Greetings from Wayne State University!

Wayne State University is proud to join the American School Counselor Association in celebrating counselors by recognizing the tremendous impact you have in supporting students. You’re there for them through their entire high school experience, assisting with important steps like applying to college and choosing a career path. This year’s theme for National School Counseling Week is School Counseling: Standards Based, Student Focused. We hope to build on the foundation you provide for students to help them reach their academic and career goals. This newsletter provides updates on exciting new initiatives and academic programs at WSU. We also invite you to learn more about all that Wayne State has to offer as we celebrate your hard work and dedication on March 22 for our annual School Counselor Appreciation Luncheon.

At Wayne State University, we are dedicated to removing access barriers to higher education, creating a sense of belonging for our students, and successfully supporting them to and through college. In this issue, you will learn about our new College to Career initiative. We are committed to fostering student success and social mobility by ensuring that Warriors graduate with the skills they need to thrive in their careers. You will also hear about innovative new certificate programs including cannabis chemistry and Arabic for health care professionals. These programs are designed to develop unique skill sets that will help WSU students compete for today’s jobs and the jobs of the future. Starting in the fall of 2024, the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will offer the new bachelor of science in applied health sciences. This program is designed for students interested in health professions who may be uncertain about specific career paths. We want all students to have the opportunity to participate in a global experience in college. Our new Global Tech Experience is an innovative virtual learning approach providing students with an easy-to-access, work-based program where they learn alongside peers from more than 40 different countries.

Each year, we offer this newsletter as a resource for you, our valued partners, to share up-to-date information on exciting new programs; innovative initiatives from our faculty, staff and students; and recruitment events and important deadlines to assist your students in completing their college enrollment. We hope you find this information valuable and useful in updating you on everything that WSU has to offer.

We look forward to engaging with you and your students at upcoming recruitment visits, events and programs. Please encourage your students to schedule a campus visit led by a student Warrior guide or join us for Spring Open House!

With Warrior pride,

New student success initiative supports students from College to Career

Wayne State University is committed to fostering student success through our new College to Career initiative. With a goal of ensuring that students graduate with the skills to thrive in their careers, this initiative enhances and expands applied learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. This includes interdisciplinary projects, internships, global experiences, community service, research, mentoring and other real-world applications.

The benefits extend beyond students, aiming to strengthen Wayne State as a talent pipeline for metro Detroit, fostering partnerships with industry and local organizations, and contributing to the overall development of the region.

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Five new certificates offer options to enhance degrees

This fall, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will introduce five new undergraduate certificate programs: cannabis chemistry; Arabic for the health care professions; professional Arabic; conversational and professional French; and practical French. These programs provide an opportunity for individuals to enhance their resumes by acquiring unique certifications.

The cannabis chemistry certificate covers industry scientific and legal requirements, along with ethics, law and regulations, and enabling students to conduct lab testing which determines the potency and purity of cannabis. The Arabic and French programs aim to give students a competitive edge in various global industries, responding to the growing demand for language skills and intercultural competencies — especially in places like Michigan, with a substantial Arabic-speaking population and close proximity to Canada.

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WSU Applebaum to offer B.S. in applied health sciences

Starting in fall 2024, the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will offer a bachelor of science in applied health sciences program, designed for students interested in health professions but uncertain about specific career paths.

As WSU Applebaum's only direct-admit opportunity, students can engage with the college from their first year, exploring various health professions and developing applicable skills. The program offers undergraduate pathways in medical laboratory science, mortuary science, radiation therapy technology and radiologic technology. Graduate pathways include occupational therapy, pathologists' assistant, pharmacy practice, physical therapy and physician assistant studies, covering nearly all of WSU Applebaum's degree options.

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Student support spotlight: Pre-Med and Health Science Center (PMHSC)

WSU's PMHSC offers Warriors expert support in reaching their academic goals on the way to a future in medicine or health care. With dedicated advisors, academic support services and professional development opportunities, the center helps students develop strong portfolios for application to highly competitive graduate or professional health care programs.

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Global Tech Experience helps students gain real-world skills

Wayne State is proud to give students from all majors the chance to participate in Global Tech Experience, an easy-to-access, for-credit, work-based program that adds real, hands-on experience and in-demand skills to a college degree.

Participants can choose from a variety of three- or six-credit tracks supported by video lessons and live classes, then complete a portfolio project that simulates early-career work experience with real-world brands. And with Wayne State's recent change to a flat-rate tuition model, many students can take part in the experience without paying additional tuition. Scholarships are also available to help cover program costs.

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Connect with us

College Fairs:

NACAC Cleveland, OH College Fair – Saturday, Feb. 10, 1-4 p.m.

NACAC West Michigan College Fair – Tuesday, April 23, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 6-8 p.m.

NACAC Metro Detroit College Fair – Thursday, April 25, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 6-8 p.m.

On-Campus Event:

Counselor Appreciation Luncheon – Friday, March 22, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admitted Student Day

Admitted Warriors are invited to connect with other new Wayne State students, learn about their future academic programs, take a campus tour, and meet with Financial Aid and Admissions representatives at Admitted Student Day Saturday, Feb. 17, or Saturday, April 13.

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Spring Open House

Future Warriors can experience Wayne State by learning about our 350+ academic programs and speaking with faculty, university representatives and current Wayne State students. Join us Saturday, March 2.

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Contact us

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

P.O. Box 02759

Detroit, MI 48202