Pre-Professional Programs

  • Medical  Technology

    • Kentucky Wesleyan College offers pre-professional preparation for students seeking admission to a medical technology program. Upon completion of a specified curriculum, you will be prepared to apply to a certified School of Medical Technology.KWC’s medical technology curriculum includes a minimum of five semesters of both biology and chemistry and two semesters of physics.
    • Dr. W. L. Magnuson
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3164
      magnuson@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Medical Technology page
  • Pre-Dentistry

    • Kentucky Wesleyan College offers pre-professional preparation for students seeking admission to dental school. You may major in any academic area; most students major in biology, chemistry or both. Upon completion of a B.S. or B.A. degree at KWC, you will be prepared to apply to a dental program at a university offering such a degree.
    • Dr. W. L. Magnuson
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3164
      magnuson@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Pre-Dentistry page
  • Pre-Engineering (Dual Degree)

    • Kentucky Wesleyan offers dual-degree pre-professional preparation for students seeking admission to university engineering programs. Upon completion of approximately three years (91 hours minimum) at Kentucky Wesleyan College, you will be prepared to apply to an accredited engineering school.When you complete the engineering school curriculum, you will then receive an undergraduate B.S. degree from Kentucky Wesleyan (typically in physics, chemistry or applied mathematics) and a second B.S. degree from the engineering school. Many different engineering degrees are available from accredited engineering schools including but not limited to: Aerospace, Agricultural, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Electronics, Environmental, Health and Safety, Industrial, Marine, Materials, Mechanical, Mining, Nuclear, and Petroleum engineering.
    • Dr. Lawrence Armendarez
      Program Coordinator
      Office: 270-852-3168 
      larmendarez@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Pre-Engineering (Dual Degree) page
  • Legal Studies

    • Kentucky Wesleyan’s Legal Studies program is an interdisciplinary course of study specifically designed for students planning to attend law school.Although there are a few skills courses included (Introduction to Logic, Introduction to Ethics, and Business and Professional Writing), most of the offerings are focused on the law. This includes an introductory overview of the law and a capstone course centered around an internship with a judge and the local Commonwealth Attorney’s Office (prosecutor).
    • Dr. Bill Conroy
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3235
      Email: billco@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Legal Studies Webpage
  • Pre-Medicine

    • Kentucky Wesleyan College offers pre-professional preparation for students seeking admission to medical school. You may major in any academic area; most students choose biology, chemistry or both. Upon completion of a B.S. or B.A. degree at KWC, you will be prepared to apply to medical school.
    • Dr. W. L. Magnuson
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3164
      magnuson@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Pre-Medicine page
  • Pre-Nursing

    • Kentucky Wesleyan College offers a two-year Pre-Nursing Program for students seeking admission to the University of Louisville’s School of Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program.In the beginning of their fourth semester at Kentucky Wesleyan, you will apply to the University of Louisville B.S.N. program housed at Owensboro Medical Health System. When you complete the OMHS program, you will be awarded a B.S.N. degree from the University of Louisville.The two year Pre-Nursing program at Kentucky Wesleyan offers an attractive program option if you want to become a nurse, but would also like to participate in a traditional undergraduate college experience.
    • As a Pre-Nursing student, you can participate in Kentucky Wesleyan athletic programs, fraternities or sororities, clubs and other activities during your two years at Kentucky Wesleyan.
    • Rachel Pritchard
      Program Coordinator
      Office: 270-852-3145
      rpritchard@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Pre-Nursing page
  • Pre-Optometry

    • Kentucky Wesleyan College offers pre-professional preparation for students seeking admission to optometry school. Upon completion of Kentucky Wesleyan’s program of study, you will be prepared to apply to an optometry program.

      Kentucky Wesleyan’s pre-optometry curriculum includes a minimum of five semesters of both biology and chemistry and two semesters each of physics and calculus. The remainder of the curriculum includes coursework necessary to fulfill degree requirements for your selected college of optometry.

    • Dr. W. L. Magnuson
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3164
      magnuson@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Pre-Optometry page
  • Pre-Pharmacy

    • Kentucky Wesleyan College offers pre-professional preparation for students seeking admission to pharmacy programs. Upon completion of a specified curriculum, you will be prepared to apply for admission to an accredited college of pharmacy.Kentucky Wesleyan’s pre-pharmacy curriculum includes a minimum of five semesters of chemistry and biology, two semesters of physics and one semester of calculus.
    • Dr. W. L. Magnuson
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3164
      magnuson@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Pre-Pharmacy page
  • Pre-Physical Therapy

    • Kentucky Wesleyan College offers pre-professional preparation for students seeking admission to a physical therapy program. Upon completion of a specified curriculum, you will be prepared to apply to a Master of Science (M.S.) or Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) program.Kentucky Wesleyan’s pre-physical therapy curriculum includes a minimum of two semesters each of chemistry, behavioral sciences, mathematics and physics, in addition to biology courses required to complete a major in biology. Physical education courses such as Kinesiology are highly recommended. The remainder of the curriculum includes coursework necessary to fulfill Kentucky Wesleyan College or physical therapy degree requirements.
    • Dr. W. L. Magnuson
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3164
      magnuson@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Pre-Physical Therapy page
  • Pre-Physician Assistant

    • Kentucky Wesleyan College offers pre-professional preparation for students seeking admission to a Physician Assistant (PA) program. KWC’s pre-physican assistant curriculum includes a minimum of five semesters of both chemistry and biology, two semesters of physics and one semester of calculus. The remainder of the curriculum includes coursework necessary to fulfill KWC or physician assistant school requirements.Students typically major in chemistry or biology and apply to PA programs in the fall semester of their fourth year.
    • Dr. W. L. Magnuson
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3164
      magnuson@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Pre-Physician Assistant page
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine

    • Kentucky Wesleyan College offers pre-professional preparation for students seeking admission to a veterinary medicine program. You may major in any academic area, but most students major in biology, chemistry or both. Upon completion of a B.S. degree at KWC, you will be prepared to apply for admission to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at any of the 28 U.S. universities offering such a degree.
    • Dr. W. L. Magnuson
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3164
      magnuson@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Pre-Veterinary Medicine page
  • Secondary (High School) Education

    • Kentucky Wesleyan College offers a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree set forth in the content major for a specified department (biology, chemistry, English, mathematics or social studies).As a secondary education student, you must complete college general education requirements, be admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete professional knowledge coursework and a major in the field chosen for teacher certification 8-12.You will earn certification for teaching grades 8-12 by taking Education classes in addition to classes in the area of emphasis, which means you will obtain a B.S. or B.A. in biology, chemistry, English, math or social studies with teacher certification.
    • Dr. Leah Hoover
      Program Coordinator
      (270) 852-3212
      lhoover@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Secondary (High School) Education page
    • Visit the Education page