Degree Granted: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Admission to major: Any student who has been accepted by Cleveland State University and who is in good academic standing can choose to major in Health Sciences. Only the Pre-Podiatry track has admissions requirements.
Admission to the Pre-Podiatry Track: Students must apply for admission into the Pre-Podiatry Track. If a student enters Cleveland State University (CSU) with a high school GPA of 3.75 or higher and an ACT score of 29 or higher or SAT score of 1270 or higher, and maintains a GPA of at least a 3.2 at CSU, the student will automatically be admitted into the Kent State University College of Podiatric MedicineKSUCPM) curriculum after three years at CSU and completion of 92-96 semester credit hours of the pre-professional courses and health sciences core courses. Students who enter CSU with less than a high school GPA of 3.75, standardized scores beneath the stated limits, or if a cumulative 3.2 GPA is not maintained at CSU, then they will enter the regular applicant pool for admission to KSUCPM, must complete the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and complete or nearly complete the 92-96 semester credit hours of CSU pre-professional courses and health sciences core courses at the time of application.
Minimum hours required for major: Students must complete the core courses and 53 credit hours in an area of emphasis. Areas of emphasis for the Pre-Therapy and Pre-Podiatry tracks are described below. The course of studies for students in the General Interest and Associate Degree/Bachelor of Science completion tracks is designed based on individual interests and must be approved by an HSC adviser. All students must complete a capstone experience (HSC 484 ; HSC 486 and CSC 321 ; HSC 440H ; or HSC 441H ).
Five tracks are offered: Associate Degree/Bachelor of Science Completion Program for the student already holding an associate degree in a health-related field who wishes to complete a baccalaureate degree; General Interest for the student interested in health-related careers but who is uncertain about which health profession to pursue; Pre-Therapy for the student planning to enter the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program or Master of Occupational Therapy Program; and Pre-Podiatry (Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences/Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine with the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine), where qualified students complete three years of study at CSU and four years of study at the KSUCPM; and Pre-Physician Assistant Science for the student planning to enter the Master of Science in Health Science Physician Assistant Science Track offered in partnership with Cuyahoga Community College.
Upper-Division Honors/Scholars Programs: Qualified Health Sciences majors may pursue admission into the Health Sciences Upper Division Honors/Scholars Programs (available for all tracks). All credits earned through the Health Sciences Upper Division Honors/Scholars Programs will be applied to the area of emphasis.
Special requirement: Students pursuing a B.S. in Health Sciences must earn grades of “C” or above in order for courses to count toward satisfying the requirements for the health sciences major. Students in the Pre-Podiatry track may apply for a B.S. in Health Sciences once they successfully complete their first year of course work at KSUCPM.
Advising: Students must make an appointment with an adviser through the online Appointment Plus program located on the departmental website or call the department for an appointment.
Department of Health Sciences Telephone: 216-687-3567
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Major Telephone: 216-687-3744
Requirements of the College of Sciences and Health Professions:
A minimum of 128 credit hours is required for a degree, of which 42 semester credit hours must be earned in 300- and/or 400-level courses.
General Education Requirements:
All degree-seeking students are required to meet general education requirements in addition to the course work required by the academic major. A comprehensive description of the requirements is found at http://www.csuohio.edu/academic/gened/.