Do you want to study for an undergraduate degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program through a curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout the program.

INTO Marshall Undergraduate Pathway program in Science will prepare you to enter the second year of a bachelor's degree program at Marshall University.

Career Paths

As a graduate of a undergraduate degree program in the sciences at Marshall University, you might find work as a:

  • Athletic trainer
  • Biologist
  • Chemist
  • Geologist
  • Marine biologist
  • Mathematician
  • Nurse
  • Physicist
  • Statistician

Pathways

2-SEMESTER PATHWAY

DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN

  • 120-129 credit hour program
  • 28-30 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 92-99 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

  • Academic Listening and Speaking
  • Academic Reading
  • Freshman First Class
  • Music in Society/Intro to Visual Art/Theater Appreciation
  • College Algebra*

Semester 2

  • Academic English and Composition
  • First-Year Seminar
  • Variable mathematics course depending on placement*
  • Fundamentals of Speech Communication

1-SEMESTER PATHWAY

DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN

  • 120-129 credit hour program
  • 13-15 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 107-114 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

  • Academic English and Composition
  • Freshman First Class
  • Variable mathematics course depending on placement*
  • Fundamentals of Speech Communication

*Math placement will be determined by the score achieved on a Department of Mathematics placement test.

What are the progression requirements?

After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter a second year of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression. You must meet the following Marshall University Pathway Progression criteria in order to progress:

  • Minimum of 2.0 GPA in Pathway program
  • No I grades in a class
  • Grade of C or better in all classes

You are fully admitted to Marshall University provided you have successfully completed conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway program and submitted all required admission credentials.

Progression Advising

The Marshall Progression Advisor is available to assist as you transition from INTO Marshall to full Marshall University admission. From helping with paperwork to ensuring you've completed your required courses, the Progression Advisor is ready to help you throughout the process.

Does this program lead to further study?

Upon successful completion of the Undergraduate Sciences Pathway, you will be ready to start your science undergraduate degree program. This program leads to the following bachelor's degree programs at Marshall University:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biology
  • Biomechanics*
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders*
  • Dietetics*
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Science*
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Health Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Imaging*
  • Microbiology
  • Nursing*
  • Physics
  • Public Health
  • Respiratory Care*
  • Social Work
  • Sports Management and Marketing
  • Statistics

*Has additional requirements for entry into the major.

Please note: The following degree programs are not guaranteed progression upon successful completion of a Pathway due to being highly competitive: communication disorders, dietetics, exercise science, medial imaging, nursing, respiratory care, and biomechanics.

Key course facts

Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 14 weeks long)

Start dates: January, May, August

Tuition/Fees: 2017-18: 1-Semester from $11,960; 2-Semester from $20,810

Careers: Athletic Trainer, Biologist, Chemist, Geologist, Marine Biologist, Mathematician, Nurse, Physicist, Statistician

Entry requirements

Age: No requirement

Academic: 2.0 high school GPA

English language:

2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 60 or IELTS 5.5 (5.0 minimum subscores) or Password Overall Level 6 or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 with no grades below C

1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 78 or IELTS 6.0 or completion of Academic English Level 6 with no grades below C

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course

Program taught in:
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Last updated September 7, 2018
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