Saint Louis University

The Pathway to College program is a unique partnership program for employees who are considering going back to school and transitioning into college-level coursework. Students can earn 9 SLU college credits while taking foundational courses in communication and technology, professional and career development, and life sciences.

  • 1 year program
  • 9 credit hours
  • 3 courses per year
  • 12 weeks per course

To enroll in this program, students will need to complete the free Application for Admission to Saint Louis University School for Professional Studies. While providing log-in information to access the application, applicants will need to select their respective employer on the application. 

Courses Overview
This program will consist of three foundational courses in the following areas.

Courses Credits

Foundations of Professional Communication and Technology

  • Basic Writing Skills
  • Grammar Skills
  • Writing in the Workplace
  • Communications
  • Keyboarding and Typing
  • Computer Applications


Foundations of Professional and Career Development

  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Stress Management
  • Career Exploration and Planning
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Professional Ethics
  • Critical Thinking/Decision Making


Foundations of Life Sciences

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Basic Math Skills



Current employers that offer this program include but are not limited to:
BJC Healthcare
Mercy Healthcare

If you're interested in learning more about this program, please contact: 

Justin Smith Justin Smith, MSHE
Community Outreach Coordinator 
Saint Louis University
School for Professional Studies