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 VCU_Nurse@vcu.edu or (804) 828-5171 for details.