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
Health Pro Start
High school students wishing to pursue a degree in Pharmacy may submit an early application to Wayne State University PharmD program through the Oakland University Health Pro Start program. Requirements and application forms are provided below.
Oakland University "Health Pro Start" requirements (for entering first year students only):
- High school GPA of 3.75 (recalculated, including weighting for AP/honors classes)
- Minimum ACT composite score of 27
- Resume including honors received in high school and experience in the following areas:
- Health care, community service, team activities (for example athletics, debate), leadership, high school extracurricular activities, employment, summer activities
- One page typed essay describing why you are pursuing Health Pro Start and why you should be accepted.
- Two letters of recommendation, one apiece from the following two categories:
- High school teacher, counselor, or administrator familiar with the applicant's extra curricular activities, team and/or leadership skills
- Non-family member who can address the applicant's healthcare experience, community service and/or employment
- ALL UNDERGRADUATE COURSES MUST BE COMPLETED AT OAKLAND UNIVERSITY; NO TRANSFER COURSES ARE ALLOWED
- Maintain a GPA at or above 3.3 during the first year in college
- Maintain an overall 3.5 GPA after the first year of college
- Maintain an overall 3.0 grade point average in biology, chemistry, physics, and math courses
- Complete all prerequisite course work for the program with a grade of 2.0 or better. No repeated courses are allowed.
- Make regular progress towards the B.S. Degree in Health Sciences from Oakland University
- Complete all academic and nonacademic entrance requiremenys of the Doctor of Pharmacy program at WSU (see http://www.cphs.wayne.edu/program/pharmd-phd-admission.php for the latest requirements)
- Participate in the WSU/OU Health Pro Start Seminar and mentor process
- Demonstrate continuing activity in related volunteer work
- Take PCAT (http://pcatweb.info/) on the July test date of their junior year, scoring above the 50th percentile on the composite score
- Student must successfully be interviewed by representatives from the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University during the admissions cycle for the year they are to matriculate into the Doctor of Pharmacy Program.
- Complete the application for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program at http://cphs.wayne.edu/program/pharmd-phd-apply.php