The Department of Preprofessional Studies is the parent department for the interdisciplinary majors in Science Preprofessional, Science Business, Science Computing, and Science Education; and the Minor in Compassionate Care in Medicine.

Science Preprofessional Studies (SCPP) is a 64 credit hour interdisciplinary science major designed to encourage a broader and deeper holistic education, primarily for students preparing for one of the health professions. Established in 1960, this major anticipated recent changes in medical school requirements that emphasize social sciences, humanities, ethics, and statistics, in addition to the core sciences. The smaller number of required science credits allows for more coursework to build competencies outside science.  

New websites for Preprofessional Studies and Health Sciences Advising!

Advising for students in any major or college who are planning to enter a health profession is available through the Center for Health Science Advising at

For Information about undergraduate majors offered through the Department of Preprofessional Studies browse this site.