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Dual-Degree Opportunities

Wisconsin Lutheran College has partnered with several colleges and universities to establish articulation agreements in multiple fields of study. These partnerships give WLC students the opportunity to earn two degrees - often in a shorter amount of time - allowing them to save on tuition costs and enter the workplace sooner.

  • ATHLETIC TRAINING

    Wisconsin Lutheran College's 3+2 dual-degree and preferred admissions partnership with Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, offers students interested in athletic training an opportunity to enroll in TIU's Master of Arts in Athletic Training program after three years of study at WLC. Students will graduate with both a Bachelor of Science degree in sport and exercise science from WLC and a master's degree from TIU in only five years - one year earlier than typical.

    TIU is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education and has agreed to reserve a minimum of three seats for WLC students each year.

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    CHIROPRACTIC

    Wisconsin Lutheran College has partnered with Palmer College of Chiropractic to offer a 3+3.3 dual-degree agreement that provides students with an opportunity to obtain both a Bachelor of Science degree in biology or sport and exercise science from WLC and a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree from Palmer in six and one-third years.

    This partnership provides a direct route for WLC students to gain admission to Palmer and efficiently complete their D.C. degree, one year earlier than typical. 

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    DENTISTRY

    Wisconsin Lutheran College has a 4+4 early-acceptance and dual-degree agreement with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Dental Medicine for students interested in pursuing a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree. 

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    ENGINEERING

    Wisconsin Lutheran College and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offer a direct admission and reverse transfer program that provides a route for full-time WLC students who successfully complete their prerequisites to gain direct admission to the UWM undergraduate engineering program.

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    The program allows students to earn both a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from WLC and a Bachelor of Science in engineering from UWM. After the student completes two or three years of the physics program at WLC and two years in the engineering program at UWM, final requirements for the B.S. degree at WLC are fulfilled through “reverse transfer.” Students may elect to major in biomedical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, materials, or mechanical engineering at UWM. 

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    LAW - CONCORDIA

    Wisconsin Lutheran College and Concordia University School of Law in Boise, Idaho, offer an accelerated 3+3 program that allows students to obtain a bachelor's degree from WLC and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Concordia Law in only six years. 

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    Eligible students enrolled in WLC's pre-law program may take classes for three years at WLC, and, having satisfactorily met the requirements for admission to Concordia University School of Law, take an additional three years of classes at Concordia Law, graduating with both a bachelor's degree in a major field of study from WLC and a Juris Doctorate degree from Concordia Law.

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    LAW - MARQUETTE

    Wisconsin Lutheran College and Marquette University Law School offer an accelerated 3+3 program that allows students to obtain a bachelor's degree from WLC and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Marquette in only six years.

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    Eligible students enrolled in WLC's pre-law program may take classes for three years at WLC, and, having satisfactorily met the requirements for admission to Marquette University Law School, take an additional three years of classes at Marquette, graduating with both a bachelor's degree in a major field of study from WLC and a Juris Doctor degree from Marquette.

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    MEDICINE

    Wisconsin Lutheran College has a 3+4 and 4+4 early-acceptance program with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). Eligible students will spend either three or four years at WLC and four years at LECOM, earning a Bachelor of Science degree from WLC and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from LECOM.

    This program allows students to be provisionally admitted to medical school and WLC at the same time if they have a 3.5 GPA and 26 ACT. Students may even be eligible to start medical school after just three years of college if they a 3.7 GPA and 28 ACT. Acceptance into this program means students will not have to take the MCAT exam if they get the right grades in the right classes. LECOM is among the most affordable medical schools in the country and had a 99.8% residency match rate in 2017.

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    OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

    Wisconsin Lutheran College's 3+2 dual-degree partnership with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, provides students with an opportunity to obtain both a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, psychology, or sport and exercise science from WLC and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (M.S.O.T.) degree from Washington University in just five years.

    Washington University's occupational therapy program is currently ranked as the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

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    OPTOMETRY

    Wisconsin Lutheran College has partnered with the Illinois College of Optometry to form a 3+4 dual-degree program. This program allows students to earn a bachelor's degree and Doctorate in Optometry from ICO in just seven years after high school instead of the usual eight years.

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    WLC students must maintain at least a 3.4 GPA in the biology major to qualify.

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    PHARMACY

    Wisconsin Lutheran College has a 3+3 dual-degree partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy that allows a student to obtain a bachelor's degree and Doctorate in Pharmacy from MCW in just six years instead of the usual eight. This means two more years of earnings and two fewer years of tuition.

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    Students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA at WLC to qualify and may choose to major in chemistry, biochemistry, or biology.

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    PHYSICAL THERAPY

    Wisconsin Lutheran College has a 3+3 dual-degree affiliation with Rosalind Franklin University that allows a student to obtain a bachelor's degree from WLC and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from RFU in just six years instead of the usual seven or eight. RFU's Physical Therapy program has a 100% job placement rate.

    Students will earn a B.S. in Biology or Sport & Exercise Science from WLC. This program does not offer direct entry; admission to RFU is competitive. A minimum 3.2 GPA is required, though the GRE requirement is waived through this program.

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    PODIATRY

    Wisconsin Lutheran College has partnered with the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University to create a 3+4 dual-degree program that will allow a student to earn a bachelor's degree and Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine in just seven years instead of the usual eight.

    WLC students must maintain at least a 3.3 GPA in the biology major to qualify.

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