Pre-Professional Programs

If you are interested in exploring a specific career path — business, engineering, health, law, or teaching — our pre-professional programs will help you plan for post-graduate success and life after Holy Cross.


Business Program

Business and financial services are two of the top career fields for Holy Cross graduates, whether they majored in classics, art history, or economics/accounting. Perhaps you want to explore opportunities and network with alumni … or maybe you are in search of a more structured program with advising and real-world exposure to business and entrepreneurial challenges. Whatever your scope or your interest, Holy Cross has exciting programs and opportunities to help you on your way. Read more »

Health Professions Advising

Holy Cross has an exceptional record in preparing students for medical, dental, veterinary, and a host of other health professional graduate schools. Our medical school acceptance rate is among the best in the nation, and the College offers support and advice for students seeking entry into such health fields as nurse practitioner, physician assistant, podiatry, optometry, physical therapy, public health, and many others. If you are considering a health-related career, you should get acquainted with the assistance and advice offered by the College’s Health Professions Advisory Committee (composed of both faculty and alumni). Read more »


With award-winning moot and mock trial teams and a unique student-published law journal, Holy Cross provides meaningful experience to students who aspire to join the legal profession — experience that appeals to the nation's top law schools. Each year, more than 100 Holy Cross graduates who have studied across the curriculum (there’s no predetermined major or course of study) enter law schools accredited by the American Bar Association — one of the highest rates in the nation. Read more » 

Teacher Education Program

The Holy Cross Teacher Education Program is designed to prepare you to become a highly effective secondary or middle school teacher. Grounded in urban-focused teaching and learning opportunities, the program offers a comprehensive program of study in education coursework; a solid foundation in subject matter knowledge; and field-based experiences. The program leads to an Initial license in Massachusetts, in areas associated with the following majors: biology, chemistry, Chinese Studies, classics, English, French, history, mathematics, physics, Spanish, and visual arts. Read more »

3-2 Engineering

For future engineers, Holy Cross offers a cooperative, five-year program that combines the liberal arts and sciences with engineering. Students spend three years at Holy Cross and two years at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University in New York City. At the conclusion of the program, students receive both a bachelor of arts from Holy Cross in mathematics or physics, and a bachelor of science in a specific engineering major from Columbia. Read more »