Pre-Professional Programs

Wilson prepares students for entrance to graduate programs in law, medicine, veterinary medicine, and the health sciences. In general, professional schools require a strong liberal arts background and a firm grounding in those disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, or humanities most closely related to the profession. A high proportion of Wilson graduates who apply to professional schools are accepted.


Medical schools prefer students who have a broad background in the humanities and social sciences as well as completion of certain specified courses in the sciences. Many pre-medical students elect a major in biology or chemistry, but a major in any field is acceptable. Results show that liberal arts majors attain the highest scores on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).

Medical school admission is based on: undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA), results of the MCAT, and/or Graduate Record Exam (GRE), evaluations from faculty, a personal interview (if requested), and off-campus experience in community service or in activities relating to the medical profession.

Students interested in studying medicine should take courses that stress logical and analytical thinking, written and oral expression, reading comprehension, and the relationships among science, technology, and society. The science requirements of most medical schools can be met at Wilson by completing the following courses: Biology 101,102; Chemistry 101,102,201,202; Mathematics 130,140; and Physics 101,102. These minimum requirements should be completed by the end of the junior year. Interested students should contact the Associate Dean for Academic Advising. The students will be referred to one of the pre-professional advisors. The pre-professional advisor will help the student with the selection of appropriate undergraduate courses and provide advice about preparation for the MCAT exam and applying to medical schools.