48 months
34983 USD/year
34983 USD/year
13191 USD/year
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The undergraduate BS degree in BioHealth Sciences (Honours) at the Oregon State University is designed for students seeking an interdisciplinary background in the life sciences, public health, and social sciences.


The BioHealth Sciences (Honours) major at the Oregon State University consists of a comprehensive core with a strong biological and physical science foundation combined with a variety of health and social science courses. The BHS degree is designed to prepare students to enter a variety of careers requiring a bachelor’s degree, such as health care administration, human services and various technical positions, and to further the advancement of those already in health-related careers.

Students may elect to complete one transcript-visible option in Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine/Pre-Podiatry, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, or Pre-Physician Assistant. An option is not required for degree completion, but these are designed to provide students with excellent training for a variety of professional programs. Options for the BHS major require additional credits beyond the stand-alone BHS major requirements, and completion of specific courses not currently offered through Ecampus. 

These courses must be taken either in person at an OSU campus or via transfer credits. Most full-time students can complete the BHS degree requirements plus the additional course work related to degree options in four years.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply scientific knowledge from multiple fields to critically analyze health-related problems.
  • Communicate science and health concepts, data, and analytical arguments clearly, professionally, and concisely; both verbally and in writing.
  • Practice flexible professional skills needed for careers in health sciences professional fields.
  • Recognize, evaluate, and respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse demographic population.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Biology: Cells
  • Principles of Biology: Organisms
  • Principles of Biology: Populations
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 3.0 GPA High school diploma or IB Diploma with minimum overall score of 26 or IGCSE 5 subjects with a 3.0 average using NCAA scale (9-7/A=4, 5-6/B/C=3, 4/D/E=2, F/G=1, 3-1/U=0). Subjects must include Math, English, Science, 2 electives.
  • English Test Scores must be less than two years old as of the start term requested. Applicants may also use the following achievements to meet the English Requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree program. 
  • SAT: evidence-based reading/writing score of 560
  • ACTE (ACT English) - 21
  • Two English composition courses (Writing 121+) with grades C- or better or one English composition and one Speech Communication course (Communication 111+) with grades C- or better, all from a US university.
  • IGCSE O or A Level English with a grade of C or better (provisional results not accepted) 
  • IB Diploma: Language A - Language and Literature (HL) with a minimum score of 5
  • AP English L & C - minimum score of 3

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34983 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 34983 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    34983 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34983 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13191 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13191 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Corvallis

1397 - 2488 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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