Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Health Sciences Major
The undergraduate health sciences program (bachelor of science in health sciences, BSHS) blends basic sciences, health sciences, and health care-related courses to form an excellent foundation for students pursuing graduate programs in the health care field or non-licensed health-related careers in which an entry-level bachelor’s degree is appropriate.
Beginning in 2014, incoming first-year students who qualify for the master of physician assistant studies (MPAS) direct admission program are health science majors in their undergraduate phase and must fulfill the following criteria to be eligible for direct admission into the MPAS program (see the Direct Admit Pathway information in the Eligibility and Admission Requirements portion of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies section above).
In addition to Butler’s Core Curriculum, health sciences majors earn more than 40 hours of science coursework, more than 30 hours of health care-related coursework, and at least 12 hours of elective health sciences coursework. A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for graduation. The following science courses are required, or may be used to meet science requirements:
Required health care courses include:
A wide variety of courses may be used to fulfill elective course requirements. See www.butler. edu/cophs for the most detailed and up-to-date curricular information, including the extensive list of potential elective courses.