Pre-Professional Programs

Contact an Advisor

All students will be assigned an advisor based on their major and will be required to meet with that advisor for pre-registration advising, however, Pre-Health and Pre-Law advisors are also available to meet with students on recommended coursework, admissions requirements, career exploration, and many other topics.  Students who are assigned to a University College advisor and are in their first few semesters are encouraged to work with one of the UC Pre-Professional Advisors below.  Students who are closer to the admissions process should try to work with one of the Faculty Advisors below, however, all advisors are available to assist students.

Pre-Professional Drop In Advising
Mondays & Thursdays - 10:00am-12:00pm 
University College starting September 26, 2016.

Appointments- Email advisors directly or at 
Email- Email your questions to
Phone- Call to talk with an advisors- 910-962-3245

Pre-Professional Programs Advisors


Patti Schulz

University College Pre-Professional Advisor

Academic Advisor

DePaolo Hall Room 1005

(910) 962-3018 |

Pre-Health Faculty Advisor
Dr. Tim Ballard

Timothy A. Ballard, Ph.D.

UNCW Pre-Health Advisor

Professor - Biology and Marine Biology

Dobo Hall Room 115

(910) 962-7263 |

Pre-Law Faculty Advisor

Julie Lane, Ph.D.

UNCW Pre-Law Advisor

Professor - Public and International Affairs

Hoggard Hall, Room 173

(910) 962-7306 |