The admission process for the B.S. in Health Sciences program differs depending on the emphasis you choose.
Admission to the health sciences pre-physical therapy emphasis is open through NIU Admissions. However, it is a limited retention program. You must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative NIU GPA after a total of 45 credits earned. We suggest meeting with your College of Health and Human Sciences advisor regularly for guidance in achieving your academic goals.
If you apply to NIU for nursing or medical laboratory sciences, you will be admitted as a health sciences general emphasis major to start. The health sciences program prepares you for entry to these limited admissions majors. Visit the admissions pages for the B.S. in Nursing and B.S. in Medical Laboratory Sciences programs for more details about admission criteria and application information.
For admission to the health sciences degree completion emphasis you must:
Apply to the health sciences degree completion program by following these steps:
Once accepted, you’ll consult with a College of Health and Human Sciences advisor to review your previous coursework, discuss appropriate courses to meet your goals and plan the most efficient way to finish your degree.