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Preprofessional & Cooperative Programs

Premed, Predental & Preveterinary
Cooperative Programs


Premed, Predental & Preveterinary

Match rigorous instruction in the sciences with a solid liberal arts experience. The combination provides the skills, perspective, and experiences that prepare you for medical school and other pre-health professions. Students benefit from exceptional facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, and accessible faculty mentors. Susquehanna has a celebrated tradition of faculty/student research — many students have co-authored and published work in important scientific journals.

The Health Professions Advising Committee guides your course selection, helps you locate valuable internship opportunities, assists in the application process, helps you stage your practice interview and writes your letters of recommendation. The committee includes local health professionals and faculty members from all the science departments.

Recent graduates have gained admission to the following schools:

Dartmouth School of Medicine
Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine
New England College of Optometry
New York University School of Dentistry
Penn State College of Medicine at Hershey
Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Temple University Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Dentistry
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine



Susquehanna’s prelaw program guides and equips students interested in entering the legal profession. Susquehanna’s liberal arts curriculum prepares students with strong writing, communication and critical thinking skills—skills that carry significant weight in the law school admission process.

Personal, one-on-one advising is available from your first year on campus. In addition, you'll benefit from peer advice and direction from Susquehanna alumni who are practicing attorneys.

Recent graduates have gained admission to the following schools:

Boston College School of Law
Boston University School of Law
Cornell University School of Law
Penn State Dickinson School of Law
Seton Hall University School of Law
University of Pennsylvania School of Law
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Villanova University School of Law



Building on the strong liberal-arts foundation that Susquehanna University provides, the university’s Department of Education offers a well-articulated series of courses in educational theory and practice. Our students also enjoy rich opportunities for experiences in local public schools, beginning with classroom observations and participation in the students' first education classes, and culminating in a 14-week semester of student teaching.

Department faculty provides students with careful advising and supervision throughout their progress toward a teaching career.



Susquehanna’s emphases on academic excellence and service learning, along with its Lutheran affiliation (ELCA), provides the academic preparation, spiritual maturation and experiential learning to equip students for graduate theological study, ministry and church vocations.

The chaplain and faculty in the Department of Philosophy, Religion and Classical Studies provide advising on course selection, the call to the ministry and opportunities for co-curricular leadership, internships and future professional service.

Recent graduates have gained admission to the following schools:

Boston University School of Theology
Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary
Philadelphia Lutheran Seminary
Princeton Theological Seminary
Union Theological Seminary
Yale University School of Divinity

Cooperative Programs

Allied Health, with Thomas Jefferson University

Students may earn a bachelor of science degree in nursing, bioscience technologies (biotechnology, cytotechnology or medical technology) or radiologic sciences by completing two years at Susquehanna followed by two years at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Students may also earn a bachelor of science/master of science degree in occupational therapy with two years of studies at Susquehanna followed by three years at Thomas Jefferson University.

Dentistry, with Temple University

Students complete three years of pre-dental preparation at Susquehanna University and, if accepted, continue their education at Temple University School of Dentistry for four more years. At the end of the fourth year of study, students earn their bachelor's degree from Susquehanna University and at the end of the seventh a dental degree (D.M.D) from Temple University.

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