B.S. in Health Sciences

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences will prepare students for immediate entry into a health profession or progression into the Doctor of Pharmacy program. The bachelor’s degree may also serve as the foundation for professional or graduate study.

Students planning to pursue graduate study in medicine often need additional coursework in physics, which is included in this program.

Students may complete the bachelor’s degree as a standalone program consisting of 132 semester hours of study.

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Students may also choose to pursue a Pharm.D. with an integrated B.S. in Health Sciences consisting of a total of 242 semester hours. In the integrated program, the final year of undergraduate coursework overlaps with the first professional year of the Pharm.D. program.

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Ability-Based Outcomes

At St. Louis College of Pharmacy, we strive to provide students a strong foundation in the basic sciences and liberal arts. Our undergraduate program prepares students to contribute directly to patient care at an entry level and work in collaboration other health care providers.

By the end of the undergraduate program, students will develop skills and demonstrate ability in:

  • Written communication
  • Oral communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Integrative learning
  • Conceptual understanding of scientific and mathematical principles
  • Valuing and ethical decision-making

Requirements for Graduation

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences is earned upon satisfactory completion of all degree requirements which typically occurs after four academic years of study.

  • A minimum of 76 semester hours of biological, physical and health science credits, including required and elective courses.
  • A minimum of 40 semester hours of 300- or 400-level courses (transfer hour equivalency will be determined on an individual basis).
  • A minimum of 48 semester hours completed at the College.
  • A cumulative GPA ≥ 2.0.
  • A total of ≥ 123 semester hours.
  • Completion of all general education requirements
  • A minimum of 15 semester hours of electives
  • Fulfillment of Liberal Arts Convocation requirements

Detailed requirements are listed in the Academic Catalog.