A Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (HS) degree combines liberal arts, basic science, social science, and health science courses for students who desire a generalized health science academic credential. View a checklist of requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences or visit the School of Health Sciences Advising webpage for additional checklists.
Gain relevant knowledge and skills in one of six health disciplines:
Prepare for a broad career in the fitness arenas as well as for graduate study in Exercise Science and other disciplines.
- For students interested in the relationship among physical activity, weight control, disease prevention, stress management and nutrition for optimal health and performance.
- Find jobs in personal training, cardiac rehabilitation, corporate fitness or health/fitness screening.
Prepare for traditional and non-traditional career opportunities in community-based and medical organizations emphasizing patient-centered practices.
- Find jobs in communities and medical systems that are opening holistic care centers, initiating patient-oriented practices and adding complementary methods to augment traditional care.
Prepares for work in a variety of clinical and public health fields that emphasize the relationship between diet, nutrition, food access and health status.
- For students interested in studying food and nutrition as it affects health.
Prepare for graduate work in medicine, public health, and other professional fields as well as careers in research and non-profit organizations.
- Work with a bachelor’s as laboratory technicians, research assistants, health educators or wellness instructors.
- Fulfills traditional application requirements for medical, dental, optometric, veterinary, physician assistant and other professional schools.
Prepares students to meet the academic prerequisites necessary to be considered for admission to Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) programs throughout the state.
- For students who wish to pursue an advanced degree in pharmacy.
- Seamlessly transition into the pharmacy program at Wayne State University.
- Visit the current Oakland University undergraduate catalog for information about the two Pre-Pharmacy tracks offered.
- Application information for the Health Pro Start program can be found under the fourth tab of this page.
Prepares students to meet the prerequisite application requirements for Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs throughout the state.
- For students who wish to pursue an advanced degree in physical therapy
- Work with a bachelor’s as physical therapists, physical therapy aides, rehabilitation assistants, laboratory technicians, research assistants, health educators or wellness instructors.
- dental assisting
- health information technology
- medical assistant
- occupational therapy assistant
- pharmacy technician
- physical therapist assistant
- respiratory therapy
- surgical technology
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science with a major in health sciences at Oakland University and a pre-pharmacy concentration may pursue admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) at Wayne State University (WSU).
If admitted to the WSU PharmD program through the OU Pharmacy First Program, OU students will complete their senior year of coursework taught at Wayne State University and credits earned from courses at WSU PharmD program will be transferred back to OU to complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science with a major in health science program. It is highly recommended that students consult with the academic adviser prior to enrolling in any of these classes, as completion of coursework does not guarantee admission or completion of the program. Admission into an accredited PharmD program is required to complete this maturation.
- There are two tracks for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in health sciences at Oakland University with a pre-pharmacy concentration and a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) at Wayne State University. To be eligible to participate in the Pharmacy First Program OU students must meet the following requirements:
- Maintain an overall minimum 3.3 GPA
- All program pre-requisites completed with the minimum GPA required
- To be considered, the applicant must successfully complete the academic and non-academic admission requirements and submit all of the appropriate applications
- Students should declare their intent to enter into the doctor of pharmacy program, just prior to their sophomore year
- For the Doctor of Pharmacy program, students must take the PCAT on the October test date of their junior year, scoring above the 50th percentile with no sub score (Writing, Verbal, Biology, Quantitative) below the 50th percentile
- Student must successfully be interviewed by representatives from the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University
- Students must be admitted to the OU Pharmacy First Program before graduation.
Notification of formal admission into the doctor of pharmacy will be provided to the student before the completion of their junior year.For more information about the Oakland University undergraduate Pre-Pharmacy degree requirements please visit the current catalog.