Health Sciences

Many students in our Health Sciences degree program pursue graduate programs or professional schools such as:

  • Medical school
  • Veterinary school
  • Optometry school
  • Pharmacy school
  • Physical therapy school
  • Physician assistant school
  • Dental school
  • Chiropractic school
  • Graduate programs in both medical and basic science research

The Health Sciences degree is designed to meet all the academic requirements necessary for the application process for admission into one of these programs. Most, if not all, of these graduate programs look at five areas when considering applicants:

  • grades
  • test scores
  • personal statement
  • letters of recommendation
  • interviews

Why Friends?

The Friends University Health Sciences degree is tailored to help you optimize chances for being granted admission into your graduate program of choice by helping to develop all five of the elements listed above. We offer knowledgeable advisors to ensure your course selections and sequence are aligned with your goal; rigorous and relevant courses to help prepare you for admission tests; and a Health Sciences Committee to provide you with practice interviews, feedback, and letters of recommendation.

The Health Sciences program also provides you with an opportunity for service, leadership and global exposure through a service-abroad experience. After completing a course that introduces the basic language skills and cultural sensitivities that will need to be honored, you will travel to another country for two weeks and work in a service capacity. We've seen this experience change students in a positive way that becomes apparent in their personal statements and answers during interviews. You, too, could use these experiences to show graduate program admissions committees your unique strengths and help migrate you to the top of the application pool.

In summary, the Health Sciences degree is carefully designed to develop all five components necessary to achieve admission into one of the Health Sciences graduate programs. Statistically, 76 percent* of students who graduated with our Health Sciences degree applied for admission into a graduate program. Of those who applied, 91 percent** were acccepted into their program of choice.  Come join us!

(Note: Percentages are based on graduates from 2010-2013. *Excludes students with unknown post-graduate activity. **Excludes students who applied and outcome is unknown.)

Need more information? Request information now to learn more about the Health Sciences bachelor's degree available at Friends University. You can also contact the Admissions Office at 316-295-5100, learn@friends.edu or Dr. Karyn Turla, professor of biology and director of the Health Sciences program.