Dec 06, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Applied Health Sciences, B.S.

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The Applied Health Sciences (AHS) program is designed to allow students to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree by combining courses from the university curriculum with specific Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degrees from accredited community colleges.

Requirements for the major in Applied Health Sciences, B.S.

1. Have already completed the course requirements for and earned the Associate of Applied Science degree in one of the following academic areas from an accredited community college or other institution of higher education:

dental assisting, health information technology, medical assistant, occupational therapy assistant, pharmacy technician, physical therapist assistant, respiratory therapy, or surgical technology.  Students who hold an AAS degree in any other medical or health-related field not listed above may seek permission to enroll from the Applied Health Sciences Program Director.

2. Provide appropriate documentation of the AAS degree:

Submit official transcripts showing AAS degree and all coursework completed with a minimum 2.0 GPA.  Concurrent enrollment in a community college AAS program and Oakland University’s AHS program is not permitted.

3. Meet the university general education requirements

In order to graduate on-schedule without taking additional courses, it is highly recommended that students meet with an Undergraduate Academic Adviser concerning the selection of all of their general education courses. 

Each candidate for an Oakland University baccalaureate will need to satisfactorily complete approved courses in each of the following areas: Foundation, Exploration, Integration, Writing, U.S. Diversity and Capstone. For details, refer to the General Education Requirements  section of the catalog.

5. Select and complete the required courses from either the Health Care Leadership Track or Health Promotion Track

Number of 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. Students must achieve a minimum of 120 credits with a minimum of 32 upper level (3000-4000) credits and satisfy all University degree requirements to graduate.

B. Health Promotion Track: A minimum of 20 credits of electives

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