Professional Preparation

Many Colby graduates go on to study for advanced degrees in specialized areas of concentration. Specific committees of the College are available for professional preparation advice in the following areas:

Business: The pre-business advisor, with the assistance of the Department of Economics, counsels students preparing for careers in business. Pre-business students may major in any field, but they will benefit from early consultation with the pre-business counselor regarding appropriate course selection, internships, and postgraduate work experience required by most business schools.

Law and Government Service: The prelaw advisor counsels students preparing for careers in these areas. Prelaw students may major in any field, but they will profit from early consultation with the prelaw advisor on courses that provide the strongest possible liberal arts background for the study of law.

Medicine and Dentistry: Medical schools do not require a particular major but do require high academic standing and the inclusion of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and English in the student’s college program. The Health Professions Preparation Committee provides formal advising and other support to assist students throughout their years at Colby. Students should meet with one of the premed advisors during the student’s first year.

Theology: Members of the Department of Religious Studies, in cooperation with the College chaplains, serve as advisors to students who plan to enter seminaries.