Majors

Pre-Professional Programs

If you have a long-term goal that includes becoming a nurse or going to medical or law school, check out the options below.  Learn what majors and specific courses are best suited to help you prepare for your chosen profession. 

If you have questions, which no doubt you will, contact one of the professors listed under each pre-professional program.  They can give you guidance in helping you make good academic choices.

Additional insights are provided concerning further steps you can take outside the classroom to guide you along the path towards fulfilling your dreams for the future.

PRE-NURSING

Fast Facts

  • Advisor: Dr. Alice Lawrence
  • Two programs are available: the standard 4-year B.S. degree in Health Science provides the prerequisites for most nursing programs and allows plenty of elective hours for a minor or double major while the dual degree version allows completion of the core and major requirements in three years, so that advanced students can apply to some accelerated nursing degree programs and still receive a B.S. in Health Science from Bryan.

Recommended Majors

Recommended Courses

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Human A&P
  • Psychology
PRE-LAW

Fast Facts

  • Advisor: Dr. Kevin Clauson
  • Any major is a gateway to law school.
  • Most law schools look for a well-rounded liberal arts education.
  • There is no undergraduate law major.
  • Check out our In-Depth Information

Recommended Courses

  • Logic and Critical Thinking
  • Jurisprudence (Philosophy of Law)
  • American Constitutional Law
  • American Constitutional History
  • Legal Environment of Business / Business Law

What's Next?

  • Take the LSAT
  • Research and apply to law schools

The academics is only part of a pre-law schooling. Students are often most stressed about taking the LSAT and researching schools. The pre-law professors at Bryan College are committed to helping you prepare for the LSAT. Additionally, they will be your advocate and advisor when researching law schools.

PRE-MEDICINE

Fast Facts

  • Advisor: Dr. Alice Lawrence
  • Bryan graduates have a very high medical school acceptance rate.
  • When asked to rate the quality of their Bryan education, graduates give Bryan high marks.
  • Senior biology majors typically rank in the the 96th-99th percentiles on the national ETS Major Field Tests.

Recommended Majors

Recommended Courses

  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Microbiology

What's Next?

  • Take the MCAT, DAT, or GRE
  • Research and apply to Graduate Schools in Medicine
PRE-PHARMACY

Fast Facts

  • Advisor: Dr. Brian Hill
  • Bryan science classes are rigorous and are designed to help prepare you for your post-graduation career.
  • Small class sizes ensure plenty of interaction with professors.
  • Bryan has excellent laboratory facilities and labs are run by professors with Ph.D’s, not graduate students.

Recommended Majors

Recommended Courses

  • Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Calculus
  • Statistics

What's Next?

  • Take the PCAT and apply to a pharmacy school to pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree
  • Or, research and apply to a 6-year Ph.D. Pharmacy Program