This section lists minors and other programs that are not contained in one specific college of the university.
Mia Rowland Philosophy, Advisor
The Pre-Law program assists students who are considering a career in law in making informed decisions and appropriate preparations to achieve their professional objectives. The program helps qualified students gain entry into law school and prepares them for success in their legal education.
At most universities including UMass Dartmouth Pre-Law is not a major. Pre-Law students should therefore choose a major in which they are interested and which will help them to develop their reading and analytical skills. Popular majors among Pre-Law students include Political Science, Psychology, Economics, Business, History and English.
All students considering law school should make an appointment to meet with the Pre-Law advisor, who is available to assist students in evaluating and pursing a career in law. The advisor will identfiy courses that students should consider taking that will help them prepare for the academic rigor of law school. Additionally, the advisor provides information about the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and helps students navigate through the application process to assist them in their efforts to enter law school.
For information on how to contact the Pre-Law advisor or to learn more about the Pre-Law program, visit the UMass Dartmouth Pre-Law web page at: www.umassd.edu/prelaw.
UMass Dartmouth offers those students wanting to prepare for a graduate program in an allied health profession (physician’s assistant, physical therapy, nurse practitioner, pharmacy, etc.), medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine that opportunity while also completing their major course requirements.
Pre-Health is an advising program. Please indicate your interest on your admissions application. Once on campus, any student interested in pre-health needs to complete a registration form available at New Student Orientation, at a Pre-Health registration meeting held at the beginning of each semester, at the department office of Medical Laboratory Science, or by contacting one of the pre-health advisors. If you have declared a major, a pre-health advisor familiar with both your major and the pre-health requirements will be assigned to you. Please note: a pre-health advisor isn’t assigned to you until after your primary within major advisor has been selected and listed in Coin. Unless your pre-health advisor is also your major advisor, your pre-health advisor will only provide you with information regarding pre-health preparation. You should plan to meet with him/her before you meet with your within-major academic advisor.
The pre-health advisors assist all pre-medical (pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, etc.) students in their pursuit of admission to a professional school.
- Pre-health students should meet at least once each semester with their pre-health advisor who will review their progress and make recommendations for specific courses.
- The pre-health advisors actively seek up-to-date information about allied health school admission requirements and makes direct contact with those schools whenever possible
- The pre-health advisor prepares letters of recommendation for submission to the allied health schools.
- The pre-health advisors advise the Student Pre-Health Association and communicates frequently with pre-health students through email and a university electronic bulletin board.
Interdisciplinary minors usually involve several academic fields and are offered by faculty from many academic departments. These programs do more than just convey a subject matter that happens to intersect more than one field. They are interdisciplinary by design and intention and are concerned with the methodological issues of interdisciplinary study and the value of the interplay of forms of dialogue used in various fields of inquiry.
Students are encouraged to contact the advisors for these programs to learn more about their range of courses, their benefits, and their challenges.
The Omer E. and Laurette M. Boivin Center for French Language and Culture offers a Certificate Program in International Marketing/French. Any UMass Dartmouth student wishing to pursue the Certificate may apply to The Boivin Center through its Director for entrance into the program.