2020-2021 Catalog

Pre-Professional Areas of Focus

Many of the graduates of Cumberland University will continue their education by going to professional or graduate schools. Students preparing for professional or graduate schools should obtain admission requirements for the schools of interest early in their undergraduate enrollment so that exact requirements can be met. Since admission to professional or graduate schools is highly competitive, students should be aware that satisfactory completion of pre-professional or pre-graduate requirements does not guarantee admission to professional or graduate schools. Therefore, students are advised to plan undergraduate programs with some attention to possible alternative goals.

An academic advisor will assist students in realistically evaluating their potential for admission to professional schools. Pre-professional students are encouraged to join the Pre-Professional Society, which has monthly speakers discussing the various health-related professions. Pre-professional internships are available to students to gain insight into the various medical professions.