The interdisciplinary Science Bachelors Degree is offered through the College of Humanities and Sciences. The concentration in Health Preparation/ Professional Science (HPPS) allows students the flexibility to work towards this Bachelors degree while taking the pre-requisite courses for their intended health profession.
Although it does not guarantee admissions into any health sciences program, this degree includes many of the courses required to be considered necessary to be competitive when applying into health care training programs in the health sciences. As students successfully complete science courses and other admission requirements, students and advisors will determine a timeframe to apply for admissions into health care training programs.
Students will work closely with pre-health advisors in their freshmen and sophomore year to choose courses to fill health care program pre-requisites and major requirements. Appointments with pre-health advisors can be scheduled online through Eservices using the “My VCU portal” or by calling the University College Advising Office at 804-827-8648.
During Junior and Senior year students are advised in the undergraduate advising office in the department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences. Transfer Students and students with >54 earned credits who are considering this major should meet with the undergraduate advising office in the department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences.