Pre-Professional Study Tracks

Advance your career with pre-professional courses from the College at Wise.

Pre-Engineering

If you’re considering a career in engineering, you may complete two years of pre-engineering course work at UVA Wise. Contact Professor Lucian Undreiu to learn more, or consult the College Catalog.

Pre-Forestry

If you’re considering a career in forestry, you may complete two years of pre-forestry course work at UVA Wise. Contact Professor Walter Smith to learn more, or consult the College Catalog.

Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Students interested in becoming physicians, dentists or veterinarians should contact Professor Michael Shell for specific advice on preparatory programs, required courses and examinations, and the application procedures for professional schools. 

The Rocovich Scholars Program is an articulated program between the Edward Via College of Medicine (VCOM) and the College at Wise. Students apply to the Rocovich Scholars Program in their third full-time enrolled semester at the College. Acceptance to the program grants guaranteed early admission to VCOM in Blacksburg, Virginia. 

Consult the College Catalog for more information.

Pre-Pharmacy

Students considering attending pharmacy school should consult the requirements for programs of interest and plan a course of study appropriate for the schools chosen. Contact Professor Victoria Makal for more information, and consult the College Catalog.

Pre-Physical Therapy

Most physical therapy programs are post-graduate and require a bachelor’s degree for admission. No specific undergraduate major is required. Contact Professor Robin Woodard to learn more, and consult the College Catalog.