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College of Health Sciences
Health Studies

Bachelor of Science in Health Studies

Pre-Professional Major

A Pathway to Medical and Allied Health Professional Schools

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The Bachelor of Science in Health Studies Pre-Professional major prepares you for application to medical school, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and many other allied health graduate programs.

The degree program provides students with advanced knowledge in biology, physical sciences, statistics, applied research, public and private healthcare delivery, healthcare law and ethics, teamwork, cultural awareness, and professionalism. In addition, the degree also prepares students to pursue administrative roles in healthcare.


The Curriculum

Credits to Graduate

120 credits


On Campus and 100% Online Classes with applied practicum


Courses apply to a variety of in-demand jobs

Transfer credit

Up to 90 approved credits


ULM is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission of Colleges

Practicum Experience

Build practical skills for career success

Expert Faculty Advisors

Personable, supportive, and experienced faculty

Minor Options

Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Spanish


Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physican Assistant, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, and other allied health graduate programs

Program Goal

The BS Health Studies Pre-Professional program prepares students for their advanced, professional degree after the bachelor’s degree or to gain employment as a healthcare leader. Though high-quality education, students will develop leadership values, essential healthcare operations management skills, cultural awareness, interpersonal skills, and sound knowledge in biological and applied sciences needed to be successful in today’s health and human service settings.

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Growth through 2031: ^

Medical sciences and heath care professionals are expanding rapidly and growing in sophistication. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in healthcare occupations is expected to increase 13% from 2021-2031, much faster than the average across all U.S. occupations.

Now is a great time to get the education you need to become a licensed allied healthcare professional and join a rapidly growing field.


Strategies for Success


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