Bachelor of Science in Health Science

Campus Locations Boston
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Other Format(s)
Credits Required for Graduation 160
Entry Terms Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter (excl F1 visa applicants)
Meets International Visa Requirements Yes


Please Note: Undergraduate classes are moving to semesters beginning Fall 2016. Learn more here.

Promote Health and Wellness

If you’re interested in working in a health-related profession or continuing on to graduate school to obtain an advanced degree in medicine, dentistry, respiratory therapy, nursing, or public health, then you should consider a bachelor’s degree in health science—a solid foundation for either path.

An academically rigorous degree program, the Bachelor of Science in Health Science includes science-based courses in biology, human anatomy and physiology, chemistry, pharmacology, epidemiology, and nutrition. Augmented by practical courses in health law, healthcare delivery systems, training and development, and health issues, this curriculum provides you with a well-rounded educational experience.

This bachelor’s degree program offers you the choice of two specializations—health management or pre-med—enabling you to deepen your expertise in your area of interest within the health sciences.

Career Outlook

Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing fields in the country. Health science graduates will be well equipped to pursue clinical and non-clinical opportunities in hospitals, clinics, government agencies, sports facilities, pharmaceutical companies, and insurance companies. Because of the many specialties available, your career path will be largely determined by the health science courses you select to complete your degree.

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Core Curriculum

College of Professional Studies degrees* integrate a core set of course requirements that ensure all of our graduates possess a well-rounded educational background and understanding of the world. The core courses allow students to gain insights into disciplines other than their field of study, as well as develop expertise in written and oral communication and critical thinking.


Written Communication (12 q.h.)

Effective with the Fall 2013 term, all three English course requirements in the Written Communication area of the core curriculum will have a 1-credit writing lab co-requisite. This applies to all new and returning students.

Complete the following three courses and labs:

ENG 1004/1014 College English 1/ Writing Lab 3/1 q.h.
ENG 1005/1015 College English 2/Writing Lab 3/1 q.h.
ENG 3006/3007 College English Workshop/Writing Lab 3/1 q.h.

Diversity (3 q.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

CMN 2002 Intercultural Communication 3 q.h.
MGT 1503 Managing in a Diverse and Changing World* 3 q.h.
SOC 1110 Diversity 3 q.h.
SOC 1635 Race and Ethnicity 3 q.h.

Information Literacy (3 q.h.)

ITC Information Technology Elective 3 q.h.

Suggested courses:


ITC 1001 Intro to PC Productivity Tools 3 q.h.
ITC 2003 Advanced PC Productivity Tools 3 q.h.
ITC 1255 Human-Computer Interaction 3 q.h.
ITC 2020 Digital Collaboration and Knowledge Management 3 q.h.

Mathematics (6 q.h.)

Complete a minimum of six quarter hours from the following courses:

MTH 1001 College Algebra 1 3 q.h.
MTH 2002 College Algebra 2 3 q.h.
MTH 2512 Finite Mathematics 3 q.h.
ECN 2001 Statistics 1 3 q.h.
ECN 2002 Statistics 2 3 q.h.

Ethical & Political Perspectives (3 q.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

LDR 3230 Ethical Decision Making 3 q.h.
PHL 1001 Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics 3 q.h.
PHL 2180 Business Ethics 3 q.h.

Science Perspectives (3 q.h.)

Choose one course with any one of the following prefixes: BIO, BTC, CHM, ESC, PHY


Suggested courses:


BIO 1010 Biology 1 3 q.h.
BIO 1825 Biology Today: An issues Approach 3 q.h.
CHM 2105 Chemistry and the Environment 3 q.h.
ESC 1525 Energy for Today and Tomorrow 3 q.h.

Historical Perspectives (3 q.h.)

Strongly Recommended:


HST 3131 The World: 1945-Present 3 q.h.

Other choices:


HST 1003 Civilization of the Modern World 3 q.h.
HST 3213 Contemporary America 3 q.h.
HST 2205 Coming to America: The American Immigrant Experience
3 q.h.


Total Core Curriculum: 33 q.h.

*Degree requirements vary. Some degrees require specific core choices.
See curriculum pages for more information.


Please Note: Undergraduate classes are moving to semesters beginning Fall 2016. Learn more here.

Please note: Students who started this program prior to Fall 2015 should follow the curriculum reflected on their manual degree audit, which can be obtained by contacting their academic advisor.

Core Curriculum (33 q.h.)

We require all bachelor's degree students to complete required core curriculum, allowing you to gain insight into disciplines other than your field of study.

Foundation Courses (12 q.h.)

Complete all of the following courses:

ECN 2001 Statistics 1 3 q.h.
ECN 2002 Statistics 2 3 q.h.

Complete six credits of Psychology or Sociology electives:

PSY, SOC 6 q.h.

Major Courses (94 q.h.)

Complete all of the following courses:

BIO 1010/1011 Biology 1 (Principles) & Lab 3/1 q.h.
BIO 1210/1211 Biology 2 (Diversity) & Lab 3/1 q.h.
BIO 1410/1411 Biology 3 (Animal) & Lab 3/1 q.h.
BIO 3010/3011 Microbiology 1/Lab  3/1 q.h.
BIO 2610/2611 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 & Lab  3/1 q.h.
BIO 2710/2711 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 & Lab 3/1 q.h.
BIO 2810/2811 Human Anatomy and Physiology 3 & Lab 3/1 q.h.
CHM 1011/1012 Chemical Principles 1 & Lab    3/1 q.h.
CHM 1015/1016 Chemical Principles 2 & Lab 3/1 q.h.
CHM 2020/2021 Chemical Principles 3 & Lab 3/1 q.h.
HMG 1001 Managing Health Services Organizations 1 3 q.h.
HMG 1002  Managing Health Services Organizations 2 3 q.h. 
HMG 1215 Health Law 3 q.h.
HMG 1101 Healthcare Delivery Systems 3 q.h.
HSC 2100 Public Health 3 q.h.
HSC 1101 Basic Pharmacology 3 q.h.
HSC 2001 Pathophysiology 1 3 q.h.
HSC 2002 Pathophysiology 2 3 q.h.
HSC 2101 Health Issues of Environmental Problems 3 q.h.
HRM 2325 Training and Development 3 q.h.
HSC 2200 Epidemiology 3 q.h.
HSC 2201 Life Cycle Nutrition 3 q.h.
HSC 4950 Senior Seminar 3 q.h.
MGT 1001 Dynamics of Business 1 3 q.h. 

Complete twelve credits of electives from the following prefixes:

BIO, BTC, CHM, HMG, HSC 12 q.h.


Specializations in this program are recommended groupings of courses designed to provide additional content focus. Courses in specializations count toward open and non-business electives.

Health Management Specialization 

Complete five of the following courses:    

FIN 2801 Principles of Finance 3 q.h.
HMG 2101 Principles and Practices of Community Health 1 3 q.h.
HMG 1201 Health Planning and Regulation 3 q.h.
HMG 3135 Healthcare Operations Management 3 q.h.
HMG 2201 Current Issues in Health Services Management 3 q.h.
MGT 1503 Managing in a Diverse and Changing World     3 q.h.

Pre-Med Specialization 

Complete all of the following courses:    

BIO 4410 Biochemistry 1    3 q.h.
BIO 4610 Biochemistry 2    3 q.h.
CHM 2010/2011 Organic Chemistry 1 & Lab    3/1 q.h.
CHM 3015/3016 Organic Chemistry 2 & Lab    3/1 q.h.
CHM 3020/3021 Organic Chemistry 3 & Lab 3/1 q.h.
MTH 3005 Calculus 1    4 q.h.
MTH 3010 Calculus 2 4 q.h.
MTH 3015 Calculus 3 4 q.h
PHY 2301 Physics 1 4 q.h
PHY 2302 Lab for Physics 1 1 q.h
PHY 2501 Physics 2 4 q.h
PHY 2502 Lab for Physics 2     1 q.h
PHY 3101 Physics 3 4 q.h
PHY 3102 Lab for Physics 3 1 q.h


Non-Business Electives (3 q.h.)

Open Electives (18 q.h.)


Required minimum credit hours: 160 q.h.

Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

  • Online application
  • Academic transcripts: submit one of the following
    • Official high school degree
    • Official GED
    • Official associate degree showing degree conferral and date
  • Transfer credit documentation: should be submitted with your application material
    • Academic transcripts from each institution you previously attended:
      • Official U.S. transcripts: if you applied previously earned credit toward your earned associate degree, you must request transcripts from each institution you attended.
      • Official foreign transcripts: must include English translation. We encourage you to submit a course-by-course evaluation of your diploma(s) and transcript(s)
    • College-level examinations: official examination score(s)
    • Military evaluation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines

For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Undergraduate Admissions.

All requirements must be received prior to review.


Estimated total tuition for this program is $60,480.00.

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of quarter hours. Most courses are 3-6 quarter hours. See Undergraduate Tuition Rates for details.

Use our Tuition Calculator below to see if transfer credit or tuition reimbursement from your employer could reduce your total tuition.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2016-17 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.

Student Profile

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science is designed for students who are interested in working in a health-related industry, either in a management or professional role. This bachelor of science degree is also well suited for students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in a medicine, dentistry, respiratory therapy, nursing (direct entry), or public health.

Successful graduates of this degree program will be prepared for careers as:

  • Science technicians
  • Personal trainers
  • Medical and health services managers
  • Insurance underwriters
  • Social or community service managers

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  1. Specialized Knowledge
    Define, construct and demonstrate knowledge and skills from foundational sciences such as biology and chemistry; applied sciences such as anatomy, nutrition, physiology and pharmacology; and interdisciplinary sciences such as public health and law.

  2. Broad Integrated Knowledge
    Integrate specialized knowledge into a larger framework using analytical and conceptual skills to function professionally in health science fields.

  3. Intellectual Skills
    Demonstrate general competency in diverse intellectual areas, including writing, literacy, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and communication.

  4. Applied Learning
    Apply knowledge and skills to solving complex health science issues and problems.

  5. Civic Learning
    Demonstrate a community-based perspective in the health sciences and specifically approach a national and global awareness.

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