Health Sciences, BS

Are you interested in becoming a chiropractor, dentist, medical doctor, optometrist, occupational therapist, pharmacist or physical therapist? Start your career here with a Health Sciences degree from the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC). We also offer a one-year pre-nursing course of study.

 

Key Features

  • Students will take courses in the sciences such as biology, chemistry, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, and communication. Students may also elect to take classes in Health Management in order to better understand the healthcare system and be better prepared to work in it successfully.
  • You can begin as a freshman, or you can transfer coursework from another program and apply it your course of study.
  • Our program also provides coursework that will help you prepare for the business aspects of health care practice and experienced faculty who can advise you about professional study options.
  • Excellent instruction across the curriculum with ample opportunity to work directly with dedicated UMC faculty and staff on unique research opportunities.
  • Multiple opportunities are available through an alliance with the Minneapolis/St. Paul campuses of the University of Minnesota.

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Curriculum

The B.S. in health sciences provides students with the prerequisite knowledge and skills required for admission to professional programs in chiropractic, dentistry, medicine, optometry, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, and veterinary medicine. UMC also provides a two-year pre-nursing course of study. Admission is competitive and specific admission requirements, including courses and experiences, vary by professional program and institution. Completion of the B.S. does not guarantee admission to professional programs at the University of Minnesota or other universities. The course requirements shown are common to similar programs at other institution; however, students are advised to check with their specific professional program to be sure all prerequisite courses are met. Most professional programs have additional admission requirements, and students are advised to contact the program(s) to which they plan to apply to identify all admission requirements.

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Careers *

  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Medical Doctor
  • Optometrist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Veterinarian
  • Nurse

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Related Majors and Minors

Interested in a double major or minor to complement your Health Sciences degree? Check out these other majors at UMC.

 

 * Admission is competitive and specific admission requirements, including courses and experiences, vary by professional program and institution. Completion of the B.S. does not guarantee admission to professional programs at the University of Minnesota or other universities. The course requirements shown are common to similar programs at other institutions; however, students are advised to check with their specific professional program to be sure all prerequisite courses are met. Most professional programs have additional admission requirements, and students are advised to contact the program(s) to which they plan to apply to identify all admission requirements.  The pre-professional focus within the Health Sciences degree program is a combination of liberal education courses and courses that directly apply to the health science career field.