Old Dominion University's College of Health Sciences proudly introduces the new Pre-Clinical Studies major, a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (B.S.H.S.) degree program. Designed to cater to the aspirations of students with an interest in graduate health professions, this major offers an array of flexible paths tailored to individual interests.

The Pre-Clinical Studies major serves as a foundation for those aspiring to pursue graduate degrees in various health professions.This major will prepare individuals to enter graduate programs which focus on patient care and diagnostics across the lifespan. This program ensures that students can align their coursework with their future career goals, laying the groundwork for success in their chosen field.

At the core of the Pre-Clinical Studies major is a well-rounded curriculum that delves into critical aspects of healthcare. Students will engage with topics such as the US healthcare system, health informatics, health equity, and health services research, providing a holistic understanding of the multifaceted nature of healthcare.

The program also emphasizes a flexible approach, allowing students to choose 30 credits in science coursework from an extensive list of options. These options span various disciplines, including biology, chemistry, cytology, exercise kinesiology and physiology, medical laboratory science, molecular diagnostics, nutrition, physics, and psychology. This broad spectrum of health and science-based coursework empowers students to explore their interests while fulfilling the prerequisites for graduate programs related to healthcare.

Interested students are encouraged to work closely with their College of Health Sciences Advisors to discuss eligibility and plan their course of study. Advisors can be reached at 757-683-5137 or via email at HSAdvising@odu.edu.