MAJORS & PROGRAMS
Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental,& Pre-Veterinarian Programs
Waynesburg University has long been recognized as a leader in pre-medical, pre-dental, and pre-veterinarian education. Because of the University's tradition of excellence in the natural sciences, as well as the liberal arts, students seeking to enter medical, dental, or veterinarian school receive thorough preparation for graduate study.
You may complete major work in any department of the University as long as you fulfill the basic science courses required by all professional schools. These include a year of biology or zoology, a year of organic chemistry, and a year of physics. You may also choose a Bachelor of Science degree program in biology or chemistry.
A special Pre-Health Professions Committee of faculty oversees these programs and provides important guidance on admission to medical and dental schools.
Interested in a faster track? If you are admitted to a medical or dental school after your junior year at the College, and remain in good academic standing, you will be graduated automatically with a Waynesburg University Bachelor of Science degree following completion of your first year of study in that school.
Pre-Law (3/3) Program
Students who plan to become attorneys must overcome a series of challenges. They need to excel in college and score high on the LSAT (Law School Admission Test). They need to gain admittance to law school and master their legal studies. Finally, they need to pass the bar examination.
Law schools seek able, motivated students regardless of their undergraduate major. Students have graduated in a wide variety of majors from Waynesburg and have gone on to law school. What matters most in a student’s undergraduate studies is enrolling in challenging courses to develop intellectual skills. Students should learn to read carefully and precisely, to reason logically, and to write and speak clearly.
To aid the student the University provides a Pre-Law Advisor. The Pre-Law Advisor does not substitute for the major advisor but aims to complement the work of the major advisor. The Pre-Law Advisor advises students regarding course selection with an eye to developing the skills law schools seek. She helps the student prepare for the LSAT and guides the student through the process of deciding which law schools to apply to for admission, and which, once admitted would be best to attend.
Students considering attending law school should register with the Pre-Law Advisor as early in their college careers as possible. The Pre-Law Major follows the recommendation of the American Bar Association in developing a wide range of skills that have been recognized as necessary for the successful completion of law school and a career in the law.
Pre-Physical Therapy Program
A fast-growing and competitive field, physical therapy requires a solid foundation in biological, chemical, physical, and social sciences. Waynesburg University provides all of that - and more.
The Pre-Physical Therapy Program at Waynesburg University is designed to serve the pre-professional needs of students planning to specialize in physical therapy. It is also excellent preparation for graduate study. Waynesburg's strength as a liberal arts institution, combined with 200 hours of practical experience through internships in a variety of clinical settings, will help you prepare thoroughly for a career in physical therapy.