Professional Programs

Mary Baldwin offers several pathways designed to prepare students for specific careers, including training for sought-after professional positions as well as preparation for professional school. Students who pursue these programs also complete Mary Baldwin’s common curriculum, seamlessly integrating core a liberal arts education with career preparation. The college also coordinates several professional development certificate programs.

Career-Specific Training


Clinical Laboratory Science   

Coaching and Exercise Leadership

Criminal Justice

Health Care Administration

Certificate in Leadership Studies


  • BSN completion: Through a partnership with the Jefferson College of Health Sciences, students can complete a nursing degree after earning their bachelor’s degree at Mary Baldwin, either in the Residential College for Women or in the Baldwin Online and Adult Programs.
  • RN to BSN: At Mary Baldwin’s Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences, professional Registered Nurses can enhance their careers with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps): Army, Navy, Marine, and Air Force ROTC programs are available to Mary Baldwin students through collaboration with the Virginia Military Institute.

Social Work: Earn the Bachelor of Social Work degree, the credential necessary for entry-level and generalist social work positions with governmental agencies and many nonprofits that serve our communities.

Teacher Licensure: Each year, more Mary Baldwin students — as a percentage of the student body — earn teacher licensure than at any other college in Virginia. At Mary Baldwin, students can complete licensure through undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate programs.

Professional School Preparation

Pre-Allied Health and Pre-Medicine: Mary Baldwin has course equivalents for medical school requirements for chiropractic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and more.

Pre-Law: Mary Baldwin is committed to ensuring that students are prepared for the rigors of law school and have the skills needed to succeed in the field.