BS in Health Science

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in health science (HS) is a pre-professional degree program that prepares students for admission to clinical education programs. Students complete a curriculum that provides foundations in hard sciences, mathematics, health services delivery, population health assessment and leadership. Additional program content includes an introduction to public health, health services management, aging studies and ethics. This program requires a mix of science and mathematics courses that support admission requirements for a variety of clinical education programs. Students are required to complete an applied learning professional portfolio prior to graduation. The degree is designed for students interested in pursuing undergraduate or graduate clinical education. Baccalaureate trained graduates often seek further education in clinical programs (i.e. physician assistant, physical therapy, nursing, medical laboratory sciences, dental hygiene, pharmacy, medical school, optometry, etc.).

Program Learning Objectives

  1. Communicate public health information, in both oral and written forms and through a variety of media, to diverse audiences.
  2. Locate, use, evaluate and synthesize public health information.
  3. Exhibit understanding of the evolution of public health and the health care system and their roles and issues across local, national and global health systems.
  4. Demonstrate ability to use data to promote, protect and assure improved health outcomes and knowledge.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of health leadership, management and policy using systems thinking.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of social, behavioral, cultural and environmental factors that impact health.
  7. Demonstrate understanding of health ethics.
  8. Demonstrate introductory knowledge of clinical sciences.