Are you interested in law school, dentistry, engineering, medicine, physical therapy, or some other profession? See the list below to get an idea of how Southwestern can help you prepare for these programs.
Pre-Orthotics & Prosthetics
This graduate program typically requires completing a bachelor’s degree with several pre-requisite courses. You may complete these pre-requisite courses as part of any major. You may work with an advisor in the Biological Sciences Department to help you choose the appropriate courses and prepare to apply to graduate programs.
Medical Laboratory Science
Southwestern Adventist University has formal agreements with both Andrews University and with Tarleton State University, which allow our students to take the first three years of Medical Laboratory Science at Southwestern while completing the fourth clinical year at either Tarleton or Andrews. You will still pay Southwestern tuition and will graduate from Southwestern.
These programs require you to take two years of pre-requisite coursework before transferring to another institution to complete your degree. You can complete your two-year Associate of Science degree while fulfilling the pre-requisites for these programs. You will work with an advisor in the Biological Sciences Department to help you choose the appropriate courses and prepare to apply to graduate programs. Note that Dental Hygiene can be either a four-year bachelor’s degree or a two-year associate’s degree.
This program requires a year of pre-requisite courses at Southwestern Adventist University before transferring to another institution to complete your degree. You will work with an advisor in the Biological Sciences Department to help you choose the appropriate courses.
There are many good reasons to explore the law and the legal profession before entering law school. You will gain a more realistic view of the actual practice of law, the skills you will need, and the realities of the legal employment market. Greater familiarity with the legal system—its institutions, concepts, and even vocabulary—can advance your understanding of the law school curriculum. Most students enroll in Pre-Law as preparation for law school. The Pre-Law degree will undoubtedly enhance your candidacy for admission to law school, as well as your opportunities for employment during and after law school. However, you may want to pursue a career as a paralegal or legal assistant, and a Pre Law degree can prepare you for that as well. If you decide a career in law is not for you, the degree is still a good foundation for a career in the many fields of social science. As with any career, graduates will require further education to meet their goals.