Health Sciences


B.S. in Health Sciences

Health 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 health sciences curriculum, students select one of six minors—business administration, accountancy, health care administration, public service, social work or sports management—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.

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Check out the LIU Post Undergraduate Bulletin to learn about degree requirements, course descriptions, and more.

Admissions Requirements

  • Incoming freshmen must have a solid B average (3.0 or 82-85 grade point average) and an average SAT score of 1000 (Critical Reading and Math combined) or ACT Composite of 20 or above.
  • Transfer students must have completed more than 24 college credits. A minimum college G.P.A. of 2.5 overall is required for application review with a minimum GPA of 2.8 in all pre-requisite coursework completed prior to admissions.
  • Transfer students must submit official transcript(s) from all colleges or universities attended and two letters of recommendation preferably from former science professors. Both transfer students and starting sophomores at the LIU Post must follow these requirements.
  • If you have completed fewer than 24 credits, you must also submit high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.

All applicants can apply for admission to LIU Post at My LIU or by using the Apply Now button in the upper right-hand corner of this page. For more information on the application process, visit the Admissions Office home page

Typical Sequence

College 101 (Freshmen Requirement Only) 1
HSC 101 Introduction to Health Professions 3
BIO 103, 104 General Biology I & II 8
ENG 1 Composition, ENG 2 Composition and Argument 6
PSY 1, 2 General Psychology I and II, or higher 6
MTH 3 College Algebra and Trigonometry [or MTH 7 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I ] 4
SPE 5 Voice and Diction, or ORC 17 Speech Communication in Organizations, or ORC 1 Public Speaking 3
Total 31 cr.

BIO 7, 8 Anatomy & Physiology 8
Language/Literature 6
Political Science/Economics 6
BMS 90 Microbiology in Health Sciences 4
Minor Courses 6
Electives 4
Total 34 cr.

CHM 3, 4 Inorganic Chemistry I & II 8
BMS 40 Computer Applications in Health Care, or CLA 6 Computer Literacy or HPA 20 Computer-Based Management Systems 3
Philosophy or History, (PHI 13 Ethics or PHI 19 Medical Ethics recommended) 3
BMS 211 Intro to Disease Processes 3
BMS 212 Pathophysiology II 3
MTH 19 Basic Statistics, ECO 72 Statistics, MTH Biostatistics or HIM 54 Statistics and Research 3
Minor Courses 6
Electives 3
Total 32 cr.

HSC 102 Interdisciplinary Helping Professions 3
Electives 9
Fine Arts 6
NTR 10 Nutrition 3
History/Philosophy 6
Minor Courses 6
Total 32 cr.

Recommended electives: BMS 225, CHM 21, CHM 22, PHY 3, PHY 4, PSY 25, SOC 1


School of Health Professions and Nursing
Stacy Gropack, Dean
Roth Hall, Room 300