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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

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(312) 942-7120