Pre-professional Programs

Students may prepare for further study in professions by following recommended curricula for Pre-Medicine, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Law, and Pre-Engineering.

TWU offers several options for Pre-Medicine study.  Students may major in Biology (Pre-Med track) or Biochemistry (Pre-Health Track).  Almost any major can be combined with the minor in Pre-Medicine, but majors in History, Sociology, and General Studies are particularly well-suited for combination with this minor.  

Pre-Medicine students may participate in the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) which provides scholarships beginning in the sophomore year for students who complete 27 semester credit hours during their first year of college with a 3.25 GPA or higher (no more than 3 semester credit hours of AP credit can be counted towards the 27 hour requirement). Participation in this state-wide program provides students with support, scholarships, and guidance toward admission to participating Texas medical schools if all requirements are met. See the Chemistry and Physics Department section of this catalog for details.

Pre-Physician Assistant students may prepare for later study by following the Biology (Pre-Physician Assistant Track)

Pre-Dentistry students may prepare for later study by following the recommended curricula shown in Biology or the Chemistry and Physics Department sections of this catalog.

Pre-Law students may prepare for legal studies by following the curricula described in the History and Political Science section of this catalog.

Pre-Engineering students may participate in the dual degree program in mathematics and engineering offered through the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in association with the University of North Texas. For details, contact the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.