If you have a passion for science and helping others, a career in health sciences could be for you. The Bachelor of Science degree program with a major in Health Science is designed to provide the student with a broad-based science curriculum with interdisciplinary components for those students seeking employment in a health-related field. Graduates will be prepared to enter the workplace, receive additional career-specific training, or pursue a graduate or doctoral degree if desired. As a pre-professional program, the B.S. Health Sciences is designed to provide the foundational degree for those wishing to pursue graduate education in the health sciences, health professions, or health care administration. For those students who do not wish to go on to graduate study, opportunities exist for positions in the biological or health sciences, or administration.
The Bachelor of Science degree program with an interdisciplinary major in Health Science is designed to provide you with a broad-based science curriculum. Program course requirements span across biology, chemistry, mathematics, psychology, philosophy and nursing. You will experience laboratory investigations and observations, field work, individual research projects with a faculty member, and preparation of library and laboratory research papers.
Only required courses with a grade no lower than a C can be applied to fulfill the Health Science degree.
Marygrove College offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Science that contains all of the prerequisites for Oakland University’s Accelerated Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Marygrove College and Oakland University offer the opportunity to transition into an accelerated one-year program of study leading to a BSN degree. Once the BSN is completed at Oakland University students are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam, and will have obtained two bachelor degrees. Students must be in good standing at Marygrove College and meet all of the pre-admission screening requirements* to qualify for admission into the Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program at Oakland University’s School of Nursing. Note that completion of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the nursing program.
Applications for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program are accepted year round from students who have satisfied all pre-nursing admission requirements or are in their final semester of completing them. Students are encouraged to apply during the semester in which they are completing pre-nursing admission requirements.
*Pre-nursing admissions requirements include (1) letter of application including personal statement, (2) recommendation letters from 2 individuals, (3) pre-nursing coursework**, and (4) interview with Oakland University School of Nursing.
**Pre-nursing course work: Before being considered for admission into the Accelerated Second Degree BSN program, you must complete the following required pre-nursing courses with a grade of a B and a minimum overall grade point average in these courses of 3.20 (on a 4.0 scale): BIO 150, BIO 267, CHM 130, CHM 230, and PSY 205. You must obtain a minimum grade of a B in PHL course requirement and a minimum grade of a B+ in MTH 100 or MTH 103. You must also maintain a minimum grade of a B- in BIO 321, HSC 321, HSC 327, HSC 408, PSY 321.