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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences, B.S., Concentration in Pre-Health Professional Studies

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The pre-health professional concentration incorporates natural science courses to prepare students for the traditional application requirements for medical, dental, optometric, physician assistant and other professional schools.

Students completing the Health Sciences, B.S.  with a concentration in pre-health professional studies must complete a minimum of 120 credits and satisfy all University degree requirements for the major in health sciences and take the following courses for the concentration.

Requirements for the B.S. degree with a major in Health Sciences

Students pursuing a degree in health sciences must complete the following requirements.

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, and U.S. Diversity. For details, refer to the General Education Requirements  section of the catalog.

Complete the course requirements specified under Pre-Health Professional Studies

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

The 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 and satisfy all University degree requirements to graduate.

Note: Courses required for the major and the concentration cannot be counted as an elective. Students are required to satisfy the university’s upper level requirement by completing at least 32 credit hours at the upper level (3000-4000).