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Pre-Professional Concentration

Overview of Program

The University of Charleston offers a Pre-Professional Concentration designed to facilitate admissions to and success in professional programs, including but not limited to programs such as:

The Pre-Professional Concentration is available in both the Biology and Chemistry programs, and the curriculum also serves students in the Traditional Pre-Pharmacy Concentration.

Special Features

All students in the Pre-Professional Concentration are provided with a copy of the University of Charleston Department of Natural Science and Mathematics Pre-Professional Manual which will outline the proper way to prepare for, apply to, and succeed in professional school.

Through classes, students will be groomed in the fine art of interviewing as well as having mock interviews. Pre-professional students will also receive guidance with the writing of personal statements.

Students in the pre-professional concentration will have the opportunity, in the various classes, to learn how to suture, read EKGs, and learn surgical techniques during dissection. Many courses will also utilize medical case studies.


The Department of Natural Science and Mathematics offers formal study for pre-admission tests for professional school. These sessions are presented by the faculty. The Department also encourages small group study and provides study material to such groups. These services are provided to students without charge.

Admission Requirements

Students must gain general admission to the University of Charleston.