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Degrees Offered

Marquette University confers the degree of bachelor of science on students who have satisfactorily completed the following majors: athletic training, biomedical sciences, clinical laboratory science, exercise physiology and speech pathology and audiology. Students who successfully complete the honors program may receive an honors bachelor of science in these majors.

The degrees of master of science and doctor of philosophy are conferred through the Marquette University Graduate School. A master of science degree in speech-language pathology and a certificate in bilingual English-Spanish are offered by the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology. A master of science and doctor of philosophy degree in Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Health Science are offered through the Department of Physical Therapy. Biomedical sciences faculty participate in the doctoral specialization in neuroscience through the biological sciences graduate program. Details for these programs can be found in the Graduate Bulletin.

The college also offers a professional doctoral program in physical therapy and a professional master’s degree in physician assistant studies. Upon successful completion of these programs, the degree of doctor of physical therapy or master of physician assistant studies is conferred. Details for these programs can be found later in this section.

Majors/Minors Offered

The College of Health Sciences offers five undergraduate majors and two minors. Students majoring in any of the majors offered by the College of Health Sciences must be a resident in the college to complete the major and earn the corresponding degree. Majors in athletic training and exercise physiology are offered by the Program in Exercise Science in the Department of Physical Therapy. A major in biomedical sciences is offered through the Department of Biomedical Sciences. A major in clinical laboratory science is offered through the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science. A major in speech pathology and audiology is offered through the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology. Minors in biomedical sciences and speech pathology and audiology are offered through the respective departments. Detailed information and major/minor requirements are outlined in the individual department sections.

Pre-professional Health Studies

Pre-professional studies at Marquette, means pursuing a bachelor’s degree with the intent to enroll in a professional school following graduation. Choosing a major in the College of Health Sciences is one way to prepare for a career in medicine, dentistry, forensics, chiropractic medicine, physical therapy, athletic training, physician assistant, occupational therapy, pharmacy, podiatry and optometry. The College of Health Sciences provides advising, career counseling, seminars and recommendations to help you with the professional school application process.

Course requirements may vary among institutions and across disciplines. Students should consult graduate and professional schools of interest to identify specific course requirements.

Students considering the Doctor of Physical Therapy or Master of Physician Assistant Studies programs must complete prerequisite courses at an accredited four-year educational institution.

Pre-dental Scholars Program

The College of Health Sciences participates in the Pre-dental Scholars Program. More detailed information can be found in the university Special Programs section of this bulletin.