Austin College offers excellent pre-professional preparation graduate and professional schools. If grad school is your goal, consult with your faculty mentor to select an appropriate major in keeping with grad/professional school requirements in your desired field. For Pre-Law, Pre-Health Sciences, Pre-Engineering, and Pre-Ministry, there are special pre-professional advisers who will help you every step of the way. You can also earn your bachelor’s and master’s degree in teaching in five years at Austin College through our Austin Teacher Program. Many other opportunities are available through the Gateways to Grad School program, which provides simple paths to get into, pay for, and quickly complete your program with our partner schools.
Austin College has a long history of excellence in preparing students for entry into a variety of health science programs throughout the United States. You can pursue a major of your choice while receiving in-depth studies in the sciences, within the context of a broad liberal arts education. You will have access to pre-health advising and support from the first week of your first semester through graduation and beyond.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in engineering, Austin College offers several options. You can major in Engineering-Physics, pursue a Dual-Degree program in engineering, or, like many Austin College students, you can graduate with Bachelors of Arts degree (usually in Physics, Engineering-Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, or Mathematics) from Austin College then apply to Master’s or Ph.D. engineering program of your choice.
Austin College is well-qualified to aid pre-law students in preparing for their future occupation. You can focus your B.A. in any of the over 60 areas of study at Austin College, and our Pre-Law advisor will aid you in degree planning and law school selection. The Austin College Pre-Law Society will further your understanding of the law and the legal profession through speakers—law professors, judges, lawyers, law students and politicians—who come to campus throughout the year to present programs.
Throughout our history, Austin College has played a vital role in the education of students preparing for a profession in theology, who need a sound, diversified liberal arts education. You can obtain all of the course work suggested by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada at Austin College. If you are interested in pursuing a graduate seminary (M.Div.) degree, or other professional training for a church vocation, you will receive individual mentoring from the college chaplain.
Graduate Programs Available at Austin College
The Education department at Austin College is committed to preparing the next generation of teacher leaders. Through this five-year Master of Arts program, you can earn your BA degree while also taking graduate education courses. This accelerated programs allows you to complete your bachelor’s degree, get your teaching certification, and complete your master’s degree in as little as 4.5 years.
A Clear Path to Graduate School
The Austin College “Gateways to Grad School” program makes it simpler for Austin College students get into and pay for graduate school. Through our graduate school partners, you can access special admission offers and scholarships. You may also have the opportunity to take summer courses with your graduate school program that will earn you undergraduate credit at Austin College and graduate-level course work for your program.