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Concentration Requirements

​​​​​​​​​In addition to the college core requirements, liberal studies requirements, and major requirements, students choose one of the following concentrations that allow students to focus their major.

BioScience Concentration

The Bioscience concentration focuses on the natural sciences and the health of individuals. This flexible concentration allows students to satisfy the prerequisites for a range of professional programs, including medical school, dental school, physician assistant school, physical therapy school, occupational therapy school, pharmacy school, podiatry school, optometry school, pathologists' assistant programs, master's-level nursing programs, and other health programs.

Public Health Sciences Concentration

The Public Health Sciences concentration focuses on the social sciences and health of populations. The concentration helps students develop the expertise to address complex community health issues, including intervention, policy creation and reform, and health care systems administration.

Other Options: Accelerated and Combined Degree Programs

In an accelerated (3+) program, qualified students complete three years of undergraduate courses and their first year of professional school is credited towards their Bachelor of Science (BS). Similarly, in a combined degree program, courses taken at the graduate level during the senior year apply towards both the BS and advanced degree. These programs require an application and admission process.

BioScience Concentration Accelerated Programs

Public Health Sciences Concentration Accelerated and Combined Degree Programs

  • A 3+2 combined degree leading to an Master of Public Health (MPH) at DePaul in five years is available for students in the Public Health Sciences concentration. In addition, students in any major can apply for a bachelor's-MPH combined degree through the universal pathways program.

  • ​​An accelerated (3+) program leading to an MS in Occupational Therapy at DePaul is available.