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Wisconsin Lutheran College expands opportunity for students through partnerships

Innovative agreements with area partners in higher education are giving Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) students access to expanded academic offerings and the opportunity to pursue advanced degrees in less time.

3+3 Dual-Degree Pharmacy Program: WLC and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Pharmacy School are partnering to offer an accelerated route for WLC students to gain direct admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at MCW.  The program allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry from WLC and a PharmD degree from MCW in just six years.

“As an alumnus of both WLC (‘98) and MCW (‘05), I’ve witnessed first-hand the many ways our institutions have collaborated over the years and the positive results that our relationship has had on our students and community,” said Dr. Rob Balza, associate professor of biology at WLC. “This agreement is an extension of our partnership and our shared commitment to educating the next generation of health care professionals.”

Accelerated 3+3 Law School Program: WLC and Marquette University Law School announced an accelerated program that allows students to obtain a bachelor’s degree from WLC and a Juris Doctor degree from Marquette in only six years.

3+4 Dual-Degree Optometry Program: An early assurance direct admission agreement between WLC and Illinois College of Optometry provides students an opportunity to obtain both a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from WLC and a Doctor of Optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry in just seven years.

Physics-Engineering Dual-Degree Program: WLC announced a partnership with UW-Milwaukee that enables WLC students who successfully complete the prerequisites to gain direct admission to the UWM undergraduate engineering program. Students in the program earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from WLC and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from UWM.