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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences, B.S.


A Bachelor of Science in health sciences degree combines a broad spectrum of liberal arts, basic sciences, social sciences and health sciences course requirements and electives for students who desire a generalized health sciences academic credential. In addition, students choose one of five academic concentration areas to obtain greater exposure to a specific health discipline. These five academic areas include exercise science, integrative holistic medicine, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy and pre-health professional studies. The integrative holistic medicine concentration prepares students for many traditional and non-traditional health and service-oriented professions and graduate programs including the Oakland University Graduate Certificate in Complementary Medicine and Wellness. Students completing the exercise science concentration area obtain all the academic course prerequisites necessary for consideration for admission to the Master of Science in exercise science program. Students completing the pre-physical therapy concentration area obtain all the academic course prerequisites necessary for consideration for admission to the Oakland University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)Program. The pre-health professional concentration area incorporates basic science courses to prepare students for the traditional application requirements for public health, medical, dental, optometric, physician assistant and other professional schools. The pre-pharmacy concentration area prepares students for application to the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Wayne State University.

Requirements for the B.S. degree with a major in health sciences (Concentration in Exercise, Integrative Holistic Medicine, Pre-physical Therapy, or Pre-health Professional studies)


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 302 .

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 12 credits (minimum of 6 credits at 300 level or above – minimum of 8 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 14 credits from these IHM concentration elective courses


Pre-physical therapy academic concentration course requirements


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

2. Complete a minimum of 8 elective 300/400 level credits from the following courses


Pre-health professional academic concentration course requirements


Students completing the Bachelor of Science in health sciences with an academic concentration in prehealth professional studies must complete a minimum of 130 credits, including the following courses:

Requirements for BS degree with a major in health science with an academic concentration in pre-pharmacy


Students completing the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with an academic concentration in pre-pharmacy must complete a minimum of 124 credits.

1. Meet the university general education requirements.


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

2. Complete the U.S. diversity requirement.


For Health Sciences majors, this requirement is satisfied by completing HS 302 .

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.


TRACK ONE: Guaranteed admission criteria Oakland University “Health Pro Start” (for entering freshmen only)


  1. High school GPA of 3.50 (recalculated, including weighting for AP/honors classes)
  2. Minimum ACT score of 25 in each category of the ACT
  3. Explanation of experience (describe the amount of time devoted to the activity) in these areas:
    • health care
    •  community service
    •  team activities (for example, athletics, debate)
    •  leadership
    •  high school extracurricular activities
    •  employment
    •  summer activities.
  4. Submission of a one-page typed essay describing the student is pursuing HealthPro Start and why s/he should be accepted.
  5. Two letters of recommendation:
    • One from a high school teacher, counselor or administrator who is familiar with the applicant’s extracurricular activities, team and/or leadership skills; and
    • One from a nonfamily member who can address the applicant’s healthcare experience, community service and/or employment.

If you meet the minimum requirements and complete a separate HealthPro Start application, you will be invited to campus for a series of interviews with representatives from the Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Once at Oakland University, Wayne State University/Oakland University “Health Pro Start” Track One participants must

  1. Maintain a GPA at or above 3.30 during the first year in college. Maintain an overall 3.50 GPA.
  2. Make regular progress towards the B.S. Degree in Health Sciences from OU, taking all courses at OU – NO TRANSFER WORK ALLOWED.
  3. All course work must be successfully completed. Repeated prerequisite courses will not be allowed.
  4. All PharmD prerequisites must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better.
  5. Complete all academic and non-academic entrance requirements of the doctor of pharmacy program.
  6. Participate in the WSU/OU HealthPro Start Seminar and Doctor of Pharmacy Program mentoring process.
  7. Demonstrate continuing activity in related volunteer work.
  8. Students must declare their intent to enter into the doctor of pharmacy program by August 10, just prior to their sophomore year.
  9. To be considered, the applicant must successfully complete the admission requirements and submit both these applications:
    1. The Pharm CAS application.
    2. Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences supplemental application.
  10.  The student must be interviewed by the Doctor of Pharmacy Program Admissions committee during the student’s junior year.
  11.  The student must be accepted for admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy program.
    1. Notification of formal admission into the Pharm D program will be provided to the student before the completion of their junior year.
  12.  After formal acceptance into the Doctor of Pharmacy program, the student must maintain the continuation criteria outlined above.

TRACK TWO: Competitive Admission Criteria for students who do not meet admission criteria for Health Pro Start or who are already enrolled at OU


  1. Admission in Oakland University;
  2. Minimum 3.30 GPA.
  3. Score above the 70th percentile on PCAT with no subscore (Writing, Verbal, Biology, Quantitative) below the 50th percentile.
  4. All Pharm D prerequisites completed with at least a 2.0.
  5. To be considered, the applicant must successfully complete the admission requirements and submit both these applications:
    1. The Pharm CAS application
    2. Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences supplemental application
If admitted, in the senior year students take the following courses taught at Wayne State University

PSC 3110 Pharmaceutical Biochemistry (3) PSC 3210 Biotechnology in Therapeutics (2)
PSC 3120 Dosage Form Design & Bioph (4) PPR 3120 Pharmacy Jurisprudence (2)
PPR 3020 Intro to Patient Care I (2) PPR 3060 Patient Care II (2)
PPR 3040 Patient Care I Lab (1) PPR 3070 Patient Care II Lab (1)
PHA 3030 Pharm Calc & Descriptive Stats (1) PPR 3040 Medical Informatics (2)
   

It is recommended that students consult with the academic adviser prior to enrolling in classes.