Sep 27, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Health Sciences, B.S.


The program’s description is noted below:

Requirements for the B.S. degree with a major in health sciences concentration areas


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 science majors, this requirement is satisfied by completing PH 3000 .

3. Complete the prescribed number of credits from the following courses


4. Complete the course requirements specified under one of the following academic concentration areas:


Holistic Health concentration course requirements


Students completing the Bachelor of Science in health sciences with an academic concentration in holistic health must complete a minimum of 120 credits and satisfy all University degree requirements, including the following courses:

2. Number of required elective credits varies


Number of required elective credits varies based on core courses completed and are selected with assistance from your academic adviser, based on your career goals, from an approved list of courses.  Students must achieve a minimum of 120 total course credits with a minimum of 32 upper level (3000-4000) course credits and satisfy all University degree requirements to graduate.

Minimum of 34 credits from these Holistic Health concentration elective courses.

Note: Courses required for the major and the concentration cannot be counted as an elective.

Pre-health professional studies academic concentration course requirements


Number of required elective credits varies based on core courses completed and are selected with assistance from your academic adviser, based on your career goals, from an approved list of courses.  Students must achieve a minimum of 120 total course credits with a minimum of 32 upper level (3000-4000) course credits and satisfy all University degree requirements to graduate.

1. Required courses


2. Complete a minimum of 11 credits from the following: (At least 10 credits at 3000-4000 level)


Note: Courses required for the major and the concentration cannot be counted as an elective.

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 must achieve a minimum of 120 total course credits with a minimum of 32 upper level (3000-4000) course credits and satisfy all University degree requirements to graduate. Completion of this concentration requires at least one year of a professional accredited pharmacy school with no fewer than 20 credits of professional PharmD coursework. Students are required to meet with their assigned academic adviser to discuss the details of the degree requirements.  

Concentration courses


Pre-Pharmacy Tracks


Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science with a major in health sciences at Oakland University with a pre-pharmacy concentration may pursue admission to any accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program. Students may complete their senior year of coursework at any PharmD program and credits earned from courses at this program will be transferred back to OU to complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science with a major in health sciences 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. Admission to a PharmD program is through a competitive admissions process. Once accepted, Oakland students will need to 1), send a letter of acceptance to their academic adviser; and 2) register for classes and pay tuition through the PharmD school; 3) send official transcripts after the first year (fall/winter semesters) of the PharmD program to Oakland University.

Students not entering a PharmD program may substitute an equivalent number of elective credits. Number of required elective credits required varies based on core courses completed and are selected with assistance from your academic adviser, based on your career goals, from an approved list of courses. 

Note: Pre-Pharmacy electives are the same as the Pre-Professional concentrations listed above