Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BS degree)

Students in Rush’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Sciences degree program

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree program prepares you for entry-level careers in health care or graduate-level studies. You will complete a medical science-based or leadership and community wellness-based curriculum.

The medical sciences concentration will prepare you for graduate health care degree programs that require or suggest a bachelor’s degree as a prerequisite for admission, such as the following:

  • Allied health programs (e.g., audiology, physician assistant, respiratory care, occupational therapy, physical therapy, cardiovascular perfusion, medical laboratory science)
  • Biomedical science programs (e.g., cellular biology, physiology, biomedical engineering and pharmacology)
  • Graduate nursing programs
  • Medical, dental and pharmacy school

*some graduate programs may require additional prerequisites

The leadership and community wellness concentration will prepare you for any graduate health care or community leadership degree programs or career advancement for established health care professionals, such as the following:

  • Health administration programs
  • Social work and counseling programs
  • Public health programs

Scholarship opportunities are available including, the new College of Health Sciences full tuition Diversity Leadership Scholarship. Applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements in regard to race/ethnicity and socioeconomic background in order to qualify. Please complete your program application first, in order to determine your scholarship options.

BS Degree in Health Sciences Quick Facts
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21 Months

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