HNFE has two undergraduate options for study:

HNFE first year students

HNFE has the second highest enrollment of degree-granting majors at Virginia Tech.  Our unique course offerings develop students who  have a strong foundation of knowledge, excellent oral and written communications skills, and the ability to critique and analyze research within the field. Our students are well-prepared to pursue careers in health care professions, research, and related fields.

We are a restricted major that requires students to maintain certain grade and GPA standards.


Highlights of our program:

  • 60 to 70 percent of alumni are accepted into professional/graduate programs post-graduation
  • Funded undergraduate research opportunities
  • 46 percent of our undergraduates are on the Dean's List

We support student involvement in extra-curricular opportunities and individual learning experiences outside the classroom, recognizing that these activities promote leadership skills, networking, lifelong learning, and a commitment to community service.

Ecuador 2014
Winter Session Study Abroad: Ecuador

Current Virginia Tech students interested in changing majors should check out our Prospective Student page.