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Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

 “The BSHS program helped me learn more about health care careers in general which allowed me to discover the path that I wanted to pursue and how to get there.” - Mackenzie, ‘17, Current Pharmacy Manager at Costco

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree prepares students for health care careers, graduate education and professional degrees including medical school.

UMR’s innovative Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) degree and integrated curriculum provide students with a foundational undergraduate education to pursue a wide range of health careers. Including the option of one of UMR’s Early Assurance or Accelerated Programs. These programs are offered in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, the University of Minnesota and other affiliates. 

In the first few years, students share a common curriculum. In their final year, students tailor their experience to individual career/academic goals through their Capstone experience.


Math Placement Assessment

BSHS students have the option to place into higher math courses.

Language Placement & Exemption Process

Students in the BSHS degree program have options to meet the language requirement.