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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Science Pre-Professional/Pre-Optometry Concentration, BS


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About the Program

The Health Science Pre-Professional (HSPP) programs are designed to prepare students for entry into professional schools in a wide arena of health-related professions. Building a solid foundation in the Sciences and Humanities prepares our undergraduates for the challenges of pursuing a career in the diverse and ever-changing healthcare industry. Due to the thoughtful design of our curriculum, students take similar coursework the first two years of enrollment, allowing the flexibility of switching from one HSPP program to another. The most outstanding feature of HSPP is that the course requirements for entry into professional school are incorporated into the plans of study, resulting in no extra coursework for our undergraduates.

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Health Sciences Preprofessional/Pre-Optometry Concentration  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

HLTH-BS
HSPP - PROP
120 credits

Required Courses in Other Departments (23-24 credits)


Electives (32-33 credits)


An Ethics course (such as PHIL 11100 Ethics  or PHIL 27000 Biomedical Ethics ) is highly recommended.

All students must complete 32 credits of 30000 level or higher courses at Purdue for graduation


120 credits required for Bachelor of Science degree


University Foundational Learning Outcomes List:


https://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.html

HSCI Humanities, Behavioral/Social Sciences Selectives List - select any course(s) numbers 10000-59999 from the following subjects:


  • Anthropology (ANTH)
  • Art & Design (AD)
  • Classics (CLCS)
  • Communication (COM)
  • Dance (DANC)
  • Economics (ECON)
  • English (ENGL)
  • Foreign Languages & Literatures (FLL)
  • History (HIST)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (IDIS)
  • Music (MUS)
  • Philosophy (PHIL)
  • Political Science (POL)
  • Psychology (PSY)
  • Sociology (SOC)
  • Theatre (THTR)

Program Requirements


16-17 Credits


14 Credits


14 Credits


14 Credits


16 Credits


16 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • Humanities Selective - (Select from University list) - Credit Hours: 3.00 *
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00 - 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • HSCI Humanities Selective - Select from HSCI list - Credit Hours: 3.00

14-15 Credits


Note


*Satisfies a University Core Requirement.

Students must complete 32 credit hours of 30000 level or higher courses for graduation.

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.​

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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