Blue Mountain College offers several career specific programs as well as pre-professional programs of study including pre-med and pre-law.
Dual Degree Nursing Program
in Affiliation with Union University
Blue Mountain College, through a consortial relationship with Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, offers a course of study leading to students receiving the Bachelor of Science degree from Blue Mountain College and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Union University. Dual degrees in Nursing and Biology/Chemistry, Nursing and Natural Science, Nursing and Psychology and Nursing and Social Science are available. Students wishing to pursue a course of study leading to dual degrees in any of the above fields must have a composite of 20 on the ACT and a cumulative and science GPA of 2.8.
Three years of study at BMC will prepare the student for two years of a professional nursing program at Union University. The program allows the student to complete a major at BMC and the core courses needed for a degree at both institutions. During the last two years of study, specific courses in nursing will be transferred to BMC, which will enable the student to complete the BMC degree requirements. At the end of five years with the successful completion of the prescribed course of study and other institutional requirements for graduation, the student will be eligible for a Bachelor of Science degree from Blue Mountain College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Union University. See the Department of Mathematics and Natural Science Section in this Catalog for further information on this offering.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Second Bachelors Degree Accerated Tract in Affiliation with Union University
Blue Mountain College, through a consortial relationship with Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, provides a joint undergraduate/professional program of study that will lead to students receiving the Bachelor of Science and nursing degree from Union University after having completed the Bachelor's degree at Blue Mountain College or after having completed all the general education pre-requisite courses and being age 24 or older at the time of enrolling in the School of Nursing.
Health and Law
Blue Mountain College offers a number of majors that furnish a good preparation for admission into a variety of professional schools. Students interested in pursuing entrance into a professional school should work closely with their faculty advisor. Since professional schools differ in their minimal requirements, it is the responsibility of the student to consult the Catalog of the chosen professional school to be sure that the requisite pre-professional course of study has been completed.
Pre-health courses of study to meet the requirements for admission to medical school or other health-related schools are normally met by earning a major in Biology/Chemistry. Majors in other departments are possible, but selected science courses in biology (including anatomy and physiology), chemistry, and physics are important for entrance and foundational for later success. It is also strongly recommended that students develop a strong background in the humanities and social sciences. A student should plan to take the appropriate test for admission to the professional school [e.g., the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Dental Admission Test (DAT)] approximately one year before the anticipated entry date.
While students interested in attending law school are generally not required to have a particular major for entrance into law school, they are advised to study in such fields as history, social science, business or English. Students are well-advised to have a good liberal arts background that would include work on precision and effectiveness in speaking and writing, a critical understanding of the political and economic institutions of the United States and some knowledge of constitutional history. Students preparing to be lawyers should plan to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) approximately one year prior to their anticipated entry into law school.
Medical Technology Program
Blue Mountain College offers a course of study leading to a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Biology/Chemistry and Medical Technology. This option is offered in conjunction with the School of Medical Technology at the North Mississippi Medical Center. A student in this program is expected to satisfactorily complete the three-year pre-technology curriculum at Blue Mountain College and the approved one-year course of study at an accredited school of medical technology. See the Department of Mathematics and Natural Science Section for further information on this offering.
The various development opportunities available at Blue Mountain College for ministerial students provide them with substantial ministerial preparation. From this foundation, the student can usually move directly into a graduate program of ministerial education at the seminary or divinity school level. Typically, a student is not required to have a major in Biblical Studies to enter seminary. A major in Biblical Studies at BMC does, however, give students the background that will allow them to be successful in seminary level study.
Some seminaries permit a certain amount of college-level biblical study to count for their introductory course requirements. Students are advised to check with the seminary they may be thinking of attending with regard to this matter. The "ministerial program" at Blue Mountain College seeks to keep a careful balance between a professional, academic, practical and personal focus.