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Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Science

The Allied Health Sciences degree requires a minimum of 120 credits and includes general education, specific AHS degree courses, and a minor or emphasis. Once students declare an Allied Health Sciences major, typically during their sophomore year, they will be assigned a major academic advisor who will assist in selecting the educational program and minor that best meets their career goals. An approved internship is strongly recommended for students not planning to attend graduate school.

 

Emphasis within AHS Major

Minor Required

Secondary Admission Required

Capstone Course

General Allied Health Science

Yes

No

AHS 495

Pre-Physical Therapy

No

No

AHS 495 

Pre-Physician Assistant Studies

No

No

AHS 495

Pre-Speech Language Pathology

No

Yes

SLP 405

Health Professional Degree Completion

No

Yes

AHS 495

Histotechnology

No

Yes

AHS 490 (Year 4)

Respiratory Care

No

Yes

AHS 495

Minors for the AHS Major

A minor may be required as a part of the emphasis (see table below). If the emphasis requires or allows for a minor, the following are popular choices among allied health sciences students: aging and adult life, biology, business, management, philosophy, psychology, sociology, Spanish, and women, gender and sexuality studies. If the student is in an emphasis that does not require a minor, the student may, under advisement, declare a minor if he or she has sufficient elective credit available or chooses to earn credits beyond the number required for graduation. Please coordinate this choice with your major advisor. Be sure to contact the minor department and meet with an advisor to create a plan for the minor.

 

An approved internship/practicum/clinical experience may be required with a specific emphasis or will be strongly recommended for students not planning to attend graduate school.

B.S. in Allied Health Sciences Major Core Courses (22 credits)

(these courses are required for each of the emphases unless stated otherwise)

Required for all AHS majors except SLP emphasis students (11 credits):

AHS Electives for students who do not select an emphasis in the major:

  • 21 credits for minor selected with an advisor.

B.S. Degree Cognate Requirements:

AHS 190 - Explorations in Health Care

This is an elective course designed for freshman or sophomore students wishing to explore potential health care career options. Students who elect to take AHS 190 should take it concurrently with AHS 110.

In order to graduate with a B.S. in Allied Health Sciences, each student is required to select either an emphasis in the AHS program or a minor. The following minors are popular choices among Allied Health Sciences students: Aging and Adult Life, Biology, Business, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, and Women & Gender Studies. Please be sure to contact the minor department and meet with an advisor to create your minor plan.