- Entry term: Fall (September)
- Application cycle: Continuous
- Recommended application deadline: Aug. 1
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|
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.