Feb 22, 2024
About the Program
The Health Science Pre-Professional (HSPP) program is changing its name to Biomedical Health Sciences (BMHS) effective Fall 2021 in recognition of the STEM and biomedical focus of this major. Newly admitted students for Fall 2021 to Health Sciences Pre-Professional (HSPP) may continue in HSPP or change to BMHS when they matriculate. 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.
The Biomedical Health Sciences (BMHS) major is designed to prepare students for entry into professional and graduate schools in a wide arena of health professions and health sciences. The coursework builds a solid foundation in the biomedical health sciences to prepare our undergraduates for the challenges of pursuing a career in the diverse and ever-changing industry of healthcare and health science. 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 BMHS program to another. The most outstanding feature of BMHS is that the course requirements for entry into professional or graduate school are incorporated into the plans of study, resulting in no extra coursework for our undergraduates.
School of Health Sciences
Biomedical Health Sciences Major Change (CODO) Requirements
120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Requirements (67 credits)
Pre-Medicine Concentration (25 credits)
Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (15-16 credits)
Electives (12-13 credits)
University Core Requirements
For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
- Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
- Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
- Information Literacy (IL)
- Oral Communication (OC)
- Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
- Science #1 (SCI)
- Science #2 (SCI)
- Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
- Written Communication (WC)
Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement:
The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.
Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:
- Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
- Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
- Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)
For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
- A student may elect the Pass / Not-Pass grading option for elective courses only, unless an academic unit requires that a specific departmental course/s be taken Pass / Not-Pass. Students may elect to take University Core Curriculum courses Pass / Not-Pass; however, some major Plans of Study require courses that also fulfill UCC foundational outcomes. In such cases, students may not elect the Pass / Not-Pass option. A maximum of 24 credits of elective courses under the Pass / Not-pass grading option can be used toward graduation requirements. For further information, students should refer to the College of Health and Human Sciences Pass / Not-Pass Policy.
- An Ethics course (such as PHIL 11100 Ethics or PHIL 27000 Environmental Ethics) is highly recommended for elective credit.
- 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
- Students must complete 32 credit hours of 30000 level or above courses at Purdue for graduation.
World Language Courses
World Language proficiency requirements vary by program. The following list is inclusive of all world languages PWL offers for credit; for acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor.
|ASL-American Sign Language
The ♦ course is considered critical.
In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major. Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful. These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”.
The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.
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