Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Admissions & Deadlines

Admissions requirements

Admission to the program is on a competitive basis. We select students based on a number of factors, including the following:

  • Overall grade point average
  • Prerequisite grade point average
  • Coursework completed prior to application
  • Interpersonal skills
  • An associate’s degree is not required for admission

The following are required to be considered for admission into the Bachelor of Science in health sciences program:

  1. A minimum of 60 semester (90 quarter) credit hours of lower division (100 or 200 level courses) undergraduate coursework from a regionally accredited college or university prior to starting the program at Rush. Coursework may be in progress at the time of application.
  2. A recommended minimum cumulative and science GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  3. Completion of the following prerequisite courses at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of “C” or better prior to starting the program at Rush:
Requirements Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Two courses in communications, including English composition 6 9
One course in mathematics (college algebra or higher) 3 4
Two courses in life sciences (for example: anatomy, biology, microbiology, pathophysiology or physiology) 6 9
One course in physical sciences (for example: earth science, astronomy, chemistry or physics) 3 4
One course in social sciences (for example: government, history, political science, psychology or sociology) 3 4
One course in humanities (for example: ethics, fine arts, literature or philosophy) Note: Performance courses do not meet this requirement 3 4
Approximately 12 elective courses in communications, computer science, ethics, fine arts, humanities, life sciences, literature, philosophy, physical sciences 36 56
Total hours of required and elective courses 60 90

How to apply

Entry term: Fall (September)
Application cycle: Continuous
Recommended application deadline: August 1 

Complete these steps to apply to the Bachelor of Science in health sciences program:

Submit an application using the Allied Health Centralized Application Service, (AHCAS).

Apply Here

Application Video

You will also need to submit the following through AHCAS:

  1. Official transcripts from every U.S. college or university attended
  2. International course evaluations for all courses and degrees completed at a college or university outside the United States
  3. Three professional recommendations. References should be current or former academic advisors, professors, managers or supervisors. We will not accept evaluations from coworkers, colleagues, friends or family members.
  4. Personal statement

If your native language is not English, submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.

Participate in a personal interview with program faculty.


Admissions Contact
Phone: (312) 942-7120


2022 Cohort
are underrepresented groups
(self-identified race/ethnicity)


Attend an information session

Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program at an on-campus or online information session.