Southwestern Adventist University

Undergraduate Bulletin 2011-2012 PDF

Pre-professional Programs

Southwestern Adventist University offers preparation for a number of professional programs that are offered at other universities. Certain professional programs build upon a four-year baccalaureate degree from Southwestern Adventist University. Others require one, two, or three years of undergraduate preparation at Southwestern Adventist University before transferring to complete the program requirements. In either case these professional programs typically include a specific list of required courses.

Students in pre-professional programs that involve a four-year degree from Southwestern Adventist University are encouraged to consult routinely with their major advisor and their pre-professional advisor.

For further information including program prerequisite requirements access the given URL and meet with the pre-professional advisor.

Pre-Engineering

Advisor: Paulos Berhane

Currently Southwestern Adventist University coordinates with Walla Walla University and Andrews University to offer the first year of an undergraduate program in Engineering. http://mps.swau.edu/pre-eng/

Pre-Law

Advisor: Elizabeth Bowser

A graduate degree in law can be built on any four-year degree at Southwestern Adventist University. There are no specific prerequisite courses. However, a degree in the social sciences (such as History or Social Studies) can be a particularly useful background for law school.

Pre-Medicine

Advisor: Suzanne Phillips

A Medical Doctor program is a graduate program building upon any four-year baccalaureate degree from Southwestern Adventist University that includes a specified list of prerequisites. Southwestern Adventist University coordinates with the medical program at Loma Linda University. http://biology.swau.edu/careers/premed/premed.html

Pre-Pharmacy

Advisor: Lawrence Turner

A Doctor of Pharmacy program is a graduate program building upon any four-year baccalaureate degree from Southwestern Adventist University that includes a specified list of prerequisites. Southwestern Adventist University coordinates with the pharmacy program at Loma Linda University. http://mps.swau.edu/pre-pharm/


 

Pre-Physical Therapy

Advisor: Lawrence Turner

There are typically two paths for entry into a Doctor of Physical Therapy program:

  1. Complete a four-year baccalaureate degree from Southwestern Adventist University that includes a specified list of prerequisites.
  2. Complete a three-year program of study including a number of specific prerequisites then transfer to complete a baccalaureate degree and enter a graduate program in Physical Therapy.

Currently Southwestern Adventist University coordinates with Loma Linda University and Andrews University to offer the three-year pre-physical therapy program. http://mps.swau.edu/pre-pt/

Other Pre-professional Programs and Advisors

     
Pre-Chiropractic                     Suzenne Phillips Biology
Pre-Dental Suzenne Phillips Biology
Pre-Dental Assisting Suzenne Phillips Biology
Pre-Dental Hygiene Suzenne Phillips Biology
Pre-Dietetics & Nutrition Art Chadwick Biology
Pre-Occupational Therapy Lawrence Turner Math/Physical Sciences
Pre-Optometry Lawrence Turner Math/Physical Sciences
Pre-Osteopathy Art Chadwick Biology
Pre-Physician Assistant Art Chadwick Biology
Pre-Podiatry Suzenne Phillips Biology
Pre-Public Health Lawrence Turner Math/Physical Sciences
Pre-Respiratory Therapy Lawrence Turner Math/Physical Sciences
Pre-Speech Pathology Lawrence Turner Math/Physical Sciences
Pre-Veterinary Medicine Suzenne Phillips Biology
Pre-X-Ray Technology Suzenne Phillips  Biology

For Pre-professional programs not described above or with a listed advisor, see Karl Konrad - Math/Physical Sciences Department.

Courses (Click for more info)

These courses are offered as Southwestern Adventist University courses taught in a distance learning format by professors from Loma Linda University and Walla Walla University.

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