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Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Sciences Admissions

Program Prerequisites

We require a minimum of 60 semester (90 quarter) credit hours of lower-division (100- or 200-level courses) undergraduate coursework.

Courses must be taken at a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum grade of C prior to starting at RUSH. Coursework may be in-progress at the time of application.

We ask that you complete the following prerequisite courses:

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

Admissions Requirements

We select students based on a number of factors, including the following:

  • A recommended minimum cumulative and science GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Coursework completed prior to application
  • Interpersonal skills

An associate degree is not required for admission.

How to Apply to the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Program

Take the following steps to apply:

  • Complete an application using the Allied Health Centralized Application Service (AHCAS).
  • You will also need the following ready to submit to AHCAS:
    • Official transcripts from every U.S. college or university attended.
    • International course evaluations for all coursework completed outside the United States.
    • Three professional recommendations.
      • References should be from current or former academic advisers, professors or employers (your direct manager/supervisor).
      • Recommendations from co-workers, family members and friends are not accepted.
    • Personal statement.
  • Submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores if your native language is not English.
  • Participate in an interview with program faculty.

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(312) 942-7120