This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2023-2024 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs
and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program
approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available
in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
University Academic Advising provides academic advising programs to assist students in pre-health majors in medical laboratory sciences, clinical radiation sciences, dental hygiene and nursing.
Students pursuing admission into baccalaureate degree programs in medical laboratory sciences, clinical radiation sciences, dental hygiene or nursing will have “pre-major” status until successful admission into the degree program. The pre-health majors are not degree-granting majors, so students cannot complete a degree in any of the pre-health majors. As students successfully complete science courses and other admissions requirements, students and advisers will determine a timeframe to apply for admission into a degree-granting program in a health care field. UAA provides academic advisers who are uniquely trained to work with pre-health majors, guiding students as they pursue the required course work and skill sets outlined for competitive candidacy in each of these pre-major programs. These advisers are also trained to guide students through parallel majors that will still support successful graduation and career outcomes.