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School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

Person wearing purple medical gloves, applying a bandage to a person's arm.

Pre-health Professional Studies

Within the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, students may choose to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree with a concentration in Pre-health Professional Studies. This concentration combines a broad spectrum of social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and health sciences courses for students who desire a generalized, health-focused academic experience.

The concentration prepares students for graduate programs in public health, medicine, or other professional programs. Career paths include community engagement, nonprofit organizations, holistic health and wellness education.

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Curriculum

Course requirements for the B.S. in Health Sciences with a concentration in Pre-Health Professional Studies can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog. Before selecting elective courses, it is mandatory that students review professional school admission requirements.

Career Information

Due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services, occupations in health and health care are expected to increase significantly over the next decade.

Job Outlook
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects health care jobs to grow 15 percent between now and 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs.

Average Salary
The BLS reports that the median annual wage for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations was $69,870 in May 2020. The median annual wage for physician assistants was $115,390. Wages for physicians and surgeons are among the highest of all occupations, with a median salary equal to or greater than $208,000 per year.

Contact Us

Dr. Edward Rohn
Assistant Professor and Coordinator
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
3099 Human Health Building

ejrohn@oakland.edu

Academic Advising

Nancy Demo

Executive Secretary
3115 Human Health Building
demo@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8673