Prospective students | College of Nursing and Health Sciences | The University of Vermont(title)

The UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare students for careers in a variety of health professions.

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Our undergraduate programs prepare students for initial entry into practice in health professions and provide a solid foundation for further education. CNHS graduate programs offer preparation for advanced practice and professional leadership.

First-year undergraduate applicants

In addition to university entrance requirements (four years of English, three years of math, two years of a foreign language, three years of a natural or physical science including a lab, and three years of social sciences), College of Nursing and Health Sciences applicants must complete the following:

  • one year of biology
  • one year of chemistry
  • four years of math, including trigonometry or pre-calculus

Additional science course work in the senior year of high school is recommended for all programs. One year of physics is recommended for medical laboratory science and medical radiation sciences applicants.

Candidates for admission to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences must be able to perform certain essential functions. These include the capacity to observe and communicate; sufficient motor ability to perform physical diagnostic examinations and basic laboratory and clinical procedures; emotional stability to exercise good judgment and to work effectively in stressful situations; and intellectual ability to synthesize data and solve problems.

Undergraduate programs

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders B.S.
  • Exercise Science B.S.
  • Public Health Sciences B.S.
  • Medical Laboratory Science B.S.
  • Medical Radiation Sciences (Radiation Therapy) B.S.
  • Nursing B.S.


  • Communication Sciences and Disorders Minor
  • Emergency Medical Services Minor
  • Global Public Health Minor
  • Integrative Health Care Minor
  • Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching Minor
  • Medical Diagnostics Minor
Transfer applicants

CNHS welcomes qualified transfer applications from UVM and other accredited colleges and universities. Selection of applicants is competitive, and the opportunity to transfer into a major is not assured. In addition to GPA, relevant volunteer or work experience in a professional setting will be taken into consideration in the selection process.