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.

Programs

Pre-Engineering

This course of study will lay the foundation for an intensive undergraduate Engineering program.  It requires preparation in mathematics, physics and chemistry.  After the foundation has been laid the student will transfer to a school that offers the Bachelors of Engineering degree.  While working with an advisor from the Mathematics and Physical Sciences Department, a set of appropriate courses will be chosen to facilitate transfer to an undergraduate Engineering program.

Pre-Law

A graduate degree in law can be built on any four-year degree at Southwestern – there are no specific prerequisite courses.  However, a degree in the social sciences (such History or English) can be a particularly useful background for law school.  Accordingly, the pre-law advisor is a member of the History/Social Science department.  Students apply for law school after completing a baccalaureate degree and taking the LSAT (Law School Aptitude Test).  

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.

 

Faculty Profiles

Elizabeth Bowser, MA

History & Social Science
Assistant Professor
(817) 202-6261

Amy McHenry, PhD

Biological Sciences
Assoc. Professor
(817) 202-6217

Peter McHenry, PhD

Biological Sciences
Associate Professor
(817) 202-6275

Arthur Schwarz, PhD

Biological Sciences
Associate Professor/Department Chair
(817) 202-6259

Jared Wood, PhD

Biological Sciences
Assistant Professor
(817) 202-6560

Jonathan Duarte, PhD

Mathematics & Physical Science
Associate Professor
(817) 202-6503

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