Professional Programs

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.

Professional Programs

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

Medical Laboratory Sciences 

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

Instead, students interested in this program are admitted into CLASS. You will work with an adviser who partners closely with professionals within the School of Medicine to create an academic plan to apply to the medical laboratory sciences program. Typically, students spend their first two years at WVU completing coursework required for application to the program.

You will need to officially apply to the medical laboratory sciences program when completing all required coursework. Your adviser within CLASS will be able to guide you through this process.

* Only a SMALL percentage of students are directly admitted to the medical laboratory sciences program. Contact the Division of Medical Laboratory Science to learn more about the direct admission requirements. 

Occupational Therapy 

Students pursuing occupational therapy  are not directly admitted to the occupational therapy program.

Instead, students interested in this program are admitted into CLASS. You will work with an adviser who partners closely with professionals within the School of Medicine to create an academic plan to apply to the occupational therapy program. Typically, students spent their first two years at WVU completing coursework required for application to the program.

You will need to officially apply to the occupational therapy program when completing all required coursework. Your adviser within CLASS will be able to guide you through this process.

Pharmacy 

Students who plan to pursue pharmacy as a major are not directly admitted to the pharmacy program.

Instead, students interested in this program are admitted into CLASS. You will work with an adviser who partners closely with professionals within the School of Pharmacy to create an academic plan to apply to the School of Pharmacy. Typically, students spent their first two years at WVU completing coursework required for application to the program.

You will need to officially apply to the occupational therapy program when completing all required coursework. Your adviser within CLASS will be able to guide you through this process.

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