Health Science

The Health Science program combines liberal arts tradition with a multi-disciplinary scientific curriculum to give students a broad exposure to biology, chemistry, psychology, and kinesiology.

The requirements for the Health Science major have been designed to fulfill common prerequisite courses for admission into graduate programs in health science. High school preparation in mathematics and chemistry is highly recommended. The Health Science Bachelor of Science degree at Saint Mary’s College focuses on:

1. The scientific principles of human health.

2. Whole organisms (microbe, plants, animals) and their structure and function.

3. Multiple aspects of human health from including the biological, chemical, physical, and psychological.


Career Paths for the Health Science Majors include:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Optometry
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical and Clinical Lab Tech
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Sonography
  • Health Administration