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  • College of Arts & Sciences

    • Dean's Office
    • Kapelski, Room 209
    • tel: 610-499-4336
    • fax: 610-499-4605

Pre-Professional Programs, Arts & Sciences

Widener’s pre-professional programs prepare you for advanced study in law, medicine, physical therapy, or occupational therapy. 

Small class sizes, individualized attention, state-of-the-art facilities, and nationally recognized faculty will give you strong academic preparation for an advanced degree.

pre-healthcare professionsPre-Health Care Professions

From the first day of enrollment, undergraduate students are assisted in their preparation for a health care professional program in a supportive and collaborative environment. To prepare the strongest application possible, students meet with both their academic major advisor and the pre-health professions advisor throughout their time at Widener. The pre-health professions committee advises students interested in medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, physician assistant, optometry, podiatry, and physical therapy programs. 

pre-physical therapyPre-Physical Therapy

If your goal is to become a physical therapist, Widener has a pre-physical therapy program to set you up for success in our graduate program in physical therapy, one of the nation’s leading programs and one of the first to offer a doctor of physical therapy degree. Unlike many other universities, Widener provides an advantage in that it allows students to pursue their interest in physical therapy while at the same time exploring their interests and passions among a wide variety of majors.                


Widener’s pre-law program is devoted to student success in the law school application process through coursework, practice LSAT exams, and interaction with law faculty and students. Widener students enjoy the added advantage of special admissions programs to both its Delaware and Commonwealth (Harrisburg, PA) law schools.


Pre-OTPre-Occupational Therapy

Students interested in a career in occupational therapy follow a pre-occupational therapy pathway which prepares them for entry into a graduate program in occupational therapy. Undergraduate students on this pathway complete all the prerequisite coursework required for entry into graduate school while completing one of eleven different undergraduate majors, allowing students a great deal of flexibility to follow their interests while preparing for a professional career.