What will I learn?

The Department of Health Sciences offers a variety of academic programs. As a student in one of these areas, you will benefit from an interactive learning environment, challenging course material, and research, internship, and leadership opportunities. The Health Sciences faculty and staff are equipped and prepared to help you reach your academic, professional, and career goals.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) program offers the opportunity to earn a baccalaureate degree in the general field of health sciences.

The Health Sciences program has been designed to meet the needs of three specific student groups: (1) students who want to prepare for entry and mid-level positions in for profit and not for profit health care organizations, (2) students who want to apply to graduate health professions programs, and (3) health care professionals who have already obtained an associate’s degree in an allied health field and would like to obtain a baccalaureate degree. This undergraduate degree is a particularly excellent choice for any student interested in occupational therapy, physical therapy, medicine, nursing, or physician assistant studies.

The SHRS-W courses for the Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) are offered both online and in the classroom. The minimum required credit hours for the BSHS degree are 120 credit hours, divided among required core courses, and elective courses. The core curriculum is 76 credit hours; and the remainder of the credit hours are from elective courses.

For those students seeking to earn one of the three undergraduate Certificates, those credits are applied as elective credits. For students seeking to attend graduate school, the pre-requisite courses are applied as elective credits.


  • Full-time positions in healthcare:
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • Public Welfare Agencies
  • Department of Child Services
  • State Health Departments
  • Healthcare Services
  • Physician or Dental Practices
  • Health Clinics
  • Nursing Homes
  • Hospice Services
  • Home Health Services
  • Hospital Administration
  • Global Health Organizations
  • Federal or State Governments

Which department am I in?

School of Health and Human Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$33,347.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

420 University Blvd,



46202, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed or will complete secondary school by the time of enrollment; No grade point average guarantees admission to IUPUI. We look for applicants who have demonstrated a "B" average or above average grades, with strong grades in math and science.

For international students

Students must have earned a diploma from an accredited high school before you enroll at IUPUI.


  • • TOEFL 80+
  • • IELTS 6.5+
  • Students scoring TOEFL 60+ or IELTS 5.5+ are eligible for admission but should anticipate taking additional English for Academic Purposes courses along with their academic program.

    *There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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