Academic Programs Pre-Professional

Check out the Pre-Professional options and Curriculum Guides below!

 

Visit the What Can I Do with My Major? webpage to find helpful resources on career paths, employers and more for the programs listed below!

 


Architecture

Architects design buildings and other structures and are either self-employed or work for architecture firms, real estate developers, or governmental agencies. If you are interested in a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering, you should refer to the Pre-Engineering curriculum requirements.

Curriculum Guide
Associate in Science
Architectural Engineering
Architecture 

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Chiropractic

The Chiropractic curriculum is designed to prepare students for the general education requirements for most chiropractic colleges. Most State boards require at least 2 years of undergraduate education, and an increasing number require a bachelor’s degree. All boards require completion of a 4-year chiropractic college course at an accredited program leading to the Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Chiropractors can work in a group practice but most have a private practice. Some may choose to teach or conduct research. Chiropractors often specialize in sport injuries, neurology, orthopedics, pediatrics and nutrition.

Curriculum Guide
Associate in Science
Chiropractic

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Dental Hygiene

University of Missouri-KC School of Dentistry

Dental hygienists are oral health professionals who, under the supervision of a dentist, provide preventive, educational, clinical and therapeutic services to help the public develop and maintain good oral health. A dental hygienist may work in private dental offices, dental clinics, public health agencies, hospitals, nursing homes, school districts or dental hygiene schools. Most dental hygiene programs are associate degree programs of which the first year of courses can be completed at Barton. The University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental hygiene program, however, is a bachelor’s degree program of which the first two years can be completed at Barton. The courses recommended are for admission to UM-KC’s dental hygiene program. Since course requirements for admission to dental hygiene programs are not identical, you should contact the college or university that you plan to attend for specific course requirement information.

Curriculum Guide
Associate in Science
Pre-Dental Hygiene - University of Missouri-KC School of Dentistry

One Year Non-Degree Granting Programs
Pre-Dental Hygiene - Johnson County Community College

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Dentistry

Curriculum Guide
Associate in Science
Dentistry 

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Engineering Tech

Curriculum Guide
Associate in Science 
Engineering Tech

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Health Information Management

Curriculum Guide
Associate in Science
Health Information Management

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Law

Curriculum Guide
Associate in Arts
Law

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Medicine

Curriculum Guide
Associate in Science
Medicine

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Mortuary Science

Semester Template
Mortuary Science

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Occupational Therapy

Curriculum Guide
Associate in Science
Occupational Therapy - The University of Kansas
Occupational Therapy - Newman

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Optometry

Curriculum Guide
Associate in Science
Optometry

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Pharmacy

Curriculum Guide
Associate in Science
Pharmacy

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Physical Therapy

Curriculum Guide
Associate in Science
Physical Therapy

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Physical Therapy Assistant

A Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) is a highly skilled technical health care provider who works under the supervision of a Physical Therapist assisting in patient treatment programs and related tasks necessary for the provision of physical therapy services. PTAs practice in a variety of settings that include hospital and rehabilitation centers, outpatient clinics, nursing homes, athletic or personal fitness settings, home health agencies, and industrial sites.

Students pursuing a career as a PTA must successfully complete a specific program of study (general education courses, technical courses on physical therapy procedures, and clinical experience) at an accredited college or university. This qualifies the student to take a state specific PTA exam.

Barton provides general education courses required of physical therapist education programs at Colby Community College and Washburn University. Students need to select a transfer college or university as soon as possible once choosing to pursue a career in physical therapy. For specific career information, contact the American Physical Therapy Association’s web site at www.apta.org.

Curriculum Guides
Associate in Science
Physicians Assistant
Physician Assistant - Wichita State University

One Year Non-Degree Granting Program
Physical Therapy Assistant - Colby Community College  
Physical Therapy Assistant - Washburn University

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Physician Assistant

Curriculum Guide
Associate in Science
Physician Assistant
Physician Assistant - Wichita State University

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Public Administration

Curriculum Guide
Associate in Science
Public Administration

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Radiology Tech

Curriculum Guide
Associate in Science
Radiology Technology

One Year Non-degree Granting Program
Radiology Technology - Fort Hays State University
Radiology Technology - Newman University  
Radiology Technology - Washburn University

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Respiratory Therapy

Curriculum Guides
Associate in Science
Respiratory Care - University of Kansas

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Social Work

Curriculum Guides
Associate in Arts
Social Work

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​Veterinary Medicine

Curriculum Guides
Associate in Science
Veterinary Medicine
Animal Science and Industry/Pre-Vet - Kansas State University

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