Preprofessional programs prepare students for entry into bachelor degree programs that lead to advanced studies in law or medicine. They are an economical way to earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree.
Lower Columbia College offers an associate transfer degree option in pre-law, and associate degree options in medical fields including pre-chiropractice, pre-dental hygiene, pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy and pre-veterinary medicine.
Careers in law or medicine require a bachelor's degree and several years of advanced studies. Careful planning is recommended. Fields have specialized degree and licensure requirements.
Law careers can be built upon interests in accounting, corporate management, public administration, politics, criminal investigation, as well as legal practice. Most law schools do not require specific undergraduate programs, but recommend courses appropriate for the baccalaureate degree of the student's choice. Pre-law students should have the ability to read, write, and speak English well, a critical understanding of human values and institutions, and the creative power to think.Course Catalog
Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA)
Careers in medical professions require several years of advanced study. Medical coursework is rigorous and entry into professional schools is very competitive. Students planning a career in any of the medical fields listed below can begin their studies at LCC and gain a solid foundation in the basic sciences required in those fields. A number of medical schools also require a foreign language.Course Catalog
Associate in Arts & Sciences (AA)