Pre-Professional Majors

Pre-Engineering

Wesleyan offers a dual degree program in engineering with the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta; Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama; and Mercer University in Macon. Through this cooperative pre-engineering program, students attend Wesleyan College for approximately three academic years (90 semester hours) and Georgia Tech, Auburn, or Mercer for approximately two years.

After completing the academic requirements of the two cooperating institutions, dual-degree students will receive a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan College and one of the several designated bachelor’s degrees awarded by the cooperating institution. 

If you plan to enroll in the dual-degree program, you must talk to one of Wesleyan’s dual degree advisors, Joe Iskra at jiskra@wesleyancollege.edu or Charles Benesh at cbenesh@wesleyancollege.edu, at least by the beginning of your second year. For details on the technical or management degrees offered and course requirements, please see our Academic Catalogue.

Pre-Law

Because pre-law is not a specific major, the pre-law student must satisfy all general education degree requirements for an A.B. degree and the requirements in her chosen major.

Law schools don’t require a particular undergraduate degree for admission, but they do strongly recommend that you take a broad range of diverse and rigorous courses. You may major in any one of the liberal arts ranging from chemistry to history, political science, English, or other fields. In selecting your major, it’s a good idea to consider the type of law career you wish to pursue.

Admission to law school is based on your grade point average and score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The LSAT is given four times a year: June, October, December, and February. It is recommended that you take the exam in June of your junior year or October of your senior year.

If you’re planning to attend law school, you should meet with the Pre-Law Advisor, Tom Ellington (ellington.wesleyancollege@gmail.com) no later than the fall of your junior year. For information about specific courses offered, please see our Academic Catalogue.

Pre-Seminary

For students planning to enter the field of professional ministry or pursue higher theological graduate work, The Association of Theological Schools suggests you take a broad range of courses in literature, history, natural sciences, social sciences, fine arts and music, languages, and religion (Christian and non-Christian).

Pre-seminary students frequently choose to major in fields such as English, history, religion, and philosophy, but any liberal arts subject is appropriate including the sciences and mathematics and the fine arts. The program advisor can help you determine which course of study to follow.

Pre-seminary students at Wesleyan are encouraged to take advantage of graduate program information sessions, round-table discussions with local ministers, and internships, all of which help discern a vocation and prepare for post-graduate study. Wesleyan’s Pre-Seminary Advisor Karan Bray can be reached via email at kbray@wesleyancollege.edu. For information about specific courses offered, please see our Academic Catalogue.


Health-related
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professional programs:

These majors usually have special requirements and the student should consult the faculty advisor early in her college program. There is a general core of frequently required courses for admission into professional colleges of medicine, pharmacy, veterinary science, dentistry, and other applied health sciences. However, it’s important to know that the program you’re interested in attending after Wesleyan may have additional requirements that must also be fulfilled. Research into the deadlines and course requirements for these professional schools is the responsibility of the student; pre-professional advisors provide additional support and guidance in this process. It is a good idea to contact an advisor, listed below under the specific areas, early in your undergraduate career.

pre-Medicine

Before applying to medical schools, students are required to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). This is usually taken in the spring of a student’s junior year. It is important to complete as many pertinent courses as possible prior to taking the MCAT. Application materials are submitted through American Medical College Admission Service (AMCAS); course requirements and application deadlines for Medical Schools vary according to institution. Wesleyan’s Pre-Med Advisor, Dr. Wanda Schroeder, can be reached via email at wschroeder@wesleyancollege.edu. For information about specific courses offered, please see our Academic Catalogue.

pre-Veterinary Medicine

Before applying to veterinary schools, students are required to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). This is usually taken in the spring of a student’s junior year. It is important to complete as many pertinent courses as possible prior to taking the test. Application materials are submitted through the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS); course requirements vary according to institution. Wesleyan’s Pre-Veterinary Medicine Advisor, Dr. Holly Boettger-Tong, can be reached via email at hboettger-tong@wesleyancollege.edu. For information about specific courses offered, please see our Academic Catalogue.

pre-Dental

Before applying to dental schools, students are required to take the Dental Admission Test (DAT). This is usually taken in the spring of a student’s junior year. It is important to complete as many pertinent courses as possible prior to taking the test. Application materials are submitted through ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS); course requirements and deadlines vary according to institution. Wesleyan’s Pre-Dental Advisor, Dr. Holly Boettger-Tong, can be reached via email at hboettger-tong@wesleyancollege.edu. For information about specific courses offered, please see our Academic Catalogue.

pre-Pharmacy

Before applying to pharmacy schools, students are required to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). Testing times vary throughout the year and it’s important that you complete as many pertinent courses as possible prior to taking the test. Application materials are submitted through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS); course requirements and deadlines vary according to institution. Wesleyan’s Pre-Pharmacy Advisor, Dr. Glenda Ferguson, can be reached via email at gferguson@wesleyancollege.edu. For information about specific courses offered, please see our Academic Catalogue.

pre-Allied Health

The requirements for pre-allied health programs, including Healthcare Administration, Public Health and Occupational/Physical Therapy vary according to institution; for assistance with these programs, please contact Wesleyan's Pre-Allied Health Advisor, Dr. Barry Rhoades, who can be reached via email at brhoades@wesleyancollege.edu. For information about specific courses offered, please see our Academic Catalogue.

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Of the student population at Wesleyan is international

28

Number of majors we offer including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree

90%

Of full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their fields

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