Make it a calling, not just a career

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Dentistry

Though you don’t have to officially declare Dentistry as a major or minor, you still will have to take some extra classes: typically, two semesters each of General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and General Biology plus one or more semesters of Physics and English. Contact the chair of the pre-health advising team, Dr. Melinda Pomeroy-Black at mblack@lagrange.edu.

Engineering

As a dual-degree engineering student, you will complete at least 90 semester hours (approximately three years) at LaGrange College, then continue your studies at Georgia Tech or Auburn for another two to three years. Contact program advisor Dr. Bill McCoy at wmccoy@lagrange.edu.

Journalism and Communications

Communication courses cover media production and print media. Internships provide practical experience in editorial work, news reporting, proofreading, sportscasting, advertising, and layout.  Ask your academic department advisor for more information.

Law

The pre-law advising committee will help you get on the right track, meeting with you during your freshman year to guide you in the right direction. For more information, contact the program coordinator for political science, Dr. John Tures, at jtures@lagrange.edu.

Medicine (M.D.)

Pre-med track students should be prepared to take the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) during the spring of their junior year. Contact the chair of the pre-health advising team, Dr. Melinda Pomeroy-Black at mblack@lagrange.edu.

Pharmacy

While it is not required for entrance to pharmacy school, most students complete an undergraduate degree first – typically one in General Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Economics, English or Behavioral Science. Dr. Melinda Pomeroy-Black (mblack@lagrange.edu) is chair of the pre-health advisory team.

Physician Assistant (P.A.)

Physician assistants (PAs) are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. They conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, assist in surgery and write prescriptions (in most states). Contact the chair of the pre-health advising team, Dr. Melinda Pomeroy-Black at mblack@lagrange.edu.

Physical Therapy

Nearly all Physical Therapy Schools have moved to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program and require completion of a bachelor’s degree prior to admission. To be assigned an advisor, contact Dr. Melinda Pomeroy-Black at mblack@lagrange.edu.

Seminary

Seminary students at LaGrange often major in religion and can choose a special emphasis such as youth ministry or church leadership. Other popular pre-seminary majors are history, philosophy, psychology and English. For advisement, contact Dr. David Ahearn at dahearn@lagrange.edu.

Veterinary Medicine

The majority of this coursework overlaps the Bachelor of Science in Biology major, so it is the preferred track for LaGrange students. To be assigned an advisor, contact Dr. Melinda Pomeroy-Black at mblack@lagrange.edu.