B.S. in Human Life Science (120 cr)

The Bachelor of Science in Human Life Science is a versatile degree that provides the student with extensive preparation for graduate or professional studies in any field that works with the science of the human organism. This program is for students who want to attend graduate school, specifically occupational therapy, physical therapy, medical/dental school, pathology, and/or laboratory medicine.

General Education (39 cr)

Composition & Communication (9)
  • ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition I
  • SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking
  • Choose one additional college-level composition:
College-level Mathematics (3)
Humanities & Fine Arts (9)
Behavioral & Social Sciences (9)

Additional Requirements (0-5 cr)

First-Year Seminar (0-2)

Students entering the program with less than 12 credit hours of transferable credit are required to complete the First Year Seminar (UCOL-U 101).

Information Literacy (3)
  • COAS-Q 110 Introduction to Information Literacy
  • COAS-I 103 Information Literacy

Core Requirements (73-77 cr)

Natural Science and Mathematics Requirements (20)
Human Life Science Requirements (19)

Human Life Science Electives (34 cr)

At least 15 cr. must be at the 300 level or above.

The categories listed below detail suggested courses that fulfill pre-admission requirements to most professional institutions. Courses listed in all categories (A – E) can be used to satisfy human life science elective requirements.

Pre-Medical/Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Prerequisites (20)
Pre-Occupational Therapy Prerequisites (10)
Pre-Physical Therapy Prerequisites (9)
Gender Studies Electives (10 cr. from the following or other approved courses)
Additional Electives

Choose additional courses from the list below for a total of 34 cr. in human life science electives.

General Electives (3-5 cr)

After concentration requirements have been met, take enough credit hours to complete 120 credits and meet IU East degree program requirements, residency requirements, and GPA requirements.