BS in Rehabilitation Sciences

Degree Requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences degree from UIC, students need to complete university, college, and program degree requirements. Students should consult the College of Applied Health Science section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies. Students must complete all required General Education, core course, and selective course requirements and a total number of 120 degree hours to successfully complete the degree program. All candidates must have at least a 2.00/4.00 grade point average in all work taken at the University of Illinois Chicago, in all work taken in the major field, and in all work accepted by the university (transfer work plus work taken at UIC). 

Summary of Requirements
University Writing Requirement6
General Education Core Requirements20
Common Core 52
Total Hours120

University Writing Requirement

Required Courses
ENGL 160Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts3
ENGL 161Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research3
Total Hours6

General Education Core Requirementsa

Required Courses
BIOS 110Biology of Cells and Organisms b4
PSCH 100Introduction to Psychology c4
Understanding the Past course d3
Understanding the Creative Arts course d3
Exploring World Cultures course d3
Understanding U.S. Society course d3
Total Hours20

The University General Education requirement is 24 hours distributed across the six categories. A required course in the major is approved for General Education and fulfills the student’s 24 hours and sixth category.


This course is approved for the Analyzing the Natural World General Education category.


This course is approved for the Understanding the Individual and Society General Education category.


Students should consult the General Education section of the catalog for a list approved courses in this category.

Common Core

AHS 101Rehabilitation Sciences Student Success Seminar1
AHS 102Introduction to Clinical Research in Rehabilitation Sciences3
AHS 210Introduction to Rehabilitation Sciences3
AHS 325Approaches to Rehabilitation Case Management3
AHS 330Physical and Mental Health Issues in Rehabilitation3
AHS 365Measurement and Assessment in Rehabilitation3
AHS 375Ethics, Law and Professionalism in Health Sciences3
AHS 393Synthesis in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences3
AHS 402Health Inter-professional Seminar2
BHIS 406Medical Terminology for Health Information Management2
BHIS 460Introduction to Health Informatics1
DHD 101Disability in U.S. Society a3
DHD 440Introduction to Assistive Technology: Principles and Practice3
HIM 410Introduction to the Health Care System3
KN 230
KN 231
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture I
and Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II b
PSCH 242Introduction to Research in Psychology3
PSCH 270Introduction to Psychological and Behavioral Disorders3
or PSCH 312 Social Psychology
or PSCH 315 Psychology of Women and Gender
or PSCH 320 Developmental Psychology
or PSCH 324 Cultural Psychology
STAT 101Introduction to Statistics4
Total Hours52

This course fulfills the Understanding U.S. Society requirement in this program.


KN 253 will satisfy the requirement of KN 230 and KN 254 will satisfy requirement of KN 231


Select four of the following (12 hours minimum):12
Rehabilitation Services and Resources for Children with Developmental Disabilities and Families
Disability in American Film
Disability, Rights, and Culture
Disability, Health, and Society
Disability in World Cultures
Disability in the Humanities
Disability, Race, Class and Gender
Disability, Inclusive Cities, and Environmental Accessibility
Disability Activism: From the Local to the Global
Disability, Human Development and Community Participation
Disability in Latino Communities
Cultural Politics of Disability and Health
Adaptive Equipment Design and Fabrication
Cognitive Neuroscience
Introduction to Physical Therapy
Introduction to Occupational Therapy: Occupation and Participation across the Lifespan
Up to 2 courses totaling up to 6 hours of any 300- or 400-level course may be selected with advisor approval
Total Hours12


Select electives to meet final degree hour requirement.30
Total Hours30

Sample Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL 160 Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts 3
DHD 101 Disability in U.S. Society 3
AHS 101 Rehabilitation Sciences Student Success Seminar 1
Exploring World Cultures course 3
Understanding the Past course 3
Spring Semester
ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3
AHS 102 Introduction to Clinical Research in Rehabilitation Sciences 3
AHS 210 Introduction to Rehabilitation Sciences 3
BIOS 110 Biology of Cells and Organisms 4
PSCH 100 Introduction to Psychology 4
Second Year
Fall Semester
KN 230
KN 232
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture I
and Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I
Selective 3
Understanding U.S. Society course 3
Elective 3
Spring Semester
KN 231
KN 233
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II
STAT 101 Introduction to Statistics 4
Selective 3
Elective 3
Third Year
Fall Semester
AHS 330 Physical and Mental Health Issues in Rehabilitation 3
AHS 325 Approaches to Rehabilitation Case Management 3
AHS 393 Synthesis in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences 3
DHD 440 Introduction to Assistive Technology: Principles and Practice 3
PSCH 242 Introduction to Research in Psychology 3
Spring Semester
BHIS 406 Medical Terminology for Health Information Management 2
PSCH 270
Introduction to Psychological and Behavioral Disorders
or Social Psychology
or Psychology of Women and Gender
or Developmental Psychology
or Cultural Psychology
Selective 3
Selective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
AHS 375 Ethics, Law and Professionalism in Health Sciences 3
HIM 410 Introduction to the Health Care System 3
AHS 402 Health Inter-professional Seminar 2
Undertanding the Creative Arts course 3
Elective 3
Spring Semester
AHS 365 Measurement and Assessment in Rehabilitation 3
BHIS 460 Introduction to Health Informatics 1
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 2
 Total Hours120