Pre-professional students are ones who intend on applying to a program in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences which require a certain set of prerequisite courses and/or credits before application to a professional program. At Wayne State University, students planning to apply to the following programs would need to start as a pre-professional student:
- Clinical Lab Science
- Mortuary Science
- Physical Therapy
- RadiationTherapy Technology
- Radiological Technology
Some of the pre-professional programs, such as pharmacy and physical therapy, will require students to apply through a centralized application services (called a CAS). PTCAS (physical therapy application) and PharmCAS (pharmacy application) calculate grade points averages differently than Wayne State University. To learn more about how each CAS calculates a grade point average, please visit the PTCAS or PharmCAS grade calculation websites.
In addition to the prerequisite coursework required to apply to each of these programs, many of the programs' admissions committees review how students are involved in the industry they are hoping to work in, on campus and/or in research, entrance exam scores and letters of evaluation. It is important to work with a pre-professional advisor regularly to discuss the competitive application process.
In addition to visiting a pre-pharmacy and health sciences advisor on a regular basis, students are encouraged to attend an information for the program they are interested in applying to. Information meetings at the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences are held on a regular basis.