SHaRP Living Learning Community and Scholars Program in the GT College of Sciences

College of Sciences' SHaRP Living Learning Community

The Science, Health and Related Professions (SHaRP) Living Learning Community (LLC) provides students with a strong foundation for success in pre-health  programs of study (pre-medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, animal/veterinarian science, physical therapy, nursing, physician assistance).

Pre-health students in the College of Sciences are strongly encouraged to apply (i.e., those students with a major in the Schools of Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics and Psychology). Students in other majors may be accepted into the program if space is available.

The program includes:

  • Residence in the SHaRP Pre-health LLC in the newly renovated Caldwell Freshmen Experience residence hall on West Campus.
  • Co-enrollment with other participants in a set of pre-health focused core classes (e.g., chemistry, biology, mathematics, English, GT1000).
  • Explore opportunities in healthcare though lunch lecture series and dinners with a wide variety of practicing health care professionals 
  • Behind-the-scenes access to health care centers and research laboratories.
  • Attendance at the SHaRP Community Retreat in the fall - Mandatory. Date TBD
  • Coordination with the Office of Prehealth Advising through walk-in ours offered right in Caldwell Hall, as well as one on one appointments. 
  • Explore opportunities through Pre-Health student organizations as they host meetings and events in Caldwell and West Commons Classroom.
  • Other social and professional development opportunities.

Please note that there is a $400 SHaRP LLC program fee per semester (i.e. fall 2018 and spring 2019) that covers the cost of excursions, professional development activities and social activities.

If you have any questions, please email:

Note: The link to apply can be found in your admission portal. 

Apply to the SHaRP LLC 


Explore local health-related events like the Bodies Exhibit, which is being housed just down the street in Atlantic Station. 

Dr Shana Kerr joined SHaRP for our lunch lecture series to talk about the new Health and Medical Sciences minor out of the College of Sciences. 

SHaRP took the opportunity to visit Zoo Atlanta where they met with Dr Joe Mendelson about research opportunities and got to explore all of the exhibits.

Hosted dinner with the Dean of the College of Sciences, Dr. Paul Goldbart. Click to view a welcome message from Dean Goldbart from Fall 2017