Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Med Lab Sciences

For programs that do not directly admit students, the Center for Learning, Advising and Student Success (CLASS) will serve as the first academic home for you. 

As a CLASS student, you can take advantage of our personalized, one-on-one advising to help you on your way to a degree in pharmacy, occupational therapy or medical laboratory sciences. The Pre-Health Professional Development Office offers seminars, workshops and a newsletter for students who plan to apply to a competitive health professional program.

Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy and Medical Laboratory Sciences Students 

Students who plan to pursue degrees in pharmacy, occupational therapy or medical laboratory sciences begin their first two years at WVU in the Center for Learning, Advising and Student Success (CLASS) within Undergraduate Educations. These programs do not directly admit students.

Pharmacy Students 

Students who wish to pursue pharmacy as a major are not directly admitted to the pharmacy program as incoming freshmen. Instead, pharmacy majors are accepted into CLASS and begin their first two years of study at WVU as CLASS students. 

You'll work with an adviser at CLASS who partners closely with program coordinators within the pharmacy program. 

You will need to apply to the pharmacy program by January 5 of the year you wish to start pharmacy school. You'll apply through PharmCAS. For your application, you will need test scores, letters of recommendation, completion of prerequisites and to complete an interview. 

Occupational Therapy Students

Students who wish to pursue occupational therapy as a major are not directly admitted to the occupational therapy program. Instead, occupational therapy majors are accepted into CLASS and begin their first two years of study at WVU as CLASS students. 

You'll work with an adviser at CLASS who partners closely with program coordinators at the occupational therapy program. 

In your second year of study at WVU, you will need to officially apply to the occupational therapy program between November 15 and February 15. If you are accepted, you'll begin the program in June. To apply, you will fill out an online application. You will need two letters of recommendation from occupational therapists who supervised your 60 hours of volunteer work / shadowing. You will need to complete all the prerequisites and interview with the occupational therapy program in the spring. 

Medical Laboratory Sciences Students

Students who wish to pursue medical laboratory sciences as a major are not (usually) directly admitted to the medical laboratory sciences program.* 

Instead, medical laboratory sciences majors are accepted into CLASS and begin their first two years of study at WVU as CLASS students. You'll work with an adviser at CLASS who partners closely with program coordinators at the medical laboratory sciences program. 

In your second year of study at WVU, you can apply to the medical laboratory sciences program online between December 1 and March 1. However, you must mail in your two letters of recommendation. Also, you will have needed to complete all your prerequisites and interview with the medical laboratory sciences program. 

( * Only a SMALL percentage of students are directly admitted to the medical laboratory sciences program. These students must have a high school GPA of 3.75 and a minimum math component ACT score of 26 or minimum math component SAT score of 600.)

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