Skip to Navigation
Purdue University Northwest    
 
    
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Biological Sciences, BS, Concentration: Health Sciences


Return to Programs of Study Return to: Programs of Study

Health Sciences is intended for students who are interested in applying to a health science related professional program. Students can choose the health science concentration and the pre-professional program of their choice, including pre-dentistry, pre-occupational therapy, pre-medicine, pre-physician assistant, pre-optometry, as well as a non-degree pre-pharmacy program to prepare students for application to College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) programs.

Degree Requirements


PNW General Education Core (30 Credits Minimum)


Other Required Courses (27 Credits)


Health Sciences Electives (9 Credits)


Maximum 3 credits of Health Sciences related independent study/research/ internship can be used to fulfill the minimum 12 credit elective requirement. BIOL 34200  and BIOL 33000  cannot be used to fulfill this requirement. Choose 3:

Humanities/Social Sciences Electives (6 Credits)


Select (2) Humanities/Social Sciences Electives. Gen Ed requires a 3.0 credit Humanities and a 3.0 credit Social Science course. It is important that these be chosen from the approved Gen Ed course list. This degree also requires 9.0 credits of additional electives from these two subject areas that are not required to be chosen from the Gen Ed list. Some professional schools have specific Humanities and Social Sciences course requirements for admission. Please select (2) recommended courses accordingly to fulfill this requirement or choose any courses of interest. Humanities Elective: Department of Biological Sciences accepts Humanity Elective courses with the following course subject codes: AD, COM, ENGL, ETHN, FLL, HIST, LAS, MUS, PHIL, WOST, and THTR. (Six credit hours of foreign languages may also be used to fulfill the requirement.) Social Sciences Elective: CDFS 21000 and PSY 35000  are recommended. The Department accepts Social Sciences Elective courses with the following subject code: ANTH, BHS, CDFS, COM, ECON, MGMT, POL, PSY, SOC, & WOST.

Free Electives (12 Credits)


Any (4) courses from the PNW curriculum are acceptable, students must complete at least two elective courses at the 30000 level or higher.

Total 120 Credits Required


Return to Programs of Study Return to: Programs of Study