Most professional schools such as law, medicine, or dentistry, recommend that applicants acquire a broad background in liberal arts subjects emphasizing critical thinking as a preparation for specialized study. For the areas of law, medicine, and dentistry, most of the students admitted to professional schools have completed a bachelor’s degree. Students intending to apply to a specific school should tailor their programs to meet the entrance requirements of that school. Faculty members of the various disciplines can be of great assistance in the choice of courses. It is advisable for students to work toward the completion of a bachelor’s degree in the event that they are not successful in gaining entry to a professional school.