Health Related Pre-professional

Pre-Medicine
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Osteopathic Medicine
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Physician’s Assistant
Pre-Veterinary Medicine

These graduate programs require completion of a bachelor’s degree with a variety of pre-requisite coursework.  You may complete those pre-requisite courses as part of any major, but most students choose to major in Biology, Chemistry or Biochemistry, as the required coursework for those majors overlaps the most with the pre-requisites.  You will work with an advisor in the Biology or Chemistry Department to help you choose the appropriate courses and prepare to apply to graduate programs.

Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Orthotics & Prostethics

These graduate programs typically require completion of a bachelor’s degree with a variety of pre-requisite coursework.  You may complete those pre-requisite courses as part of any major, but most students choose to major in Biology or Kinesiology, as the required coursework for those majors overlaps the most with the pre-requisites.  You will work with an advisor in the Biology or Kinesiology Department to help you choose the appropriate courses and prepare to apply to graduate programs.

Pre-Public Health

This graduate program typically requires completion of 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 Biology 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.

Pre-Speech Language Pathology
Pre-Nutrition & Dietetics
Pre-Dental Hygiene
Pre-Health Informatics
Pre-Respiratory Care

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 Biology 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.

Pre-X-Ray Technology
Pre-Dental Hygiene

These programs require 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 Biology 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.