Pre-professional programs at Midway University are not major degree programs; students are advised to select a major program to complete while satisfying the requirements to gain admission into a professional school. Each school has its own set of requirements for admission and the prospective student needs 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. Students are advised to select a major in which they have an interest and is rigorous enough to show that they can perform at the professional level. Although a Baccalaureate degree is not required for most programs it does show admission committees that the student can stay committed to a program and accomplish the task at hand.
Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Podiatric Medicine, Pre-Occupational Therapy
These programs have very similar requirements and students need to stay in very close communication with the respective school which they wish to apply. Requirements can change and adjustments will need to be made.
Requirements may differ but nearly all will include:
Most of these schools encourage the prospective students to shadow physicians or other health professionals during their undergraduate years. A strong background of volunteering in the community is highly encouraged.Some schools require biochemistry, statistics, economics, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, genetics, calculus and similar courses.
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.
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.
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.
Students can satisfy requirements to apply to veterinary school using different degree tracks. Biology and Equine Studies have majors and minors that work well to allow the student to prepare for admission to various schools. Obtaining a Baccalaureate degree allows the student the opportunity to broaden their educational background and allows time for work and volunteer experiences. The more experience the student gains working with large and small animals, and the more varied experiences obtained the greater the qualifications for being accepted into a veterinary program. The student must verify with each school the requirements for that school.
Kentucky residents have the option to go to Auburn (34 students) or Tuskegee (2 students) and not have to pay out of state tuition. Students from states other than Kentucky need to check with their home state to see if there are similar reciprocal agreements.
Auburn University requires the following courses if a student is applying with a BS or BA degree, if applying with no degree there are additional requirements. These requirements are listed on the Auburn School of Veterinary Medicine website (www.vetmed.auburn.edu) in addition to these requirements.
While students are working on their academic degrees, it is recommended they work in the various veterinary practices, horse farms, humane shelters and other opportunities that abound. The work and volunteer experiences of students are heavily weighted in the application process. Practical applied experiences are invaluable. Check with individual schools for a complete list of courses, entrance exams, interviews, and other materials required for application for entrance.