Pre-Professional Degrees

"Upon graduation, I aspire to become a Physician Assistant. I am thankful that I will be receiving a Bachelors in Biology, because it allows me to complete all of my prerequisites for PA school and obtain an abundance of knowledge in various classes that will be beneficial for me moving forward in my career."

Karly Sanchez
Presentation College Student

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Biology

Graduates of PC's  biology program have a diverse range of options and opportunities in front of them. 

Pre-professional options:

  • physical therapy
  • occupational therapy
  • physician assistant
  • medicine 
  • chiropractic medicine
  • dental 
  • veterinary science 
  • mortuary science

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Criminal Justice

PC students that graduate with a criminal justice degree have many options professionally.

Pre-professional options:

  • law enforcement
  • corrections 
  • court services
  • social services
  • the military
  • homeland security
  • law school 

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Health Science

Students of PC's BS in Health Science can either choose a specialization or take classes that will give them a general background for health.

Pre-professional options:

  • medicine
  • pharmaceuticals
  • dentistry
  • public health
  • graduate school

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Exercise Science

Presentation College graduates with an exercise science degree can pursue advanced degrees in areas like:

  • exercise physiology
  • biomechanics
  • sports psychology
  • physical therapy
  • occupational therapy
  • podiatry
  • medicine
  • athletic training

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Thinking About Becoming a Doctor or Lawyer? 

Students in Pre-Professional programs earn their Bachelor of Science degree in one of PC's majors, with an eye on pre-entrance testing and on meeting entrance requirements for the professional degree of their choice. Students can prepare to apply for graduate health and law programs by earning a bachelor’s degree in one of PC’s majors and adding required and recommended pre-health and pre-law area coursework. Popular options include Biology, Criminal Justice, Health Science and Human Services. You can choose any PC major with required prerequisite coursework in preparation for applying to a graduate program.

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Customize Your Education

Presentation College brings pre-professional programs to the next level – allowing you the opportunity to package degrees in a way that is unique to your career aspirations.

At PC, we utilize electives in the curricula to tailor a one-of-a-kind educational experience for you based on the admissions requirements of your intended graduate school. With an academic advisor, you will declare a primary major and combine additional degrees and minors to create the best package for graduate school preparation – both in and out of the classroom. Cultivate your learning with courses that will prepare you for graduate entrance exams, explore specialized areas of study, improve upon your soft skills, and more!

 

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Bring Your Dreams to Life

Do you already have a goal in mind for the future? We're here to help you make it a reality. Our pre-professional degree programs are excellent ways to prepare for your future career while doing all the groundwork needed for success. Whether you plan to pursue a profession in medicine, law, science or politics, a pre-professional degree can give you a streamlined path. Your future career will be filled with unique challenges and joys — let us help you make the road getting there a little easier.

For years, we have guided pre-professional degree majors in SD through the courses, resources and experiences they need to thrive. Our expert faculty and counselors are here to listen to your goals and help guide you toward the academic choices that will bring you to your destination.

Pursue Your Passion

Your interests may not perfectly align with a certain career track. For an aspiring undergraduate student, it can be difficult to know how to blend your passions with a professional goal. This is why sticking with undeclared majors or frequently switching majors is common. We're here to help you avoid the uncertainty and start your studies with a sense of purpose and potential.

With one of our pre-professional degree program majors in South Dakota, you'll know exactly where you want to go — and what you need to do to make it happen. From interests in science and technology to a fascination with sociology and law, we can help you find ways to turn your interests into a living.

Why Choose to Study at Presentation College?

PC is known for being a community willing to go above and beyond to help you succeed. We're focused on your goals and interested in whole-person development. If you have a good idea of where you want to be five or 10 years from now, we'll help you map out a route to get there. What if you have no idea what the future holds? We'll work with you until you discover your dreams.

Ranked as the second-best small-town college in America, our campus is a safe and supportive community for every student. Discover the beauty of the great outdoors as you learn more about the field of your choice. Our individualized approach means that each student can engage with their education in a hands-on way. You'll find what works best for you, and our small class sizes ensure we can adapt to every student's needs.

With up to 98% of students receiving financial assistance, we help mitigate every obstacle that could come between you and your future success.

Step Into the Career of Your Dreams Today

Our pre-professional degree majors at our South Dakota college will help you prepare for a rich and rewarding career in the field of your choice. Whether you've always envisioned working in the courtroom, have a lifelong scientific curiosity or are drawn to enforce the law, a pre-professional track can give you a straight line to achieving your goals. Look beyond your undergraduate years and into the career that awaits.

Apply now for one of our pre-professional degree programs or contact our team to learn more.