MajorHealth Science

Wichita State’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in health science is a pre-professional degree program that prepares you for admission to a variety of clinical programs, such as Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, and medical school. Departmental courses provide you an important and competitive advantage bringing health care systems knowledge into your professional training as a clinical health provider.

Learn how health science is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the College of Health Professions, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU’s admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Student group works to improve public health during the pandemic

Public health science students collaborated with campus organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior capstone students worked with Student Health Services during the fall semester on mitigation strategies. In the spring, students created a WSU Partner Point of Delivery (POD) plan for distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to students and faculty, and  developed peer-to-peer multilingual vaccine information videos.

Students celebrate National Public Health Week annually by volunteering in the community and displaying health educational materials around campus.


The curriculum encompasses a broad interdisciplinary education providing foundational courses in natural and social sciences, as well as applied coursework in aging studies, public health and health care management. The Scientific Foundations Division in the College of Health Professions provides the knowledge, skills and abilities critical in developing the next generation of clinical health care providers. The distinctive merging of science and health care coursework prepares you for a variety of professional and graduate degree programs.

A departmental honors track is also available for this major.


Graduates go on to earn professional or graduate degrees in professions such as nursing, dental hygiene, medical laboratory science, physician associate, physical therapy, occupational therapy, optometry, dentistry, medicine and other clinical health professions.

Explore how Health Science alumni are contributing to the field every day.

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