The Health Services Management bachelor's degree is an advanced standing admission program, meaning you must complete 45 or more semester credits prior to applying to major status. However, for early access to financial aid, advising, and other resources, you can be considered for pre-major admission status after completion of 30 transferable credits.

Foundation Courses

Prerequisites for Admission to Major Status

  • Introduction to Microeconomics - ECON or APEC 1101, 4 cr
  • Introduction to Statistics - STAT 3011, PSY 3801, or SOC 3811, 4 cr
  • Public Speaking - COMM 1101, 3 cr
  • Introduction to Accounting - ACCT 2050 or APEC 1251, 4 cr or 3 cr
  • Personal & Community Health - PUBH 3004 or 3001 and 3003, 4 cr
  • Health Sciences Terminology - PHAR 1002, 2 cr

Major-status Admission Criteria

  • 45 transferable credits
  • 2.8+ GPA
  • Completion of the six Foundation Courses listed above, each with a grade of C- or better. If any Foundation Courses are still in progress at the time of your application, their completion with a grade of C- or better must be documented before your admission to major status can become official.

Pre-major Admission Criteria

  • 30 transferable credits
  • 2.8+ GPA
  • Demonstrated interest in field
  • The six Foundation Courses listed above must be completed as early as possible after pre-major admission, and their completion with a grade of C- or better must be documented before you can be considered for major status.

Secondary Review Factors

  • Evidence of exceptional achievement, aptitude, or personal accomplishment not reflected in the academic record.
  • A pattern of steady improvement in academic performance.
  • Participation in extracurricular programs related to your intended major.
  • Nonacademic experience in a field related to your intended major.
  • Evidence of exceptional talent or ability in artistic, scholarly, leadership, or athletic performance.
  • Evidence that enrollment would enhance the cultural, gender, age, economic, racial, or geographic diversity of the student body.
  • Outstanding high school, college, or community involvement.
  • Military service.
  • Work experience, paid or unpaid.
  • Evidence of having overcome social, economic, or physical barriers to educational achievement.
  • Extenuating circumstances.

Additional Conditions for Admission

In addition to meeting specific college admission requirements, transfer students must be eligible to return to their previous colleges or universities. The University of Minnesota also reserves the right to deny admission to an otherwise admissible applicant if the University determines that the applicant's enrollment would not be in the applicant's and/or the University's best interest.


  • Fall term | August 1
  • Spring term | December 1

See how your credits might transfer by using the Health Services Management Transfer Guide.