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Flexibility and individuality are paramount to our pre-professional program, which will fully prepare you for the post-graduate phase of your academic journey.

Here at Lakeland University, we will maximize your potential for acceptance into medical school, veterinary school, chiropractic school, optometry school or dental school. And once you begin your post-graduate work, the strong base of scientific knowledge you’ve built here at Lakeland will serve you well.

“With the personalized advising from Lakeland’s faculty, we tailor the coursework to meet the needs of any professional program,” says Greg Smith, associate professor of biology. “That’s the touch – the personal touch – we’re so proud of.”

You’re not locked in

Let’s say you enter college with the long-term goal of becoming a physician. But a couple of years into your studies, you decide you’d rather be a dentist. Or a chiropractor. Or a pharmacist. The great thing about Lakeland’s pre-professional curriculum is that changing your mind won’t cost you time or money.

“Because of the broad range of professional studies this program is designed to prepare students for, it is by its very nature a somewhat fluid curriculum,” Smith says. “We meet with the students individually to talk about their needs for the professional area of study they’re interested in. Courses change from field to field, from subfield to subfield, year to year.”

Pre-Professional at Lakeland

Gaining acceptance into graduate school requires more than just a Bachelor of Science degree and good grades. A prospective grad school student must also fare well on applicable entrance exams (such as the Medical School Admissions Test), interview with poise and confidence and feature strong internship experience.

At Lakeland, we take a holistic approach to our students’ pre-professional education. Lakeland’s faculty members work closely with local hospitals, clinics and pharmacies to help students land internships. We nurture our long-standing relationships with area businesses for the benefit of our students. And for our students who live outside the Sheboygan area, professors will contact potential summer internship providers in those students’ hometowns.

Lakeland faculty members also take pride in writing personal letters of recommendation for their students, which further strengthen a post-graduate school application.




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