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Pre-Professional Programs

You may enter Saint Anselm with the intention of pursuing a post-graduate professional degree. If you are interested in graduate work in dentistry, medicine, law, or theology, you may choose any of our undergraduate majors. In addition to an advisor in your chosen major, a pre-professional advisor will offer you guidance in selecting appropriate courses required for admission to post-graduate programs and will assist you through the application process.

Counselors in our departments of Career Education Services and Academic Advisement are also available to assist you in career exploration, locating internships, and applying for both jobs and graduate programs.

Pre-Medical or Pre-Dental

The health professions advisor and chair of the Pre-Professional Committee oversees your preparation if you intend to apply to a school of medicine (allopathic and osteopathic), dentistry, optometry, podiatry, or veterinary medicine, or to a graduate program in the allied health care professions.


No specific program of study is required to gain admittance to law school. If you are interested in law school, you should meet with the director of academic advisement for individual academic planning. A specific program of study based on educational interests and career goals can be shaped for you.


The Pre-Theological Program involves concentration in philosophy and courses in the classical languages.

3-2 Engineering

Saint Anselm offers a five-year cooperative liberal arts and engineering program in affiliation with the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana; the University of Massachusetts Lowell; The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.; and Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York.

Students spend three years at Saint Anselm College fulfilling the liberal arts and science prerequisites for engineering. In an additional two years, at one of the above universities selected by the student, the remaining engineering requirements are fulfilled.

Under this arrangement, the student receives the bachelor of arts degree from Saint Anselm College, subsequent to the fulfillment of graduation requirements, and, upon the successful completion of the fifth year, an engineering degree from the cooperative institution's school of engineering.

The 3-2 engineering major is offered through Saint Anselm's Physics Department. For more information, please refer to the College Catalog or visit the Physics Department home page.