Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-professional programs at Midway University are not major degree programs. Students interested in professional programs are advised to select a major closely related to their field of interest and will be assigned to an advisor with specialized knowledge of admissions requirements in that field. Additionally, each school has its own set of requirements for admission and prospective students need to become very familiar with those entrance requirements. Most professional schools will select students from a variety of undergraduate studies; they are seeking students that are well balanced in their formal academic training as well in work and life experiences.

Below you will find suggested requirements for the different types of Pre-professional programs. Requirements may differ by school, but nearly all will include the requirements listed below. Please stay in close communication with your Pre-professional advisor and the professional schools’ admissions offices to ensure requirements are being met for future admissions.

Medical Pre-Professional

Pre-Physical Therapy
General Requirements Midway University Undergraduate Course Equivalent
Anatomy and Physiology I/II and Labs
General Chemistry I/II and Labs
Physics I/II and Labs
General Psychology
Additional Psychology course
Probability and Statistics
One semester advanced physiology
Medical Terminology
Communication/Public Speaking
BIO 190, 191, 198, 199
CHM 170, 171, 175, 176
PSC 240, 241, 245, 246
BIO 103, 104, 105, 106
PSY 180
PSY 300 or 400 level courses
MTH 245
Contact DPT program for specific courses accepted
BIO 204
Contact DPT program for specific courses accepted
Entrance Exam: GRE
Applications typically submitted through PTCAS
Shadowing and direct patient experience required/highly recommended
Pre-Physician Assistant
General Requirements Midway University Undergraduate Course Equivalent
Anatomy and Physiology I/II and Labs
General Chemistry I/II and Labs
Organic Chemistry I/II and Labs
Physics I/II and Labs
General Biology I/II and Labs
General Psychology
Additional Psychology course
Probability and Statistics
Medical Terminology
Sociology
Microbiology and Lab
Additional Biology electives may be required
Upper level Chemistry course
BIO 190, 191, 198, 199
CHM 170, 171, 175, 176
CHM 330, 331, 335, 336
PSC 240, 241, 245, 246
BIO 103, 104, 105, 106
PSY 180
PSY 300 or 400 level courses
MTH 245
BIO 204
SOC 120
BIO 225, 226
BIO 300 or 400 level courses
BIO/CHM 420
Entrance Exam: GRE
Applications typically submitted through CASPA
Shadowing and direct patient experience required/highly recommended
Pre-Medical, Pre-Osteopathic Medicine, Pre-Podiatric
General Requirements Midway University Undergraduate Course Equivalent
General Chemistry I/II and Labs
Organic Chemistry I/II and Labs
Physics I/II and Labs
General Biology I/II and Labs
English I/II
Additional Biology electives may be required
Biochemistry
Additional courses in social sciences and mathematics recommended for MCAT prep
CHM 170, 171, 175, 176
CHM 330, 331, 335, 336
PSC 240, 241, 245, 246
BIO 103, 104, 105, 106
ENG 101, 102
BIO 300 or 400 level courses
BIO/CHM 420
Various PSY, SOC, MTH courses
Entrance Exam: MCAT
Applications typically submitted through AMCAS, AACOMAS, or AACPM respectively
Shadowing and direct patient experience required/highly recommended

*Programs vary in prerequisite/recommended courses
Entrance Exam: Dental Admission Test (DAT)
Manual dexterity assessed on the DAT
Shadowing and direct patient experience required/highly recommended

Pre-Dentistry
General Requirements Midway University Undergraduate Course Equivalent
General Biology I/II and Labs
General Chemistry I/II and Labs
Organic Chemistry I/II and Labs
Physics I/II and Labs
Two Semesters of English
Microbiology and Lab
Biochemistry
BIO 103, 104, 105, 106
CHM 170, 171, 175, 176
CHM 330, 331, 335, 336
PSC 240, 241, 245, 246
ENG 101, 102
BIO 225, 226
BIO/CHM 420
Required/Recommended*
Anatomy and Physiology I/II and Labs
Histology
Immunology
Cell Biology
Additional Biology electives may be required
BIO 190, 191, 198, 199
BIO 320
BIO 326
BIO 241
BIO 300 or 400 level courses

*Programs vary in prerequisite/recommended courses
A bachelor’s degree is not required for all programs but is strongly recommended
Entrance Exam: Optometry Admission Test (OAT)

Pre-Optometry
General Requirements Midway University Undergraduate Course Equivalent
General Biology I and Labs
General Chemistry I/II and Labs
Organic Chemistry I
Physics I/II and Labs
One semester of English
Microbiology and Lab
Biochemistry
Anatomy and Physiology I/II and Labs
One semester of College Math
BIO 103, 104
CHM 170, 171, 175, 176
CHM 330
PSC 240, 241, 245, 246
ENG 101
BIO 225, 226
BIO/CHM 420
BIO 190, 191, 198, 199
MTH 140 or 200
Required/Recommended*
Anatomy and Physiology I/II and Labs
Histology
Immunology
Additional Biology electives may be required
BIO 320
BIO 326
BIO 300 or 400 level courses

Pre-Occupational Therapy

The professional Occupational Therapy degree requires a masters or doctorate degree for entry level positions. A variety of undergraduate degrees are acceptable for most graduate schools in Occupational Therapy, including Psychology, Biology, and other liberal arts degrees. It is important to check each graduate program’s specific course requirements, but common prerequisites include courses in Human Anatomy, Abnormal Psychology and Statistics.

Pre-Occupational Therapy
General Requirements Midway University Undergraduate Course Equivalent
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Abnormal Psychology
Statistics
BIO 190/191, BIO 198/199
PSY 320
MTH 245
*Programs vary in prerequisite/recommended courses
A bachelors degree is not required for all programs but is strongly recommended
Entrance Exam: Health Science Reasoning Test (HSRT) or GRE

Pre-Engineering

The Midway University Pre-Engineering program is a two-year curriculum that prepares students to attend the final three years of engineering programs at other institutions. The program has been carefully constructed to meet the requirements of the first two years of the engineering curriculum at the University of Kentucky and at the University of Louisville. After satisfactorily completing the two-year program at Midway University, students can apply to these institutions and others to complete the engineering degree.

For program details, please contact Dr. Joel Jones.

Pre-Law

There is no specific curriculum for entry into law school; however a broad liberal arts education prepares students to enter programs. Students should select a major that they have interests and skills being certain to include courses in critical thinking, reasoning, communication and social diversity. Some examples of majors regularly accepted into law school include Criminal Justice, English, and Psychology. It is suggested for students to contact law schools and verify the course requirements and any entrance exams to be taken. Students will be advised by appropriate faculty while working toward a degree.

Pre-Pharmacy

In general, there are two years of liberal arts and basic sciences courses required in a pre-pharmacy curriculum in order to apply for admission to pharmacy school. These courses prepare students for the course load of pharmacy school and serve as prerequisites for many courses in the pharmacy school. Pharmacy schools’ requirements may differ slightly and students are advised to check with those schools for their specific requirements.

General Chemistry & Labs (8-10 semester hours)CHM 170 & CHM 171
CHM 175 & CHM 176Organic Chemistry & Labs (8-10 semester hours)CHM 330 & CHM 331
CHM 335 & CHM 336

Pre-Pharmacy
General Requirements Midway University Undergraduate Course Equivalent
Biology I & Lab (4-5 semester hours) BIO 103 & BIO 104
Microbiology & Lab (4-5 semester hours) BIO 225 & BIO 226
Human Anatomy (3 semester hours) BIO 190
Physiology (3 semester hours) BIO 198
Statistics (3 semester hours) MTH 245
Calculus I MTH 220
Business (3 semester hours) ECO 217, ECO 220, ACC 210, or BUS 321
English (6-7 semester hours) ENG 101 & ENG 102
Oral Communications (3 semester hours) COM 205
*Programs vary in prerequisite/recommended courses
A bachelors degree is not required for all programs but is strongly recommended

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Midway University offers two degrees best suited to prepare students for veterinary school; Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies with concentration in Science. If students decide to major in Equine, it is wise to consider a minor in Biology or Chemistry. If students decide to major in Biology, a great combination would be to minor in Equine.
Kentucky currently does not have a school of veterinary medicine, but it does have agreements with the Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine and the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine that allows legal Kentucky residents to attend these schools at their current rate of in-state tuition. Auburn currently has 38 Kentucky seats while Tuskegee has 3 Kentucky seats; changes may occur with seat number.

Academic competition among aspiring pre-vet Kentucky residents for Auburn seats is high. Per Auburn Vet School, Kentucky applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; overall applicant GPA is usually well above this mark; the average GPA for a recent admissions class at Auburn was 3.60 on a 4.0 scale. And science GPA (e.g., biology, chemistry, and physics) is also highly valued. Students are required to take the General Test of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Students are encouraged to check the Auburn website for course requirement changes.

Below are some of Auburn’s Pre-Veterinarian Requirements for the Biological & Physical Sciences along with Midway University Equivalents. Note that applicants with a bachelor’s degree have the written composition section, the history & social / behavioral sciences section, and the mathematics section waived. It is the student’s responsibility to keep abreast of all requirements that need to be met for consideration for acceptance.

Principles of Biology w/lab (8)BIO 103 (3), BIO 104 (1), BIO 105 (3), BIO 106 (1)Physics I (4)PSC 240 (4)

Auburn School of Veterinary Medicine Midway University
Biological & Physical Sciences Undergraduate Course Requirements Biological & Physical Sciences Undergraduate Course Equivalent
Fundamentals of Chemistry w/lab (8) CHEM 170 (4), CHEM 171 (1), CHEM 175 (4), CHEM 176 (1)
Organic Chemistry w/lab (6) CHEM 330 (4), CHEM 331 (1), CHEM 335 (4), CHEM 336 (1)
Biochemistry (3) CHEM 420 (3)
Animal Nutrition (3) EQS 351 (3)
Cell Biology (3) BIO 241 (3)
Science Electives (6+) Select at least two from the following list:
Microbiology (BIO 225-3),
Microbiology Lab (BIO 226-1),
Genetics & Molecular Biology (BIO 325-3),
Genetics & Molecular Biology Lab (BIO 328-1),
Vertebrate Embryology (BIO 318-3),
Vertebrate Embryology Lab (BIO 319-1),
Histology (BIO 320-2),
Histology Lab (BIO 321-2),
Immunology (BIO 326-3),
Immunology Lab (BIO 327-1),
Physics II (PSC 245-4),
Equine & Comparative Anatomy and Physiology (EQS 325-3)
*Programs vary in prerequisite/recommended courses

Admission to The College of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University is competitive. Applicants are expected to meet the minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and have a minimum Science GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. While these are suggested minimums, the academic expectation is much higher and students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all prerequisite courses. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required (verbal and quantitative sections). Preference is given to applicants from institutions that have articulations with The Tuskegee College of Veterinarian Medicine.

Tuskegee’s Pre-Veterinarian Requirementsare subject to change. Students are responsible for staying abreast of academic requirements and meeting regularly with advisors.