What is Pre-Health?

Pre-Health is for students interested in pursuing a health profession such as:

  • Chiropractice
  • Podiatry
  • Dentristy
  • Pharmacy
  • Medicine
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Optometry
  • Veterinary Medicine

What is Pre-Law?

Pre-Law is for students who want to attend Law School.

For questions about pre-professional programs, visit www.uncw.edu/preprofessional

PRE-PROFESSIONAL TRACK:
HEALTH OR LAW

pre-professional students
law students

What is Pre-Professional?

“Pre-Professional” is a category for students who are interested in entering a professional school after graduation and a  bachelor’s degree in any field from UNCW is excellent preparation for further educational opportunities.

You can learn more about getting involved with Pre-Professional Programs or the workshops/programs happening throughout the year by visiting www.uncw.edu/preprofessional at any time. 

Where Do I Go To Get Help?

Within University College the office of Pre-Professional Programs is available to assist students interested in pursuing graduate school in either the Pre-Health or Pre-Law fields.  The advisors in Pre-Professional Programs offer one-on-one advising and curricular programming for all students interested in pursuing a degree in legal education or a career in the health field. Advisors are available by appointment and can navigate application timelines, requirements, and program prerequisites.

Students are encouraged to get involved with volunteer opportunities, leadership roles in campus clubs and organizations, and take advantage of the Pre-Professional Programs' curricular programs and workshops that are offered to enhance their candidacy for graduate education.

You can learn more about getting involved with Pre-Professional Programs or the workshops/programs happening throughout the year by visiting www.uncw.edu/preprofessional at any time. 

Resources for Researching Your Options

Pre-Health:

student

Pre-Law:

  • Law School Admission Council (LSAC) – www.lsac.org
    • Provides services, including the LSAT, and information for students applying to law school
  • American Bar Association – www.abanet.org
    • The national organization for the legal profession
  • National Association of Law Placement – www.nalp.org
    • Provides info and stats on current legal careers and recent salaries of law school graduates
  • The Pre-law Commentator – www.prelawnews.com
    • Provides pre-law "news" and editorials that are relevant and interesting to pre-law students such as one entitled "The Law School That's Right For You"

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