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Undergraduate Admission to the School of Health Professions

For undergraduate admission to School of Health Professions programs, follow procedures described on the website of the program of interest. Students apply to and enroll in the School of Health Professions after completing college prerequisite courses on the Lawrence campus or other academic institutions. Visit the Office of Admissions for more information. First- and second-year students interested in careers in the health professions can prepare for admission to School of Health Professions programs by taking the prerequisite courses listed in the program requirements.

Students who are not U.S. citizens or not permanent residents are international students. All international students should review current admission information.

Requirements for Undergraduate Admission to Health Professions Programs

Students must complete these requirements to be considered for admission to the programs listed. Completing the required courses does not guarantee admission to the professional programs. Admission procedures are described on each program’s page. Students interested in health professions programs also may consult the University Advising Center, 126 Strong Hall, 785-864-2834,

Transfer students are especially urged to consult individual program descriptions. No more than 64 credit hours from a community college may be transferred to apply toward a degree.

The total number of hours needed for admission may vary for different programs. Additional course work may be necessary. Consult an adviser for the program in which you are interested for help in sequencing the required courses, in selecting elective hours, and in planning to meet required totals.

Prerequisite Clinical Laboratory Sciences Cytotechnology Health Information Management Occupational Therapy Respiratory Care
English ENGL 101, ENGL 102 ENGL 101, ENGL 102 ENGL 101, ENGL 102, ENGL 362 ENGL 101 & ENGL 102
advanced composition or technical writing (200 level or above) recommended
ENGL 101 & ENGL 102;
ENGL 203 or ENGL 362 recommended
Mathematics MATH 101 or MATH 104, MATH 115, MATH 365 or PSYC 210 or SOC 310 or BIOL 570 MATH 101 or higher **MATH 101, MATH 365 or equivalent MATH 101 or higher, MATH 365 or equivalent MATH 101 or MATH 115, MATH 365
Biology BIOL 150, BIOL 400 & BIOL 402, BIOL 246 or BIOL 408 or BIOL 646, BIOL 350 BIOL 150, BIOL 350, & either BIOL 240 or BIOL 246, plus electives to total 20 hrs. BIOL 100 or BIOL 101 & BIOL 102 or BIOL 103, BIOL 246,
BIOL 247 recommended,
BIOL 240, BIOL 241 recommended or BIOL 242 recommended
BIOL 100 or BIOL 150, BIOL 240, BIOL 241 or BIOL 242, BIOL 246; BIOL 247 recommended; BIOL 102 recommended for students taking BIOL 100 BIOL 100 & BIOL 102 or BIOL 150, BIOL 200, BIOL 203, BIOL 440 or BIOL 240 & either BIOL 241 or BIOL 242, BIOL 246, BIOL 247
Chemistry CHEM 184, CHEM 188, CHEM 622 or CHEM 624, CHEM 625 CHEM 184, CHEM 188 (minimum of 8 hours) No requirement No requirement CHEM 125
Physics No requirement No requirement No requirement No requirement PHSX 111
Western Civilization Recommended
6 hrs. or equivalent No requirement
No requirement
No requirement
Oral Communication COMS 130 or COMS 131 or PHIL 148 or PHIL 310 COMS 130 or COMS 150 or COMS 230 or PHIL 148 COMS 130 or COMS 150
COMS 150 (preferred) or COMS 130 or COMS 230
COMS 130, COMS 150, or PHIL 148
Humanities 6 hours 6 hours 6 hours (contact dept.) PHIL 160 or PHIL 677 PHIL 160 or PHIL 677, 3 hrs. ethics, 3 hrs. humanities
Social Sciences
6 hours 6 hours PSYC 104, SOC 104 PSYC 104, PSYC 350, PSYC 333 or equivalent human development course, SOC 104 or SOC 304 or ANTH 108 or ANTH 308 3 hours
Other CLS 210 recommended

3 hrs. of art history recommended,
minimum of 90 hrs. required for admission

ACCT 200 General electives to bring total to 90 hrs., incl. 6 hrs. at the 300 level or above (contact dept.) HSES 248 or waiver; 3 hrs. arts, music, dance, or theatre; 3-5 hrs. math/science; 6 hrs. general electives
Pre-Admission Test  *No requirement  *No requirement  *No requirement  *No requirement  *No requirement

*Some schools require a pre-admission test. Check with the specific college or university.

**MATH 101 is a prerequisite for ACCT 200 at KU. Transfer students should consult an adviser to request exemptions.

Graduate Admission to the School of Health Professions

Requirements for admission to Graduate Studies at KU are listed in the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog. Individual graduate programs have specific requirements including prerequisite undergraduate courses. These are listed or referenced in program descriptions and on program websites.

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