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SWCC Degrees in Science – low cost pre-medical specializations

Science & Math Department 

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Congratulations to these Southwest Virginia Community College students recently accepted into pharmacy schools for fall 2019.

pharmacy graduates 2019

Left to right row one: Dakota Stevens, Melanie Sharp, Kenna Jade Fields, Alexis Thurston, Blakelee Coleman
Left to right row two: Robert McNeil, Zachary Lester, Jacob Vance, Bryce Shortt, Machaela Keene, Cassidy Case, Walter Lester

Check out this site for info on the pre-pharmacy track and other pre-med tracks such as optometry, osteopathic medicine, veterinary medicine, clinical laboratory science, and more. Contact Professor Georgia Householder (georgia.householder@sw.edu). Great Education, Low Cost!


NEW!  A  collaborative educational attainment agreement is now in place to facilitate SWCC graduates into Tusculum University Health Sciences. Read more about it.

Also coming soon tracks will be available for entry into Tusculum University physicians assistant program, occupational therapy program, and physical therapy program (pending completion of accreditation). For more information contact georgia.householder@sw.edu.

casey price tusculum

Mr. Casey Price shares information on the Articulation Agreement between the University of Pikeville Kentucky College Of Optometry and Southwest Virginia Community College Pre-Med students. L to R Casey Price, Abigail Mitchell (Tazewell County), Cade Sykes (Dickenson County).L to R Casey Price, Abigail Mitchell (Tazewell County), Cade Sykes (Dickenson County).

Mr. Price is the admissions coordinator for the University of Pikeville Kentucky College Of Optometry. The new KYCO welcomed its first class of 60 students in fall of 2016. The college has a Collaborative Educational Attainment Agreement with SWCC. The agreement stipulates there are three seats reserved for SWCC students that successfully complete the pre-optometry 90 credit track and meet the criteria for admissions to KYCO. Students will receive all credits at SWCC and not need to attend a four-year college (Great Education! Low Cost!).


dr josh williams vcu

L to R: Garyn Stowers (Tazewell County), Dr. Josh Williams, Alexis Coleman (Buchanan County) Dr. Josh Williams presented information to Southwest Virginia Community College science students.

Dr. Josh Williams presented information to science students in Professor Mullin’s SDV class. Dr. Williams, program coordinator for the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, presented information on a Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences. All instructional and clinical training take place in Abingdon, VA at the Higher Education Center and local area hospitals. SWCC students who graduate with an AA&S degree in science, and meet all of the criteria listed in the articulation agreement with SWCC and VCU, will be guaranteed admission to the VCU B.S.  in CLS. (Great Education! Low Cost!).


pre med ram

First row L to R: Blakelee Coleman, Kenna Fields, Hailey Meadows, Melanie Sharp
Second row L to R: Joseph Mabry, Bryce Shortt, Cassidy Keene, Abigail Johnson

SWCC Science Pre-Med students served at RAM in Grundy, VA on Oct. 7, 2018 For more information on the Science Pre-Med specialization and numerous articulation agreements with professional schools (Great Education! Low Cost!)


Read all about our outstanding Graduates, Courses & Facilities!

For more information on the SWCC pre-pharmacy and other pre-professional programs (Great Education, Low Cost), contact georgia.householder@sw.edu


abigail mitchell

Abigail Mitchell will be attending University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry in Fall 2019 and is the daughter of Christopher and Angela Mitchell of Pounding Mill, VA. She is the first SWCC student to be accepted into the University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Optometry through the reserved student placement program