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.



The Fall 2019 Learning Community Application is open, however, THE LC HOUSING ASSIGNMENT OPTION IS CLOSED.  You can still apply to the learning community courses. You will be placed in the housing assignment based off of your housing application.

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