Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
You could go on to grad school.
This program is a natural fit to transition into programs like:
- Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Master of Science, Health Informatics
- Master of Science, Medical Sciences
- Master of Science, Nursing
- Master of Science, Speech Language Pathology
- Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
This degree is also a natural fit into other University healthcare graduate programs such as: clinical psychology, neuroscience, physical therapy, physician assistant, pharmacy, dentistry, orthodontics, and medical school.
Or you could start your career.
Enter into different fields like:
- Medical office management
- Long-term care or nursing home administration
- Positions within the insurance industry
- Medical sales
- Health journalism
- Health marketing
- Community health coordination
Students pursuing this degree will take specific Health Sciences classes combined with their courses from their minor area of study to prepare them for their educational and career goals. Students will take the following Health Sciences courses:
- HLSC 202 - Medical Terminology and Healthcare Essentials
- HLSC 205 - Elementary Statistics for Health Sciences
- HLSC 211 - Introduction to Health Professions and Trends in Healthcare
- HLSC 301 - Epidemiology in Health Science
- HLSC 310 - Healthcare Ethics and Policy
- HLSC 320 - Introduction to Health Informatics
- HLSC 330 - Principles of Research and Evidence-Based Practice
- HLSC 410 - The Healthcare System
- HLSC 412 - Public Health
- HLSC 420 - Healthcare Quality and Safety
- HLSC 499ws - Senior Seminar
Students also have the opportunity to take HLSC 490, which is an optional Internship course.
Minor in Health Science
- Medical Terminology - 3 credits
- Any HLSC Courses - at least 12 credit hours
at the 300-400 level
- Total Credit Hours - 15
JU is a SACSCOC accredited program.
Dr. Wayne Mier, Program Coordinator