Current students are encouraged to schedule an academic advising appointment at least once a year. Students who are looking to graduate
should schedule a graduation audit at least two semesters prior to graduation. All graduation audits and transcript reviews require a scheduled academic advising appointment.
To schedule an appointment, contact the SHS Advising office at (248) 370-2369.
About walk-in academic advising
Walk-in academic advising dates vary each semester.
- During registration periods and the beginning of each semester, walk-in advising is generally busy.
- Sign in beings approximately a half hour before the start of the posted walk-in session.
- Students are seen on a first come, first serve basis.
- Sessions are ONLY 15 minutes per student.
- There is generally waiting involved. Bring something to occupy your time. (Like your text books!).
- TRANSFER STUDENTS: Transfer students who have NOT been accepted to the university yet are encouraged to schedule a full advising appointment by calling (248) 370-2369 or sign up for the Transfer Open House. We may not be able to access your records during a walk-in advising session. We encourage transfer students to apply to the university in order to receive an official transcript evaluation. Transfer students who have been admitted to Oakland University should sign up for Orientation Part II online to meet with an academic adviser during orientation.
Walk-In Academic Advising Dates:
Tuesday, December 23rd: 9:30am - 12pm
Monday, January 5th: 9am -11:30am
Tuesday, January 6th: 9am-11:30am & 1:30-4pm
Wednesday, January 7th: 9am-11:30am & 1:30-4pm
Thursday, January 8th: 9am-11:30am & 1:30-4pm
Friday, January 9th: 9am-11:30am & 1:30-4pm
The 4-year academic plans are suggested schedules designed for freshmen students to stay on track for graduation. These plans were specifically created for freshmen students who are following the 2012-13 catalog year. Keep in mind that all students are required to follow any prerequisite requirements for every course.
| 4-year Plans
|| Major websites and information
||Applied Health Sciences
The Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Sciences degree prepares students for a rewarding career in the medical field. This program was created in collaboration with the Health and Human
Services department at Macomb Community College to meet the demands of a highly educated workforce and high-performance workplace.
Medical Laboratory Science
Nuclear Medicine Technology
|Biomedical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences
The Biomedical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Science (BDTS) program is designed to prepare students for professional opportunities in a variety of growing healthcare fields. In response
to emerging technologies, many areas of specialization have evolved that ensure the expertise of the healthcare personnel fulfilling critical roles
Integrative Holistic Medicine
Nutrition and Health
Pre-Health Professional Studies
A Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree combines a broad spectrum of liberal arts, basic sciences, social sciences and health sciences course requirements and electives
for students who desire a generalized health sciences academic credential. In addition, students choose one of five academic concentration areas to obtain greater exposure to a specific health discipline.
These six concentration areas include pre-health professional studies, pre-physical therapy, pre-pharmacy, exercise science, nutrition & health, and integrative holistic medicine.
|Occupational Safety &Health
||Occupational Safety &Health
The Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The curriculum spans the basic sciences,
applied safety sciences and management principals essential for success as a safety professional.
| Wellness, Health Promotion and Injury Prevention
|Wellness, Health Promotions & Injury Prevention
The School of Health Sciences introduced a new bachelor’s degree program in fall 2002 in Wellness, Health Promotion and Injury Prevention (WHP). The WHP curriculum aims to produce broadly
educated wellness generalists with additional expertise in a specific area of interest. The degree creates well-rounded professionals with a thorough knowledge of healthy living.
Follow the checklist for your year of entry.
A Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree combines liberal arts, basic science, social science, and health science courses for students who desire a generalized health science academic credential. Students choose one of five academic concentration areas to gain relevant knowledge and skills in a specific health discipline. These concentration areas include Exercise Science, Integrative Holistic Medicine, Nutrition and Health, Pre-Health Professional studies, Pre-Pharmacy, and Pre-Physical Therapy.
School of Health Sciences Undergraduate Brochure
Major Checklists 2014-15 Catalog Year
Applied Health Sciences
Biomedical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences
Occupational Safety and Health
Wellness Health Promotion and Injury Prevention
Minor Checklist 2013-14 Catalog Year (Note: NH courses will change to HS courses starting Fall 2014)
Nutrition and Health
Occupational Safety and Health
Wellness Health Promotion and Injury Prevention
Major course changes NH to HS
Our goal is to empower students as they plan and prepare for the next few years at Oakland University. Below are actions you should be taking as an SHS student to stay focused on the finish line — graduation.
First Year: Schedule an academic advising appointment with the First Year Advising Center. We also suggest that you explore connecting with student organizations to get involved.
Second Year: Schedule a one-on-one degree planning meeting with an SHS academic adviser. We'll encourage you to decide on what area you would like to study and commit to a major. Consider joining an academic organization, networking with other students and possibly job shadowing.
Third Year: Start preparation for professional school exams and possibly complete a professional exam. Consider job shadowing. Schedule a graduation audit with an SHS academic adviser.
Fourth Year: Apply to professional programs and job shadow. Plan at least two semesters in advance for graduation audits. Also, remember that there is an application deadline for graduation. Plan for grad school.
What are your responsibilities as a student?
Carefully read information on your chosen major, specialization, concentration, minor, etc.
Understand all of the requirements for your chosen major and all university requirements outline in your catalog.
Remember that some programs are competitive and admission may not be guaranteed.
Requirements for competitive programs vary. As a student, it is your responsibility to make sure that you understand the requirements, application procedures, deadlines, etc. for the competitive programs.
You should also keep in touch with SHS academic advising staff for regular updates and schedule an appointments at least once a year
How do I change my major?
Make an appointment with an academic adviser in
the School of Health Sciences or attend one of our information sessions to go over the major requirements. A
change of major form can be completed during the appointment or walk-in advising session. The GPA required for students to be eligible to change
their major into the School of Health Sciences varies depending on the major. See a School of Health Sciences Academic
Adviser for additional information.
I am not currently an Oakland University student. Can I still meet with an adviser?
Yes. Freshmen and Transfer Students will meet with an adviser at
their scheduled orientation. Students who are thinking of attending Oakland University,
but have not yet applied can meet with an adviser to learn more about
the programs offered and their requirements.
I am a prospective transfer student. I want to see how my classes will transfer to Oakland University before making my decision to come to Oakland. Can an adviser evaluate my transcripts?
The Office of the Registrar
completes the official transfer credit evaluation for General
Education, Ethnic Diversity and Writing Proficiency Oakland University
requirements after you have been accepted at Oakland.
I plan to graduate soon. What do I need to do?
Students must complete an application for
graduation. Check the graduation information page for information. You can access graduation application deadlines
and additional graduation information from this site.
What clubs/organizations are available for students with majors in the School of Health Sciences?
There are a
variety of student societies for students with majors in the School of
Health Sciences. These include the Medical Laboratory Sciences
Association, Oakland University Student Section of the American Society
of Safety Engineers, Wellness and Health Promotion Society, and
Pre-Physical Therapy Club. SHS majors may also be interested in these
student organizations: Pre-Dental Society, Pre-Medical Society, and
Pre-Veterinary Society. Check the Oakland University Student Organizations page for more information.
How do I become a physical therapist?
To enter this profession, students need to
pursue schooling beyond the undergraduate level degree. Our students complete the BS degree with a major in Health Sciences. Oakland University
offers a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT), which is a 3-1/2 year
full-time program after completion of a bachelor's degree. Please
consult an academic adviser and/or the Physical Therapy Web page for
I am interested in a career in the medical professions (medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine and physician assistant). Can I choose a major in the School of Health Sciences to prepare for these programs?
Yes. There are several majors offered in the
School of Health Sciences which provide excellent preparation for
admission to various medical schools. Please see an academic adviser to
discuss your undergraduate program options.