Health Science

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science program is designed for students who want to pursue professional studies in medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dentistry and other health-related fields. Our rigorous coursework in the biology, chemistry, genetics, anatomy and physics as well as courses in nutrition, health, exercise and psychology provide a comprehensive foundation for graduate or professional school.  You’ll have opportunities to gain clinical experience, participate in internships with practicing healthcare professionals and work alongside expert faculty on student-driven research projects.

Program Overview
To earn an undergraduate degree in health science, you will complete at least 120 semester hours total in general education and science courses.

    The Bachelor of Science in Health Science includes:

  • 27 to 28 hours of required biology, chemistry, physics, and calculus or statistics courses
  • 25 semester hours of health professions, genetics and organic chemistry courses, as well as a senior capstone
  • 12 semester hours of elective biology courses, including credit opportunities for internships, independent study and research projects

Careers
Students in the health sciences major pursue professions in traditional, allopathic, osteopathic, chiropractic, naturopathic, and veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, podi¬atry, pharmacy, physical and occupational therapy, dietetics, medical technology, physician assistant and public health. Most students complete a graduate or professional program after completing their undergraduate degrees.