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 Bachelor of Science in Health Science is a four year degree for students interested in a future career in the field of health. The requirements for the Health Science major have been designed to fulfill common prerequisite courses for admission into graduate programs in health science. The degree focuses on the scientific principles of human health, whole organisms (microbe, plants, animals) and their structure and function, and multiple aspects of human health including the biological, chemical, physical, and psychological.

The learning outcomes of the major are:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the biological workings of the human body and its relevance to human health; 
  • Understand the practice of scientific inquiry through laboratory experimentation including the logic of experimentation, data analysis and ethical implications;
  • Critically analyze, interpret, and synthesize scholarly material through a high level of written and oral communication; 
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professional integrity and social awareness through consideration of social inequities and respect for the value of individuals, communities, and perspectives of difference.

The primary goals of the program are to prepare students for advanced study and health, medicine, and related sciences, for postgraduate study in phsical therapy, physician assistant, nursing, public health and other health professions, as well as for careers in education, industry, and government service. 

Career Paths

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

Major Requirements

Graduate School Prerequites