What are Pre-Professional Pathways?
Pre-Professional Pathways are not offered as majors at Western, nor are they at most other universities, but they can be incorporated into or taken alongside any degree-granting major offered at Western.
Students interested in issues of law and social justice are encouraged to learn more about the Interdisciplinary Concentration: Law, Diversity, and Justice Emphasis. Additional Pre-Law Advising information can be found on the Political Science department's Pre-Law Advising page.
Pre-Professional Programs at Western
The Health Professions Advising office encourages students to use their undergraduate years to explore many academic fields, to develop foundational skills and knowledge, to demonstrate expertise, and to experience a field of study (major) of their choice. Students tend to excel in a major they truly enjoy, so for many pre-health students that is a major in the sciences like Biology or Chemistry. However, students have majored in a diverse range of academic disciplines including Anthropology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Communication Studies, Psychology, History, Philosophy, Languages (i.e. Spanish), and Fairhaven self-designed programs.
Organizations and Clubs
Pre-Dental Club: A group who are interested in pursuing a career in dentistry. Members support each other as they work through the pre-dental prerequisites and application process and participate in various volunteer events and fundraisers.
Pre-Veterinary Club: A welcoming community that provides information regarding the current career options, ethics, and research within the veterinary field, as well as the requirements and expectations of veterinary schools in order to prepare students for the veterinary school application process.
WWU Pre-Med Club: A student-run organization focused on providing its members with easy access to information and activities pertaining to Medical School and the field of medicine.