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B.S. in Health Sciences

Digital Imaging technicianHealth care is an ever-expanding field with many rewarding career paths. The federal government expects health care to dominate job growth, with 5.6 million new jobs expected by 2020. The 129-credit B.S. in Health Sciences is a science-based major designed for freshman and transfer students who aspire to careers in a variety of health-related fields, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, pharmacy, physician assistant, medical imaging or health information management. Even if you haven't yet decided on a career path within the health professions field, this versatile degree can uniquely qualify you for admittance to graduate or medical school, or lead to a job upon graduation.

This program provides an excellent foundation in the liberal arts, with a strong focus on the sciences. As part of the curriculum, you can select one of five minors -- business administration, accountancyhealth care administrationpublic service or social work – that will broaden your understanding of the delivery of health care. The B.S. in Health Sciences also provides graduates with marketable skills in the business and public policy of health care. Full-time academic counselors with expertise in health care education will assist students in planning their course of study.

 

Employment Outlook

The federal government expects health care to dominate job growth in the years to come, with 5.6 million new positions by 2020.

Careers

Prepare for graduate school and careers in:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Athletic Training
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Medical Imaging
  • Health Information Management