First-Year Learning Communities

PULSE Pre-Health Learning Community

Studetns at PULSE exhibit

PULSEThe PULSE Pre-Health Learning Community is designed specifically for first-year students who plan to pursue a graduate degree for their future health career.



All students in PULSE will be enrolled in the same sections of the following:

  • BIO 201: Principles of Biology: Cell
  • CHHS 205: Introduction to Health and Human Services
  • UNI 101: First-Year Seminar

BIO 201 is a course traditionally required for admission into any dental, medical and other allied health graduate programs. In addition, UNI 101 is required for all first-year students to graduate from UNCW.

Why should YOU join PULSE?

  • Take the same 3 classes and labs with motivated students like you
  • Begin completing entrance requirements for graduate programs early
  • Serve the community in a PULSE volunteer project
  • Participate in a visit to a graduate health program in North Carolina
  • Receive first-hand information from Pre-Professional Advisors in UNI 101

For additional information or if you have any questions about this community, please feel free to contact our team at