Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-Professional programs at Methodist University are not majors, but rather academic advising tracks which allow students to pursue an undergraduate degree which will prepare them for professional graduate education. Methodist University graduates are highly sought after by graduate schools, and many of our programs boast 75% to 80% acceptance rates to professional programs.

Pre-Dentistry

The Pre-Dentistry program is an advising track that consists of a core of pre-requisite courses that must be completed prior to admission to dental school. Dental schools typically require at least two semesters each of biology, chemistry, organic chemistry and physics. These courses can be incorporated into almost any major at MU, although most students will choose a major from within the School of Science and Human Development or the School of Health Sciences.

Pre-Engineering

The Pre-Engineering program consists of a core of pre-requisite courses that must be completed prior to admission to a school of engineering. You will complete course sequences in calculus, calculus-based introductory physics and chemistry in addition to a course in computer science. You may also complete a large proportion of the general education requirements for engineering. Students then transfer to complete their engineering degree at institutions such as North Carolina State University, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC A&T State University or other engineering institutions. Methodist University offers a BS degree in Engineering on campus, allowing students to complete an engineering degree in its entirety at MU.

Pre-Law

The Pre-Law program is an academic advising track that allows you to work with an academic advisor who will help you maximize your chances of gaining admission to a school of law. Professor Wendy Vonnegut, Esq. serves as the primary advisor for Pre-Law students and is the chair-elect of Pre-Law Advisors National Council. Law schools from around the country regularly visit the Methodist University campus to recruit. MU also offers a unique minor in Legal Studies. This 21 semester hour minor can be combined with any major. Over the last decade, more than 75% of the Legal Studies Program graduates who have applied to law school have been admitted.

Pre-Medicine

The Pre-Medicine program consists of a core of pre-requisite courses that must be completed prior to admission to medical school. Medical schools typically require at least two semesters each of biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, anatomy and physiology as well as courses in biochemistry and physics. These courses can be incorporated into almost any major at MU, although most students will choose a major from within the School of Science and Human Development or the School of Health Sciences.

Pre-Optometry

The Pre-Optometry program consists of a core of pre-requisite courses that must be completed prior to admission to a school of optometry. Optometry programs typically require at least two semesters each of biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, anatomy and physiology as well as courses in biochemistry and physics. These courses can be incorporated into almost any major at MU, although most students will choose a major from within the School of Science and Human Development or the School of Health Sciences.

Pre-Occupational Therapy

The Pre-Occupational Therapy (OT) program consists of a core of pre-requisite courses that must be completed prior to admission to an OT program. OT programs typically require at least two semesters of anatomy and physiology as well as courses in psychology, human development, sociology and statistics. These courses can be incorporated into almost any major at MU. Methodist University has just opened the Thomas R. McLean Health Sciences building in expectation of offering an entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program to begin in the fall of 2018.

Pre-Physician Assistant

The Pre-Physician Assistant (PA) program consists of a core of pre-requisite courses that must be completed prior to admission to a PA program. PA Programs typically require at least two semesters each of biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, anatomy and physiology as well as courses in biochemistry, microbiology, psychology and medical terminology. These courses can be incorporated into almost any major at MU, although most students will typically choose a major from within the School of Science and Human Development or the School of Health Sciences. The Methodist University PA Program is widely regarded as one of the best in the country. Over the last 5 years, 96% of our PA program graduates have passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) on the first attempt. Students who complete their undergraduate degree at MU and apply to the PA program are given preferential consideration over outside applicants.

Pre-Pharmacy

The Pre-Pharmacy program consists of a core of pre-requisite courses that must be completed prior to admission to pharmacy school. Pharmacy programs typically require at least two semesters each of biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, anatomy and physiology as well as courses in biochemistry, calculus and physics. These courses can be incorporated into almost any major at MU, although most students will choose a major from within the School of Science and Human Development or the School of Health Sciences.

Pre-Physical Therapy

The Pre-Physical Therapy (PT) program consists of a core of pre-requisite courses that must be completed prior to admission to a PT program. PT programs typically require courses in biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, psychology and statistics. These courses can be incorporated into almost any major at MU, although most students will typically choose a major in Kinesiology, Athletic Training or Biology. The Methodist University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program begins in the fall of 2015 and will be housed in the Thomas R. McLean Health Sciences building, a state-of-the-art facility that is currently under construction. Students who complete their undergraduate degree at MU and apply to the PT program will be given preferential consideration over outside applicants.

Pre-Speech Therapy

The Pre-Speech Therapy program consists of a core of pre-requisite courses that must be completed prior to admission to a speech therapy program. Speech and Language Therapy programs typically require courses in biology, chemistry, physics, psychology and statistics. These courses can be incorporated into almost any major at MU, although most students will choose a major from within the School of Science and Human Development or the School of Health Sciences.

Pre-Veterinary

The Pre-Veterinary program consists of a core of pre-requisite courses that must be completed prior toadmission to veterinary school. Veterinary schools typically require at least two semesters each of biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, anatomy and physiology as well as courses in biochemistry, microbiology, calculus, statistics and physics. These courses can be incorporated into almost any major at MU, although most students will choose a major from within the School of Science and Human Development or the School of Health Sciences. Many veterinary schools also require a course in animal nutrition. Methodist University does not teach a course in animal nutrition, but there are a number of schools which offer this course online.

Pre-Theology

Pre-Theology at Methodist University is an advising track designed to prepare you for any form of ministry. MU has a long history of preparing students for graduate theological education. A minor in Church Leadership is also available, preparing you to lead youth, music, pastoral, or other church ministries, and benefit from interdisciplinary course work, mission trip opportunities, and off-campus internships. Students can choose any major or program as a course of study, but many gravitate toward a degree in Religion.

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