Pre-Professional Programs 1 to 4 years

Brandon University is often the first choice for students considering further studies. We can prepare you for chiropractic studies, dental hygiene, dentistry, engineering, environmental design, journalism, law, medicine, medical rehabilitation (physical & occupational therapy), optometry, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, social work and veterinary medicine.

To gain admission to many professional programs you must first complete one or more years of university study. One of our specialties is pre-professional programs: a selection of arts and science courses that qualify you for admission to a professional program such as medicine or social work at another university. We offer some professional programs of our own, but our focus on undergraduate education means that you can gain a great pre-professional education here.  If you are interested in studying a pre-professional program, please contact the recruitment office to discuss your options and how to apply.

Students in professional programs cannot be passive learners; they must be able to work effectively in small groups. A BU undergraduate education features small classes, close interaction with professors and other students, and more contact with research. This is a great foundation for professional studies.

Graduate and professional programs often have limited enrollment with high admission requirements. A principal benefit of the educational experience available at Brandon University is academic achievement. Students do well in our environment and this is important in building confidence, fostering ambition, and enjoying the time spent in study. In addition to fulfilling general prerequisites, our pre-professional programs aim to provide you with a selection of courses that will help you succeed when you move on.

Academic success means better grades. This is important if you intend to continue your education. When applying to professional programs such as veterinary medicine or law, or graduate programs such as an MBA or a Master of Science, it doesn’t matter whether or not you are already a student at that university. When the competition for limited spaces in a program is high, your academic track record is what counts. Of course, many professional programs are expensive, and we can help you become a credible scholarship candidate too.

Program Required High School Pre-requisites Time at BU (credit hours) Recommended BU Degree to Apply For
Athletic Therapy (UofM) BIO 40S 1 year (24)

Bachelor of Physical Education

Bachelor of Science

Agricultural and Food Science (UofM)

BIO 40S, CHEM 40S, ENGL 40S, MATH 40S (pre-calculus)

Note: Must see Dr. Terence McGonigle

1 or 2 years (30-60) Bachelor of Science
Chiropractic Studies BIO 40s and CHEM 40S are strongly recommended 3 years (90) Bachelor of Science
Dental Hygiene (UofM) BIO 40S, CHEM 40S, MATH 40S (Pre-Calculus or Applied) 1 year (30) Bachelor of Science
Dentistry (UofM) BIO 40S, CHEM 40S, MATH 40S (Pre-Calculus or Applied), PHYS 40S 3 years (60) Bachelor of Science
Journalism (UofR) Depends on the university courses selected 3 years (90) Bachelor of Arts
Law (UofM) Depends on the university courses selected 2 years (60) Bachelor of Arts
Medical Laboratory Sciences (RRC) BIO 40S 1 year (27) Bachelor of Science
Medical Radiologic Technology (RRC) BIO 40S 1 year (27) Bachelor of Science
Medicine (UofM) Recommended: BIO 40S, CHEM 40S, MATH 40S (Pre-Calculus or Applied), PHYS 40S, ENG 40S or FREN 40S 3 years (90) Bachelor of Science
Midwifery (UofM) BIO 40S, CHEM 40S, MATH 40S (Pre-Calculus or Applied) 2 years (30) Bachelor of Science
Occupational Therapy (UofM) BIO 40S, MATH 40S (Pre-Calculus or Applied) 3 years (90)

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Physical Education

Optometry (UWaterloo) BIO 40S, CHEM 40S, MATH 40S (Pre-Calculus), PHYS 40S, 3 years (90) Bachelor of Science
Pharmacy (UofM) BIO 40S, CHEM 40S, MATH 40S (Pre-Calculus) 3 year (90) Bachelor of Science
Physical Therapy (UofM)

BIO 40S, MATH 40S (Applied or Pre-Calculus),

Strongly Recommended: CHEM 40S, PHYS 40S

3 years (90)

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Physical Education

Respiratory Therapy (UofM) BIO 40S, MATH 40S (Applied or Pre-Calculus) 1 year (24) Bachelor of Science
Social Work (UofM) Depends on the university courses selected 1 year (30) Bachelor of Arts
Ultrasound (RRC) BIO 40S 1 year (27) Bachelor of Science
Veterinary Medicine (UofS) BIO 40S, CHEM 40S, ENG 40S, MATH 40S (Pre-Calculus or Applied), PHYS 40S 3 years (60) Bachelor of Science

For more information on pre-requisites for the programs listed above, please contact us to speak with a Student Success Officer.

Be aware, most of the above programs have university-level required courses. The High School courses listed are pre-requisites for the required university-level courses.