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    Pre-Professional Curricula

    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
    • 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.

    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. Michael Woller, Biological Sciences
    (262) 472-5137
    wollerm@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. Steven Sahyun, Physics
    (262) 472-5113
    sayhuns@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

    Contact

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

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