Health Sciences, BS


The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree requires 45 units total, including the major, concentration, elective certificate, and elective and distribution courses.

Students take eight core courses and choose a major concentration in Strategic Management to focus on administration, Public Health to focus on health policy and social issues, or Biology for Health Sciences to enhance existing allied health positions. Health Sciences students also select an elective certificate comprised of four courses from outside of the major.

Program begins Fall 2024.

Core and Major Concentrations

Core Courses

8 core courses in health sciences

Major Concentrations

Choose one

  • Strategic Management
  • Public Health
  • Biology for Health Sciences

Elective Certificates

Elective certificates provide students with the opportunity to build skills in a wide range of areas to meet career objectives and earn a stand-alone credential to demonstrate expertise in the professional arena.

Choose one

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Business Essentials
  • Corporate Communication and Branding
  • Data Science
  • Health, Science, and Society
  • Human Resources
  • Law and Policy
  • Leadership
  • Programming
  • Research and Analytics
  • Social Justice
  • Strategic Communication

Degree Requirements

In addition to the core courses, major concentration, elective certificate, and elective courses, the B.S. degree requires 14 units of distribution courses that includes a writing requirement and courses from three areas: humanities, science and math, and social sciences. Two distribution courses focus on diversity and inclusion, one course within the United States and one course within global perspectives. Students complete a philosophy course on professional ethics for one of the four humanities distribution courses.

Courses Units Earned
Writing Requirement: English 111 and 205 2
Humanities 4
Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning 4
Social Sciences 4
Major Requirements 8
Major Concentration 4
Elective Certificate 4
Electives 15
Total 45