Pre-VetIf 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.

Nursing

Fast Facts

  • Advisor: Dr. Alice Lawrence
  • Two programs available: 3-plus-2 arrangement with Vanderbilt University, or standard 4 year Liberal Arts program at Bryan.
  • If you choose the Vanderbilt option you will:
    • Take three years at BryanApply to Vanderbilt
    • Complete a two-year program in one of 12 specialties
    • Earn a Bachelor’s from Bryan and Master’s degree from Vanderbilt
    • View the Vanderbilt Program Course Sheet
  • If you choose the Bryan option you will complete a four year degree in Liberal Arts and pursue further study at a school of your choice.

Recommended Majors

Recommended Courses

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Human A&P
  • Psychology

What's Next?

  • Take GRE
  • Get hospital experience
  • Attempt to meet standards of other nursing schools

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

  • Essential Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Biodiversity & Biosystematics
  • Origins
  • Virology
  • Introduction to Nutrition

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

Pre-Veterinarian

Fast Facts

  • Advisor: Dr. Alice Lawrence
  • The Biology Major is a rigorous program designed to ensure that you have the work habits, knowledge base and test scores that you will need to be successful after graduation.
  • You will receive a well-rounded education that includes prerequisites for veterinary programs.
  • Bryan will help connect you with local veterinarians for hands-on work experience.

Recommended Majors

Recommended Courses

  • Zoology
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Physics

What's Next?

  • Seek internships and volunteer experiences
  • Take the VCAT or GRE
  • Research and apply to Veterinary Colleges