At Washington & Jefferson College, you receiving a top-quality education is our number one priority. We know you’ve got big plans and dreams that extend far beyond W&J, and we want to help you get there. That’s why we’ve developed partnerships with top-tier institutions across the nation. We know you will succeed, and we’re ready to support you every step of the way. So go ahead. Dream big. We’ve got your back.
Biostatistics with West Virginia University School of Public Health
In an effort to provide an affordable option for students seeking a graduate degree, W&J and the WVU School of Public Health have established a new shared-credit degree program, the Master of Science in Biostatistics.
The agreement will provide qualified students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a Master of Science in Biostatistics in just five years. Students will work toward their bachelor’s degree for the first three years at W&J and then transition to WVU for the fourth and fifth years.
This is the School of Public Health’s first shared-credit degree program with an institution outside of the WVU system.
PsyD Program with Chatham University
Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) and Chatham University have partnered to offer two guaranteed seats in Chatham's PsyD Counseling program for the W&J students. Students interested in the program must meet Chatham's admission requirements and have a successful interview in order to be accepted.
Master of Science Program in Economics with West Virginia University
The partnership with WVU establishes a 4+1 program for W&J students, allowing them to complete a graduate degree in economics at WVU in only one year after completion of an undergraduate degree in economics at W&J. Qualified graduating W&J students are eligible for a waiver of WVU’s application fee and of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
Master of Athletic Training (MAT) Program with Chatham University
Students in the MAT program will have the option to either complete a 3+2 or 4+2 track, earning their undergraduate degree at W&J and their graduate degree at Chatham. Students can major in a variety of programs to gain acceptance to the graduate program but must complete various biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and psychology courses. The 3+2 program will allow students to transfer credits from Chatham back to W&J to complete their undergraduate degree, given that they satisfy all of W&J’s foundation, breadth, and major requirements within three years.
A pre-health student is one who plans to attend a health professional school following graduation. Health professional schools include those offering programs in such areas as:
- Allopathic Medicine
- Occupational Therapy
- Osteopathic Medicine
- Physical Therapy
- Physician Assistant
- Veterinary Medicine
Beyond the “typical” careers in the health professions (medical school, dental school, physical therapy school, etc.), there are numerous other careers in the health professions that you might consider: Emergency Medical Technician, Genetic Counselor, Speech-Language Pathologist, Nutritionist, Nurse, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, etc. Explore more Pre-Health Professions that we have compiled.
You can investigate even more health profession careers at ExploreHealthCareers.org.
Another option is to consider a career in Public Health, “protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention.” There are also numerous career options in Health Care Policy, including a program in Health Care Policy & Management at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Pre-Health Professions School Affiliations
You want to continue your education after completing your undergrad. We want to make sure you get the training you need at a quality institution. That’s why Washington & Jefferson College has agreements regarding the admission of qualified students to several programs. Please contact the Chair of the Pre-Health Professions Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in any of these programs. Find more detailed requirements and deadlines for some of these programs at the links below:
- W&J Early Acceptance Program with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
- W&J Medical Scholars Program With the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
- An Early Assurance Program With the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Washington & Jefferson College
- The 3+4 W&J Integrated Program in Human Health between W&J and the Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) at Jefferson University
- Articulation Agreement in Physical Therapy with Chatham University
- Articulation Agreement in Physician Assistant Studies with Chatham University
- Articulation Agreement in Occupational Therapy with Chatham University
- Articulation Agreement in Optometry with Salus University (Pennsylvania College of Optometry)
- Pitt School of Public Health
Engineering and Applied Science Dual-Degree Programs
W&J’s engineering and applied science dual-degree programs combine the strengths of a liberal arts education with professional preparation in a technical field. Many courses of study are available, including (but not limited to) mechanical, chemical, biomedical, or electrical engineering; applied mathematics; and computer science.
Dual-degree students typically spend three years at W&J and two years at one of W&J’s partner institutions:
- Columbia University in New York City, NY
- Washington University in St. Louis, MO
- Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH
- University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering in Pittsburgh, PA
Health Related Learning Experience
For students interested in completing an Intersession Health-Related Internship experience for course credit, please read ALL of the information below, as well as fill out all the appropriate forms for internships.
Please contact the Chair of the Pre-Health Professions Committee at email@example.com if you are interested in any of these programs.