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Allied Health Sciences
Why Choose Allied Health Sciences?
The Bachelor of Science in Allied Health is a completion degree for graduates of associate degrees in the various allied health disciplines who are interested in pursuing a bachelor degree to advance in their chosen profession. The curriculum is designed as a "+2" degree allowing students to transfer 50 credits of professional coursework into the degree. The curriculum includes courses earned during the associate degree, completion of all required general education courses specified by the university, the College of Allied Health Sciences upper level core requirements, and 19 credits of electives. The curriculum has been designed to allow students to develop baccalaureate-level competencies that can be well matched with their intended career and professional goals. The program is offered on-line to accommodate the needs of adult learners.
The graduates of this program will be able to pursue positions that may open doors to other professional opportunities that require a bachelor's degree as the entry level. As the bachelor degree becomes the standard entry-to-practice for many allied health careers, graduates of this program will be prepared to meet this requirement. Likewise graduates will be prepared to enter graduate programs to pursue alternative career paths.
Graduates who possess both a professional certification in one of the allied health professions and a bachelor degree will face higher job prospects than those with an associate degree only. Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs. (http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm).
To be admitted to the program, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5, and previously earned an associate degree in a health specialty from an accredited college or university or be enrolled within an associate degree program within the College of Health Professions. Students may enter the program in the fall, spring or summer semester.
General Education Requirements
All University General Education requirements can be found here: http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/academics/general-education/requirements/BA-BS.htm
Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives: http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/academics/general-education/courses/index.htm
Consult the official checksheet or program advisor for program specific General Education requirements.
In order to fulfill graduation requirements, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better, earn at least 40 credits at the 300 level or higher, and earn a minimum of 30 credits from Ferris State University.
College of Health Professions
Ferris State University
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