General Information

Program Scheduling
The B.S. and B.A programs in Health Science are primarily day programs, although some courses are offered in the evening on a rotating schedule.

Transfer Student Information:
The department accepts transfer credits according to the college guidelines.  However, major coursework older than 10 years, from time of admittance, will be transferred in as elective credit and may not be applied to the major. Students may petition to the department chair for the older credits to be applied towards the major.

Credit for Prior Learning
Learning derived from life experiences and from individual study is of significant academic value and can often be equated with college-level studies.  Students may earn credit by examination, tutorial study and cooperative work experience. Permission of the department chair is required to select these options. Not more than four credit hours in cooperative work experience may be counted within the 128 credit hours required for a degree.

Academic Performance Standard
Only required courses with a grade of C or better can be applied to fulfill the Health Science major and minor.

Computer Literacy Requirement
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) must be achieved prior to graduation. Students computer literacy will be evaluated and assessed through the Junior and Senior seminar course sequence.

Writing Intensive Requirement
All science majors must take ISC 312: Junior Seminar as their writing intensive course. 

Senior Seminar Requirement
Students must successfully complete ISC 496A and ISC 496B in order to graduate with a Bachelors in Health Science.

Internship/Cooperative Education
It is strongly encouraged that students participate in a summer undergraduate research experience either with a Marygrove College faculty member, or by securing an off-campus internship or fellowship before they graduate.  Students may receive elective credit for an internship through HSC 388, HSC 488, and/or HSC 491.

Students may be eligible to win the following departmental awards based on their scholarly work. The Natural Sciences Department Award is given to the outstanding graduating science major.  Women in the sciences are also eligible for the Suzanne Fleming Scholarship.  This scholarship is given to a woman who demonstrates financial need, potential in science and on their scholarly work.

Pre-nursing Partnership
Marygrove College offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Science (Pre-professional concentration) that contains all of the prerequisites for Oakland Universitys 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 Universitys School of Nursing. Note that completion of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the nursing program at Oakland University.  For further information, contact Dr. Jeanne Andreoli, Chair, Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics.

Science and Math Overview

Science and Math Overview

Marygrove's Science and Mathematics department teaches students to go beyond simply learning. Through STEM, students are given a foundation to generate new knowledge.

Science and Math Potential Careers

Potential Careers

STEM opens up a world of opportunity. From biotechnologists to computer software engineers, students have a diverse range of career choices.

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