Preprofessional Programs

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Some careers require a bachelor's degree or prerequisite coursework to prepare you for entrance into professional school or graduate study. Morningside's preprofessional programs are designed to help you build a great foundation for further educational opportunities that will lead to a fulfilling career in law, the ministry or health professions.

Health Professions

There are a number of health careers for which an undergraduate degree or specific undergraduate credit hours are needed in order to begin further study in a professional academic program. Morningside offers a number of preprofessional programs to prepare you for a career in:

  •     Chiropractic
  •     Dentistry
  •     Medicine
  •     Medical Laboratory Science
  •     Optometry
  •     Pharmacy
  •     Physical Therapy
  •     Physician Assistant
  •     Veterinary Medicine


Morningside's challenging academic program and opportunities for participation in career-related activities are great training for a prospective lawyer. Our graduates who have been admitted to law school had a wide range of majors: political science, history, philosophy, English, psychology, biology and business administration. If you want to investigate a law career, we offer an interdisciplinary minor and a group of courses in legal studies. Morningside also has a mock trial team that competes in regional and national tournaments.


If you are thinking about an advanced degree in ministry or religious studies, you will benefit from the thorough liberal arts background that Morningside offers. A religious studies minor is valuable if you wish to pursue a career in ordained ministry, youth work, counseling or other religious vocation. We recommend a religious studies major if you are interested in teaching at a college or university. Also, ask about our accelerated path to ministry program with Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill.