Pre-health advising

VCU offers four pre-health baccalaureate programs, which prepare students for competitive admission into nursing, clinical laboratory sciences, radiation sciences or dental hygiene.

Students interested in earning a bachelor’s degree one of these programs may declare pre-nursing, pre-clinical laboratory sciences, pre-clinical radiation sciences or pre-dental hygiene either as their primary major or as a dual major.  

University Academic Advising helps students navigate pre-health program admission requirements, while also supporting their career exploration into parallel majors.  

Once a student applies and is admitted into the professional health major, their pre-major is changed to the new major.  If they are not successful in their admission, they will remain a pre-major until they either apply again in a future semester, or decide to declare a new major.

Declaring a pre-health major

Students interested in adding a pre-health major must attend a Change of Major session. Current VCU students can sign up for a session online.

Students interested in the Accelerated Nursing or RN to B.S. programs are encouraged to attend an information session to learn about admission requirements. Contact or (804) 828-5171 for details.

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