Mar 20, 2018  
2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog

Health Science Pre-Professional/Pre-Medicine 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

120 Credits Required

Major Requirements (83 credits)

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (23 - 24 credits)

Electives* (13 - 14 credits)

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

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Program Requirements

16 - 17 Credits

14 Credits

16 Credits

16 Credits

16 Credits

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

13 Credits

Spring 4th Year

13 - 14 Credits


*Satisifes a University Core Requirement.

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

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

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

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