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 at 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 49-54
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

Common Core

AHS 101Experiential Learning in the Health Sciences I1
AHS 102Experiential Learning II1
AHS 210Introduction to Rehabilitation Sciences3
AHS 325Approaches to Rehabilitation Case Management2
AHS 330Physical and Mental Health Issues in Rehabilitation3
AHS 365Measurement and Assessment in Rehabilitation3
AHS 375Ethics, Law and Professionalism in Health Sciences3
AHS 393Field Experience in the Health Sciences1-4
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
Select one of the following Anatomy and Physiology sequences: 8-10
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Human Physiological Anatomy I b
Human Physiological Anatomy II b
PSCH 242Introduction to Research in Psychology3
PSCH 320Developmental Psychology3
STAT 101Introduction to Statistics4
Total Hours49-54


Select four of the following (12 hours minimum):12
Disability in American Film
Disability, Rights, and Culture
Disability, Health, and Society
Foundations of Disability and Human Development
Disability in Latino Communities
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.28-33
Total Hours28-33

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
Exploring World Cultures course 3
Understanding the Past course 3
AHS 101 Experiential Learning in the Health Sciences I 1
Spring Semester
ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3
AHS 210 Introduction to Rehabilitation Sciences 3
BIOS 110 Biology of Cells and Organisms 4
PSCH 100 Introduction to Psychology 4
AHS 102 Experiential Learning II 1
Second Year
Fall Semester
Elective 3
KN 251 Human Physiological Anatomy I 5
Selective 3
Understanding U.S. Society course 3
Spring Semester
Elective 3
KN 252 Human Physiological Anatomy II 5
STAT 101 Introduction to Statistics 4
Selective 3
Third Year
Fall Semester
DHD 440 Introduction to Assistive Technology: Principles and Practice 3
AHS 330 Physical and Mental Health Issues in Rehabilitation 3
AHS 325 Approaches to Rehabilitation Case Management 2
PSCH 242 Introduction to Research in Psychology 3
AHS 393 Field Experience in the Health Sciences 1-4
Selective 3
Spring Semester
BHIS 406 Medical Terminology for Health Information Management 2
Elective 3
Selective 3
PSCH 320 Developmental Psychology 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 1-3
 Total Hours120