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Allied Health Sciences Major Admissions

Note: The information on this page is intended for students who intend to apply for admission into the Allied Health Sciences major. If you've already declared an AHS major, please contact your assigned advisor to discuss any questions or concerns you have. You can also consult our major requirements page for general course planning information.

Please select from the following options for admissions information specific to your situation:

I’m an incoming freshman.

If you're entering UConn as a freshman, you may be admitted directly as an Allied Health Sciences major if you meet UConn's admission requirements and are accepted through the University admissions process.

How it works:

  • You'll be assigned an academic advisor within the Department and will work with your advisor to plan your course schedule.
  • After you're admitted, you can remain in AHS under the Standard Plan or apply to one of four concentration areas.
  • You can also plan to apply to Dietetics, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, or Medical Laboratory Sciences for your junior and senior years through the supplemental admissions process for our professional programs.

Remember that admission to a particular concentration or one of the professional programs is not automatic. Please refer to specific program/concentration information for requirements and discuss with your academic advisor.

I’m transferring to UConn from another college/university.

If you're transferring to UConn from another institution, you may be admitted directly as an Allied Health Sciences major if you meet UConn's transfer admissions requirements and are accepted through the University admissions process.

How it works:

  • You'll be assigned an academic advisor within the Department and will work with your advisor to plan your course schedule.
  • After you're admitted, you can remain in AHS under the Standard Plan or apply to one of four concentration areas.*
  • You can also plan to apply to Dietetics, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, or Medical Laboratory Sciences for your junior and senior years through the supplemental admissions process for our professional programs.*

*Admission to a particular concentration or one of the professional programs is not automatic. Please refer to specific program/concentration information for requirements and discuss with your academic advisor.

Note: Once admitted to the major, you may require additional semesters to complete the program depending on how your completed coursework fulfills program requirements and/or the availability of courses at the time of admission.

 

I’m interested in declaring an Allied Health Sciences major in preparation for applying to Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, Dietetics, or Medical Laboratory Sciences.

In addition to the Allied Health Sciences major, the Department of Allied Health Sciences offers undergraduate professional program majors in Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, Dietetics, and Medical Laboratory Sciences. If you're interested in applying to these programs, you will do so in February of your sophomore year to begin in the fall of your junior year. Each program has its own admissions criteria and major requirements and requires a competitive supplemental application process. Please review information on your specific program of interest and discuss any questions with your advisor and/or the appropriate program director. If you are an incoming student, we recommend that you declare an Allied Health Sciences major so that you can be assigned to one of our academic advisors who will help you prepare to apply into one of the professional programs at the appropriate time.

As an incoming freshman or transfer student, am I required to attend an orientation session?

Yes! All incoming freshmen and transfer students are required to attend an orientation program which include both general university sessions and CAHNR/AHS Major-specific sessions.

I’m seeking to be re-admitted to UConn as an AHS major.

If you're seeking re-admission to UConn, you must meet the University's re-admission requirements and be approved by the Dean of Students Office. You'll be evaluated according to the requirements for continuing students (see below), and re-admission to the AHS major is not guaranteed. If you don't meet AHS major requirements at the time of your re-admission, you can be re-admitted to UConn under another major at the discretion of the Dean of Students Office and then apply to the AHS major following the same process as a continuing student.

Following successful re-admission, you'll be assigned an academic advisor within the Department and will work with your advisor to plan your course schedule.  If you are admitted under the Standard Plan, you'll have the option to declare a concentration. You can also plan to apply to Dietetics, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, or Medical Laboratory Sciences for your junior and senior years through the supplemental admissions process for our professional programs. Admission to a particular concentration or one of the professional programs is not automatic. Please refer to specific program/concentration information for requirements and discuss with your academic advisor.

Note: Once admitted to the major, you may require additional semesters to complete the program depending on how your completed coursework fulfills program requirements and/or the availability of courses at the time of admission.

Admission Criteria

Note: All requirements must be complete at the time of re-admission.

General Admission Notes:

  • AH 1100 is recommended as preparation for admission but must be completed within one year following your admission to the AHS major
  • Students admitted as AHS majors typically have both a cumulative and Science/Math GPA of 2.8 or higher. Competitive applicants will have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher. For spring 2018, average GPAs of admitted students were:
    • Cumulative: 3.43
    • Science/Math: 3.3.38
  • Advanced coursework completed (e.g. science courses 2000-level or above) will be reviewed as part of the application evaluation process, but will not be factored into your math/science GPA.
  • Courses with grades lower than a "C" may be cause for denial of your application.

Admissions Requirements:

  • You must be in good standing (i.e. not on academic probation or eligible for dismissal).
  • Prerequisite Math & Science courses (no grades less than a C, no substitutions):
    • CHEM 1122, CHEM 1124Q or CHEM 1127Q
    • BIOL 1107 (preferred) or BIOL 1108
    • MATH 1060Q or higher - OR - STAT 1000Q or STAT 1100Q (math requirement varies with concentration so please check before completing)
  • Additional admission requirements for students wishing to declare an optional concentration:
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (minimum 3.0 GPA is required for the Concentration in Healthcare Administration)
    • Career goals consistent with the goals of the concentration
    • Successful completion of one college-level (1000-level or above) course consistent with the concentration in each of the following: Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics
    • Specific prerequisite courses for Concentration in Healthcare Administration
      • ECON 1201 or ECON 1202
      • MATH 1070Q, MATH 1071Q, or MATH 1131Q

All application materials become the confidential property of the Department of Allied Health Sciences and cannot be forwarded to others or returned to you after submission. Please keep copies of application materials for your own records as needed/where possible.

I’m a continuing UConn student and would like to declare an Allied Health Sciences major.

If you're a current UConn student (at any campus) who was not admitted to the University as an Allied Health Sciences major, you may apply through the competitive admissions process described below. Note that enrollment is limited. You will have the option of applying under the Standard Plan or applying to one our four concentration areas. Applications are due by the 10th day of each semester. Please review the admissions criteria and required application materials. Have questions? Contact us!

Once admitted, you'll be assigned an academic advisor within the Department and will work with your advisor to plan your course schedule.  If you are admitted under the Standard Plan, you'll have the option to declare a concentration. You can also plan to apply to Dietetics, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, or Medical Laboratory Sciences for your junior and senior years through the supplemental admissions process for our professional programs. Admission to a particular concentration or one of the professional programs is not automatic. Please refer to specific program/concentration information for requirements and discuss with your academic advisor. If you are admitted to the major as a junior or senior, you may require additional semesters to complete the program depending on how your completed coursework fulfills program requirements and/or the availability of courses at the time of admission.

Note: The AHS major application procedure does not follow the general CAHNR petition procedure. You are only required to submit your application materials as outlined below. Following review by the Admissions Committee, the Department will forward eligible applications to the Dean's Office for final review and approval signatures.

Admission Criteria

Note: All requirements must be complete at the time of application.

General Admission Notes:

  • AH 1100 is recommended as preparation for admission but must be completed within one year following your admission to the AHS major
  • Students admitted as AHS majors typically have both a cumulative and Science/Math GPA of 2.8 or higher. Competitive applicants will have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher. For spring 2018, average GPAs of admitted students were:
    • Cumulative: 3.43
    • Science/Math: 3.38
  • Advanced coursework completed (e.g. science courses 2000-level or above) will be reviewed as part of the application evaluation process, but will not be factored into your math/science GPA.
  • Courses with grades lower than a "C" may be cause for denial of your application.
  • Depending on when you are admitted into the major, you may require additional semesters to complete requirements depending on 1) how your coursework meets program requirements and 2) course availability at the time of registration.

Admissions Requirements:

  • You must be in good standing with a GPA of 2.0 or higher (i.e. not on academic probation or eligible for dismissal)
  • Prerequisite Math & Science courses (no grades less than a C, no substitutions):
    • CHEM 1122, CHEM 1124Q or CHEM 1127Q
    • BIOL 1107 (preferred) or BIOL 1108
    • MATH 1060Q or higher - OR - STAT 1000Q or STAT 1100Q (math requirement varies with concentration so please check before completing)
  • Specific requirements for the Concentration in Healthcare Administration
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • ECON 1201 or ECON 1202
    • MATH 1070Q, MATH 1071Q, or MATH 1131Q

Application Instructions

Deadline: 10th day of classes each semester (applications are not accepted in the summer)

Submission: You may submit your application packet in person, by mail, by fax, or by e-mail to the Department of Allied Health Sciences. See below for specific instructions:

If submitting in person: If submitting via e-mail:
Department of Allied Health Sciences
Koons Hall, Room 228
(860)486-2834
Business Hours: 8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M. (Monday-Friday)
E-mail Address: alliedhealthadmissions@uconn.edu

 

Important Notes

1) Please use subject line - ATTN: Allied Health Sciences Admissions

 

2) Please send all documents as separate attachments to a single e-mail (do not embed your documents within the body of your e-mail and do not send separate e-mails with each attachment)

 

3) Please direct all e-transcripts from other institutions to the e-mail address listed above and note in your e-mail if e-transcripts should be expected and from which institution(s)

If mailing some or all components: If submitting via fax:
Department of Allied Health Sciences
University of Connecticut
358 Mansfield Rd. U-1101
Storrs, CT 06269
Fax number: (860)486-5375

Required Application Materials

  1. Completed School, Major, and/or Advisor Change Form as appropriate.
  2. Transcripts
    • UConn coursework - unofficial transcript printed from PeopleSoft
    • Transfer coursework - You must provide official transcripts from all other academic institutions you have attended where you took courses you wish to use to meet admissions requirements.  Any transcripts sent to UConn's Transfer Admissions Office will not be shared with the Department due to confidentiality rules. Your application cannot be considered if transcripts are not provided prior to the application deadline.
  3. Personal Statement - A 500-word (maximum) typed statement including your career goals and why you feel the Allied Health Sciences major is a fit as well as a description of any healthcare experience you possess (volunteer, observations, job shadowing, work experience, etc.) and any related certifications you hold (e.g. CNA, EMT). Note that you are not required to have prior experience or healthcare certifications to apply. (Personal Statement Helpful Hints)
  4. Student Information Form (for Departmental tracking purposes only)
  5. Double major or additional degree forms if needed - Please refer to your current school/college for the appropriate forms. Your application cannot be considered without this documentation.

All application materials become the confidential property of the Department of Allied Health Sciences and cannot be forwarded to others or returned to you after submission. Please keep copies of application materials for your own records as needed/where possible.

I’m an AHS major and would like to declare a concentration.

If you're a current AHS major and would like to apply for admission to an optional concentration in Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration, Public Health and Health Promotion, or Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety, you must first meet the following criteria:

  • Good academic standing with a GPA of 2.0 or higher (i.e. not on probation or eligible for dismissal)
  • Career goals consistent with the the goals of the concentration
  • Prerequisite Math & Science courses (no grades lower than a C, no substitutions):
    • CHEM 1122, CHEM 1124Q, or CHEM 1127Q
    • BIOL 1107 (preferred) or BIOL 1108
    • MATH 1060Q or higher - OR - STAT 1000Q (math requirement varies with concentration so please check before completing)
  • Specific Requirements for the Concentration in Healthcare Administration:
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • ECON 1201 or ECON 1202
    • MATH 1070Q, MATH 1071Q, or MATH 1131Q

Application Instructions

Deadline: rolling

Submission: You may submit your petition materials in person or by mail to the Department of Allied Health Sciences.

If submitting in person: If mailing some or all components:
Department of Allied Health Sciences
Koons Hall, Room 228
(860)486-2834
Business Hours: 8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M. (Monday-Friday)
Department of Allied Health Sciences
University of Connecticut
358 Mansfield Rd. U-1101
Storrs, CT 06269

Required Application Materials

  1. Completed School, Major, and/or Advisor Change Form as appropriate.
  2. UConn Transcript - unofficial (printed from PeopleSoft)

I’m a prospective international student.

If you're an international student interested in majoring in Allied Health Sciences, you'll follow UConn's international admissions procedures and work with International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) to coordinate your admission and any necessary visas. Once admitted to the University, you'll follow the same procedures for declaring or changing your major as domestic students.

Questions?

If you have specific questions that aren't addressed here:

  • Current Allied Health Sciences majors: Please reach out to your advisor
  • Prospective students: Please attend an Info Session before requesting an advising appointment. All advisors will expect current UConn students to have attended an info session and have a basic understanding of the Allied Health Sciences major prior to their appointment. This will make your advising appointment much more productive and focused. When you've completed these steps, please request an advising appointment for assistance. Note: During peak advising periods, our advisors may not be available to meet with prospective students as they will be focused on serving the needs of current students.

Allied Health Sciences Major Options

At the time of admission, AHS majors can choose our most flexible Standard Plan or select one of four optional areas of concentration. Click your desired concentration below for a quick description of each plan. Please consult major requirements and sample course sequences for additional information about specific requirements for concentrations.

stethoscope, calculator, healthcare reports - Concentration in Healthcare Administration