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

Saint Anselm College offers courses that prepare you for graduate study in medicine (allopathic, osteopathic, and podiatric), dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant and any other allied health profession. The Chief Health Professions Advisor at can help you prepare for this career choice. For more information, see our Pre-Health Program or Pre-Health/Pre-Med Advising.


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 Online College Catalogue or visit the Physics Department homepage.

This is Where You'll Go

Whether it's medical school, law school, or any other school, you'll be prepared with the knowledge and skills to graduate top of your class.

Recent schools and programs:

  • Virginia Tech program in economics
  • University of Notre Dame ESTEEM Program
  • Yale University School of Nursing
  • Georgetown, School of Law
  • Tufts University for master's in engineering
  • Harvard University Ph.D. program in biochemistry
  • Providence College's PACT program for master's in education

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Interested in continuing your studies? You'll see your Saint Anselm degree can lead to other equally impressive degrees.

Academic Advisement

Many Saint Anselm students choose to continue their education in graduate and professional programs and academic advisors are eager to help you explore your options and prepare a strategy to apply and be accepted to graduate school.
Whether you're considering medical or law school, deciding between a Masters or a Ph.D, preparing to take the GREs, or you just need help understanding the application process, you'll want to visit the Academic Advisement office early in your college career to be sure that you're on the right track.

For more information or to set up an appointment with an advisor, contact Academic Advisement at (603) 641-7465.