Get on track for a professional degree

From medical school to engineering to law, pre-professional tracks in our undergraduate programs prepare you for a professional degree. A pre-professional track is a series of courses taken in addition to the required curriculum in your major that ensures you'll be ready for the next step in your professional career.

Pre-Health Professions

We are here to further the opportunities of students interested in Health Professions by providing individual guidance to any student, regardless of their major.

Pre-Health students major in a variety of disciplines and may decide to pursue study in a variety of fields after graduation, including, but not limited to: medical, dental, veterinary, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nursing.

Meet with your success coach for major discernment, field of study and degree planning, application and personal statements. for understanding and navigating graduate school process.Meet with your faculty advisor to talk about course content, degree progression, and career or pre-health exploration.

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The pre-engineering coursework provides a strong foundation in science, mathematics, and engineering.

ϲʿ’s University offers a variety of essential engineering courses as well as several partner programs, including:

  • Science and Engineering: Wash U— a 5-yearprogram with Washington University in St. Louis in which students earn abachelor’s degree in Mathematics from ϲʿ’s and a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, or Systems Engineering from Washington University.

ϲʿ's also offersESTEEM: Notre Dame, an innovative 11-month entrepreneurshipmaster's program through our sister school, Notre Dame.

These educational pathways are attractive not only to our students, but to the engineering faculty at our partner institutions as well as prospective employers for the program graduates. With a solid liberal arts foundation, students who proceed through these dual degree programs are well-prepared for their engineering coursework and careers. In particular, the ϲʿ's curriculum helps students to develop outstanding communication skills in multiple media, strong problem-solving skills through challenging courses, and a solid grounding through an understanding of the broader societal context that is developed via the Holy Cross approach to higher education and through the humanities and social science courses that are part of our general education curriculum.

Pre-Law

The Pre-Law Advising Program helps students develop the communicative, analytical, and methodological skills important to the legal profession.The American Bar Association does notrecommend any particular undergraduatemajors, as students are admitted to law school from almost every academic discipline.

Many students choose to major in subjects considered to be traditional preparation for law school, such as history, English, communications, business, or political science. We recommend students explore a broad liberal artseducation to prepare for law school, graduate school, or employment in the public or private sector.

Meet with your success coach for major discernment, field of study and degree planning, application and personal statements. for understanding and navigating graduate school process.Meet with your faculty advisor to talk about course content, degree progression, and career or pre-law exploration.

Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC)

The Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) mentors Pre-Health students on several levels. The committee works closely with the Director of Career and Professional Development to provide guidance for strategically becoming a competitive applicant, as well as guidance for the application and interview process. Many Pre-Health professional programs strongly encourage students to receive an evaluation from their institution's HPAC. Students may acquire a letter of evaluation from HPAC to accompany their application. Students typically begin their application process for professional school in their junior year. However, national trends indicate that students are delaying their application to professional school until their senior year of college or later, after they have gained firsthand experience in their field of interest.

Accepted Health Professions

The following health professions will beconsideredfor evaluation:Medical, Dental, Veterinary, Physician Assistant, Optometry, and Pharmacy.If you are not applying to any of the preceding fields, there is no need to complete an application.