Division of Allied Health Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Health Science
The Bachelor of Science in Health Science is a versatile degree that provides students with extensive preparation for work in any field that addresses people’s health. The objective of this program is to address the needs of those students seeking a broad understanding of the science of human health and its application to their chosen career.
Health Science provides education to help prepare individuals to maintain and improve the health, quality of life and well-being of people; to prepare students to acquire knowledge of various health care related subjects and apply this knowledge to improve the health of those they come in contact with. The curriculum is structured to allow students to complete graduate prerequisites and courses for continued education in health professional programs.
This interdisciplinary program is designed for three types of students: those who wish to pursue a health science related career; those who are graduates of accredited A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. degree programs (i.e. dental hygiene, emergency medical services, radiation therapy, medical technology, and others), and want to continue their education; and those who are seeking admission into graduate health professions programs to include but not limited to medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant and physical therapy. Students seeking admission to professional schools will need careful advising and additional coursework.
The primary goal of the degree is to provide students the basic, technical and applied aspects of health science. Another goal is to help students apply this knowledge to a variety of career opportunities. A baccalaureate degree in Health Science will enable students to gain knowledge of problem solving skills relevant to health related professions, medicine and interrelated fields of health and wellness care.
Students majoring in Health Science will have the opportunity to prepare for entry and mid-level positions at for profit and not-for profit health care organizations such as ambulatory care facilities, assisted living centers, retirement centers, wellness centers, insurance companies, human resource departments, and fitness centers.