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Pre-Health

Dual-Degree Pre-Health Programs

Students who are committed to pursuing careers in occupational therapy or pharmacy might consider one of Carthage’s accelerated paths, allowing them to enter graduate school after three years.

3+2 Occupational Therapy Program

For students who are interested in a career in occupational therapy, Carthage offers a dual-degree program with Washington University in St. Louis. Students spend three years at Carthage to earn a bachelor’s degree, and then continue their education at Washington University, where they can obtain a Master of Science or clinical doctorate in occupational therapy.

3+3 Pharmacy Program

Carthage offers a dual-degree program with the Medical College of Wisconsin with a focus on opportunities and value. Students may qualify for direct admission to the MCW pharmacy program after spending three years at Carthage pursuing a bachelor’s degree in any major. Students will then spend three years at the Medical College of Wisconsin, leading to a Bachelor of Arts from Carthage and a Doctor of Pharmacy from MCW.

3+4 Pharmacy Program

Carthage offers a dual-degree program with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago. Students spend three years at Carthage studying chemistry and then four years at Rosalind Franklin’s College of Pharmacy, leading to a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Carthage and a Doctor of Pharmacy from Rosalind Franklin.

3+2 Master of Athletic Training

The Master of Arts in Athletic Training Program at Carthage is an accelerated 3+2 curriculum model. Students will declare as an allied health science undergraduate for the pre-professional phase. Students who are accepted into the Master of Arts in Athletic Training begin the professional phase enrolled in dual designated, graduate-level courses to fulfill the institution’s credit requirements beginning the summer following program acceptance.

4+1 Master of Public Health

Carthage offers a dual-degree Master of Public Health program with the Medical College of Wisconsin. Students spend three years at Carthage obtaining their bachelor’s degree and then two years at MCW completing their Master of Public Health.