Bachelor of Science in Health Science

Campus Locations Boston
Also available 100% Online No
Other Format(s)
Credits Required for Graduation 120
Entry Terms Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Semester
Meets International Visa Requirements Yes


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, chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, along with electives such as pharmacology, epidemiology, public health, nutrition and healthcare management that allow you to focus in your areas of interest.

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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Please note: The College of Professional Studies undergraduate programs will operate on a semester academic calendar in fall 2016. Read more...

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.

General Foundation Courses (18 s.h.)

ENG 1105 College Writing 1 3 s.h.
ENG 1106 Lab for ENG 1105 1 s.h.
ENG 1107 College Writing 2 3 s.h.
ENG 1108 Lab for ENG 1107 1 s.h.
ENG 3105 Writing for the Professions-Science & Engineering 3 s.h.
ENG 3106 Lab for ENG 3105 1 s.h.
EI Core Exploring Creative Expression and Innovation 3 s.h.
SI Core  Understanding Societies & Institutions 3 s.h.

Foundation Courses (18 s.h.)

MTH 1100 College Algebra 3 s.h.
MTH 2310 Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 3 s.h.
ITC 1000
ITC 2016
Computer Applications
End User Data Analysis Tools
3 s.h.
PSY 1100 Foundations of Psychology 3 s.h.
CMN 1100 Organizational Communication 3 s.h.
PHL 2130
PHL 2140
Ethical Issues in Healthcare
Ethical Issues in Science & Engineering
3 s.h.

Major Required Courses (36 s.h.)

HMG 1100 Foundations of Healthcare Management 3 s.h.
HMG 2110 Health Law and Regulation 3 s.h.
BIO 1100 Principles of Biology 1 3 s.h.
BIO 1101 Lab for BIO 1100 1 s.h.
BIO 1200 Principles of Biology 2 3 s.h.
BIO 1201 Lab for BIO 1200 1 s.h.
CHM 1100 General Chemistry 1 3 s.h.
CHM 1101 Lab for CHM 1100 1 s.h.
CHM 1200 General Chemistry 2 3 s.h.
CHM 1201 Lab for CHM 1200 1 s.h.
BIO 1600 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 3 s.h.
BIO 1601 Lab for BIO 1600 1 s.h.
BIO 1700 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 3 s.h.
BIO 1701 Lab for BIO 1700  1 s.h.
HSC 3300 Epidemiology 3 s.h.
HSC 4850 Project in Health Science 3 s.h.

Professional Electives (15 s.h.)

Choose 15 semester hours from BIO, CHM, HMG, HSC, PHY, PSY.

Open electives to reach minimum credit requirements for the degree.


Required minimum credit hours: 120 s.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 semester hours. Most courses are 3-4 semester 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
  • 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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