Welcome to the GPC Division of Health Science webpage
We hope that you will be able to find useful information on this page to assist you in your educational journey in health sciences here at GPC. We have a variety of programs to choose from as well as partnerships with other institutions and agencies that afford our students great opportunities. We are committed to student success and providing educational programs that meet the workforce needs of our state. If you are a first time student here at GPC, Welcome, and we are glad you have chosen this institution for your health science education. If you are a present student, or a returning student, we are glad that you are considering health sciences as a career choice. Please let us know how we can assist you and best wishes in your educational journey.
**Effective Summer semester, 2014, all students interested in pursuing Health Science and enrolled in the core classes, both for the transfer programs and for the career programs, will declare their major as: Health Science with a concentration in Health Science Professions. (not pre-nursing or pre-dental hygiene)
Transfer Programs in Health Sciences at GPC
Georgia Perimeter College offers five transfer programs of study in the health sciences field which are designed to satisfy the admission requirements of Georgia Regents University (formerly Georgia Health Science U.). Students who complete an associate's degree in one of these areas may apply to transfer to the Georgia Regents University (GRU) to earn a bachelor's degree. If a GPC student graduates with a 3.0 grade point average and meets the other admission criteria, he/she will be granted an interview at GRU. Students who graduate with less than a 3.0 grade point average may be considered for admission along with transfer students from other institutions.
Career Programs in Health Sciences at GPC
Career programs in the Health Sciences professions at GPC are specifically designed for students who wish to prepare for a career through a short, intensive program of specialized study and general education. While the emphasis in career education is on specialized offerings, each degree program includes a selection of courses from an approved core of general education. A minimum of 60 hours is required for these degrees although some programs require additional hours. Two programs (Dental Hygiene and Nursing) are offered on one of the GPC campuses. The other programs are offered in cooperation with another institution. Students who complete a career program will be eligible for an Associate of Science degree. Upon completion of these programs and the appropriate state certification, students will be able to seek employment in their chosen profession without additional education at another institution.