Pre-Professional Programs

Scranton’s pre-professional programs have a long tradition of preparing students for admission to the top professional schools in the nation. Our strong undergraduate curriculum rooted in liberal education, coupled with advising programs and personal counseling will help you prepare for advanced study in law, engineering, medicine and health-related fields.

Pre-Health Professions Program

The University of Scranton’s Pre-Health Professions Program has a long tradition of preparing graduates to excel on any level, most notably medical school. In the past 14 years, we have had 600 senior applicants for health professions schools. An average of 79% – nearly twice the national average – gain acceptance to schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, podiatry and optometry.

Many of our alumni in the pre-professional program have earned awards in the sciences, and many others have received accolades in other disciplines, including English, philosophy, theology and language. Several of our alumni have been named Goldwater Scholars, many have conducted research as Fulbright Scholars, and others have received full funding for M.D./Ph.D. programs.

Please visit these links for up-to-date information:  Pre-Health Professions and Health Professions Organization

Pre-Law Advisory Program

In the past four years, more than 150 Scranton graduates have received acceptance into more than 80 law schools throughout the United States. These include some of the nation’s most prestigious schools, such as Boston University, Cornell, the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania, and William and Mary.

Scranton graduates admitted into law school have, in many cases, earned great distinction while in law school and in their legal careers afterward. Examples include a graduate from the class of 1999, who, after finishing law school, served as a law clerk to the late William Rehnquist, then Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as a more recent graduate who, in just his first year of law school at the University of California at Berkeley, won two awards for academic achievement.

For more information on the Pre-Law Advisory Program at the University, please click here:  Pre-Law Advisory Program

Pre-Engineering Program



Our two-year pre-engineering program introduces its students to the highly technical training they will need for all phases of the engineering profession, allowing them to transfer to another school to complete their degree work. Those who complete two years of pre-engineering at Scranton are eligible to enter the three-year Cooperative Engineering Program at The University of Detroit Mercy, which offers degrees in chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, and mechanical engineering. This program offers alternate semesters of formal instruction and work experience in industry.