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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
Oakland University
   
 
  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Health Sciences, B.S.


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Requirements for the B.S. degree with a major in health sciences (concentration in exercise science, integrative holistic medicine, nutrition and health, pre-health professional studies, pre-pharmacy, or pre-physical therapy)


1. Meet the university general education requirements


(see Undergraduate degree requirements). Note that several courses under #3 below satisfy general education requirements and Health Sciences degree requirements. See courses marked with “*”.

2. Complete the university U.S. diversity requirement.


For health sciences majors, this requirement is satisfied by completing HS 3000 .

4. Complete the course requirements specified under one of the following academic concentration areas (exercise science, integrative holistic medicine, nutrition and health, pre-health professional studies, pre-pharmacy or pre-physical therapy).


Exercise science academic concentration course requirements


Students completing the Bachelor of Science in health sciences with an academic concentration in exercise science must complete a minimum of 128 credits, including the following courses:

2. Complete a minimum of 16 credits (minimum of 6 credits at 3000 level or above - minimum of 4 credits must be chosen from exercise science courses) from these EXS concentration elective courses


Integrative holistic medicine concentration course requirements


Students completing the Bachelor of Science in health sciences with an academic concentration in integrative holistic medicine must complete a minimum of 128 credits, including the following courses:

2. Complete a minimum of 41 credits from these IHM concentration elective courses


Nutrition and Health academic concentration course requirements


2. Complete a minimum of 17 credits from the following:


 (At least 8 credits at 3000-4000 level and at least 4 credits must be Nutrition courses:  

 ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  )

1. Complete a minimum of 19 credits from the following: (At least 16 credits at 3000-4000 level)


Professional School Admission Requirements


Students are required to review the professional school admission requirements before selecting elective credits.

Pre-pharmacy academic concentration course requirements


Students completing the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with an academic concentration in pre-pharmacy must complete a minimum of 124 credits. Completion of this concentration requires at least one year of a professional accredited pharmacy school with a minimum of 20 credits of professional PharmD coursework.

Pre-Pharmacy Tracks


Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science with a major in health sciences at Oakland University with 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.

Pre-Physical therapy academic concentration course requirements


Students completing the Bachelor of Science in health sciences with an academic concentration in pre-physical therapy must complete a minimum of 124 credits.

2. Complete a minimum of 12 elective credits from the following: (At least 8 credits at 3000-4000 level)


Courses cannot be used to satisfy both concentration requirements and the major core requirements.

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