Your Bridge into the Health Science Professions

The BS in Health Science Studies program is an interdisciplinary program that covers skill sets with applications to health-related professions with and without direct patient care. These include nutrition, radiology, biomedical sciences, optometry, medical administration, health policy, community public health and biotechnology. Completion also can pave the way to medical and dental school, as well as graduate programs in fields such as physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work and medical laboratory sciences.

This program allows you to explore a variety of interests while working toward specific goals. There are 4 academic tracks for students to choose from:

  • Clinical Preparation
  • Exercise & Nutrition
  • Health & Science
  • Physician Assistant (invitation only)

This program places a strong emphasis on individualized advising. You’ll be assigned academic advisers who help match your coursework to potential experiential opportunities, including internships, community engagement and international research, that align with your career goals. First-year students also take a career exploration course that exposes you to the breadth and depth of the health care field.