Jun 17, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Healthcare Studies, B.S.

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A Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Healthcare Studies offers an opportunity to acquire health expertise across disciplines that allow students to pursue a health science degree that extends beyond training for direct clinical care provision.  This degree positions students to pursue job opportunities in a variety of supportive and non-clinical positions in healthcare. 

Requirements for the B.S. degree with a major in Interdisciplinary Healthcare Studies, B.S.

Students pursuing a degree in Interdisciplinary Healthcare Studies must complete a minimum of 120 credits, including the following requirements.

1. 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.

2. Complete the Healthcare Studies required courses

*Courses that also satisfy the university general education requirement.

3. Complete a minimum of 12 credits

The number of required elective credits varies based on core courses completed. Students are encouraged to work with their academic adviser to assist with credit requirements.  Students must achieve a minimum of 120 total course credits hours and satisfy all University degree requirements to graduate. Students may apply the elective credits courses as part of a minor.


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).

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