Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

Planning for Career Flexibility

Students who are enrolled in a preprofessional program must, from the beginning, face the reality that admission to a professional school is a highly competitive process. Often by the junior year, they may find that their grades are not sufficient to seriously consider professional school and they will decide on another career path. Even for those who do apply, many are not accepted. Collectively, these realities demonstrate the need for students to consider paths to other careers early in their education. Hence, a foremost consideration for our preprofessional advisors is to counsel our students into a curriculum that provides career options. Advisors work closely with students to select a major that leaves alternate career choices open should they not be accepted into a professional school.