment in a seminary. At Bethany Lutheran College special attention is given to preparing students
Students interested in attending veterinary school most often complete a biology or chemistry major, though there is no required major. Most veterinary schools prefer students