L&S Departments

Pre-Professional Curricula

UW-Whitewater offers opportunities to obtain pre-professional work in a number of fields, including:

  • Chiropractic
  • Dentistry
  • Engineering (Physics)
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Veterinary Medicine

Generally, it is a good idea to earn the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree before applying for admission to a professional school. In pre-law, for example, you might complete a bachelor of arts in political science or English, and in premedicine you might complete a bachelor of science in biology or chemistry.

While at UW-Whitewater, you will obtain a well-rounded liberal education recommended by professional schools along with the required courses for your professional area. Some professional programs offer admission to highly qualified students who have completed their junior year. With the approval of your advisor and the dean of the College of Letters and Sciences, you may have part of your work in professional school applied to a bachelor's degree at UW-Whitewater.

More information about these programs can be found in this Pre-Professional programs brochure.

Accreditation
The College of Letters and Sciences is accredited by the North Central Association for Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Career Opportunities
Entry into professional school usually requires a bachelor's degree. Although there are exceptions (e.g. chiropractic), you should plan to earn your bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree first. Because of specific and often extensive requirements for admission to most professional schools, it is important for you to determine your career plans prior to embarking on a preprofessional course of study.

UW-Whitewater's Career Services office offers many opportunities for you to explore your academic and career interests, including career counseling, career courses, testing, computer information/guidance programs and an alumni network of professionals for you to contact. Because of specific and often extensive requirements for admission to most professional schools, it is important for you to determine your career plans prior to embarking on a pre-professional course of study.

For more information contact the specified department or program advisor:

Chiropractic
Dr. Steve Anderson, Chemistry
(262) 472-5121
andersos@uww.edu

Dentistry
Dr. Heather Pelzel, Biological Sciences
(262) 472-5134
pelzelh@uww.edu

Engineering (Physics)
Dr. Robert Benjamin, Physics
(262) 472-5114
benjamir@uww.edu

Law
Dr. Jolly Emrey, Political Science
(262) 472-1120
emreyj@uww.edu

Medicine
Dr. Peter Mesner, Biological Sciences
(262) 472-5139
mesnerp@uww.edu

Optometry
Dr. Heather Pelzel, Biological Sciences 
(262) 472-5134
pelzelh@uww.edu

Pharmacy
Dr. Hephzibah Kumpaty, Chemistry
(262) 472-1097
kumpatyh@uww.edu

Physical Therapy
Dr. Daryle Waechter-Brulla, Biological Sciences
(262) 472-5131
waechted@uww.edu

Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Ellen Davis, Biological Sciences
(262) 472-5141
davise@uww.edu

Location

College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall 4100
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Resources For

Contact

Office of the Dean
Rebecca Reichert
Phone: (262) 472-1621
E-mail: reicherr@uww.edu

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