As a student in one of our pre-professional programs, you’ll work one-on-one with faculty members and advisors to develop a course of study tailored to your interests and aspirations. You will benefit from individual attention in your classes, hands-on experiences and faculty who are accomplished educators and esteemed professionals in their fields. We will guide you through the process of identifying and applying to graduate schools, and set you on the right path to reach your career goals.


The opportunities to pursue a career in law are endless and you can find a path to take you there across a variety of disciplines. You’ll have the opportunity to chart an academic course that combines the study of law with the fields and subjects that interest you most.

We will connect you with pre-law faculty advisors who will help you plan the course of your studies based on your career ambitions. You’ll take courses that introduce legal concepts and we will help you prepare for your graduate studies. You will walk away from Ashland with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, with the critical thinking and problem-solving skills essential to the success of any law professional.

The Pre-Law Society

The Ashland University Pre-Law Society is a fully chartered, student-run organization designed for students interested in a law career. Members network with local attorneys through our legal lecture series, attend trials and visit local law schools. You will also prepare to take the Law School Admittance Test (LSAT), including free practice LSAT exams. In addition, practicing attorneys from the College of Business and Economics will assist you in preparing your application materials for law school.

Throughout their undergraduate experience, members receive curriculum advice from legal specialists in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business and Economics, with particular attention to the logic and problem-solving techniques preferred by law schools.

For more information, please contact Daniel Sullivan, Ed.D., J.D. at or 419-207-5567.

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Pre-Health Sciences

As a pre-professional health sciences student, we'll take you out of the classroom and into the field. We'll prepare you to be among the 90 percent of our students who are accepted into professional health programs after graduation. And we’ll connect you with accomplished faculty who don’t just teach science – they live it!

You will have opportunities to connect and network with other students, faculty, alumni and professionals in your chosen field. You’ll also have  invaluable hands-on experiences. You will be surrounded by professors and mentors invested in your future, who will help you prepare for advanced degrees and exciting careers.

Programs include:

  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Medical Technology (in affiliation with the Cooperative Medical Technology Program of Akron)
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Recommended majors for pre-health sciences students include biology, biochemistry, chemistry and toxicology. These majors will give you the flexibility to apply to professional programs, graduate programs or to get a job immediately after graduation.

Regardless of your major, you can participate in the student-run Pre-Health Club.

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Pre-Seminary Group

Explore your faith and your calling. If you’re interested in seminary training or exploring your calling to Christian ministry and service, we invite you to join the Pre-Seminary Group.

You will be part of a variety of students with majors and minors in Religion and Christian Ministry who meet regularly to encourage each other and take part in programming especially designed to help equip you for ministry. Every member is paired with a religion professor who will serve as a pre-seminary mentor. 

You will benefit from the close relationship between Ashland University’s Religion Department, the Office of Christian Ministry, and the Theological Seminary.

We encourage everyone in the pre-seminary group to participate in campus ministries through the Office of Christian Ministry or your home congregation. Internships are also available for course credit.

Pre-Seminary Track

Take advantage of the Pre-Seminary Track beginning in your junior year. You can apply to take classes at Ashland Theological Seminary to fulfill some of your general elective requirements for your Bachelor of Arts degree (subject to approval by ATS based on academic readiness). Students often study Biblical Greek or Hebrew to prepare for seminary training.

For more information, contact Tony Basham at


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