BHS in Health Science with Emphasis in Pre-Professional
Degree Program Description
The pre-professional emphasis in the health science major prepares students to apply for graduate and professional programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, optometry and related areas. The pre-professional emphasis may also prepare students who have appropriate work experience as an undergraduate to work for clinical research companies, medical or pharmaceutical sales or other non-clinical health careers that require a background in science and knowledge of health care. The pre-professional emphasis area includes 20 hours of core required courses, general education, professional emphasis requirements and required electives that complement the student's pathway. In addition, the health science program requires an internship that is appropriate for a student's career goals. Examples of internships for the pre-professional emphasis include: Missouri Telehealth Network, MedZou Community Health Center, PhysAssist, and Scribe America.
Major Program Requirements
In addition to University of Missouri requirements, all health science emphasis areas require the following core required courses:
|HLTH_SCI 1000||Introduction to the Health Professions||3|
|HLTH_SCI 2100||Health Sciences Seminar||1|
|HLTH_SCI 3300||Public Health Principles and Practice||3|
|HLTH_SCI 3900||Introduction to The Research Process and Evidence Base||3|
|HLTH_SCI 4300||Health Care in the United States||3|
|HLTH_SCI 4480||Clinical Ethics||3|
|HLTH_SCI 4975||Internship in Health Sciences||1-6|
|HLTH_SCI 4985||Healthcare Organization and Leadership||3|
The following courses are required to fulfill the professional emphasis requirement for the health science degree with a rehabilitation science emphasis:
|BIO_SC 1500||Introduction to Biological Systems with Laboratory||3-5|
|BIO_SC 2200||General Genetics||4|
|CHEM 1320||College Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 1330||College Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 2030||Survey of Organic Chemistry||3|
|or CHEM 2100||Organic Chemistry I|
|MPP 3202||Elements of Physiology||5|
|or BIO_SC 3700||Animal Physiology|
|PHIL 2440||Medical Ethics||3|
|PHYSCS 1210||College Physics I||4|
|PSYCH 1000||General Psychology||3|
|PTH_AS 2201||Human Anatomy Lecture||3|
|PTH_AS 2203||Human Anatomy Laboratory||2|
|STAT 1200||Introductory Statistical Reasoning||3|
|or STAT 1300||Elementary Statistics|
|or ESC_PS 4170||Introduction to Applied Statistics|
Students should meet with an academic advisor in the School of Health Professions to discuss an individualized 8-semester plan based on their career goals, strengths and interests.
The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree. Degree Audits are not available for all programs; however, please consult with the appropriate college or school for audit information.
MU students who have attended since August 2007 can request a degree audit by logging in to myZou and navigating to Self Service, then Student Center, and clicking on “Request Degree Audit.” The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.
MU students who have NOT attended since August 2007 can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to http://advising.missouri.edu/contact/.
For newly admitted or prospective students, MU degree audits can be created at http://www.transfer.org. Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.
For additional details on degree audits, go to http://registrar.missouri.edu/degree-audits/index.php.
Major and Career Exploration
The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities. For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.
- If you are considering a change of major or are exploring multiple majors, schedule an appointment with an advisor in Academic Exploration and Advising Services (AEAS) by calling (573)884-9700.
- If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center. No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.
- If you would like information about MU majors and degree programs, visit:
- the Degrees, Majors (Degree Programs), Emphasis Areas, Minors and Certificates page in the catalog,
- the MU Majors website.
For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.