About this Program
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Our graduates have built successful careers in many dynamic and flourishing health care professions, such as dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, physical and occupational therapy, radiology, as well as teaching and health care management.
Building on a strong foundation in biology, chemistry and science, we help you customize your health sciences program to complement your interests and gain expertise for your chosen profession. This interdisciplinary course work, combined with access to our highly advanced medical equipment and labs, prepares you to be a leader in your field. This degree provides excellent preparation for graduate study in cardiovascular perfusion, education, health care management, medical laboratory sciences, physical therapy, pathologists’ assistant and physical assistant programs.
Your learning isn’t limited to the classroom. You’ll gain hands-on experience through interprofessional research projects and internships with distinguished professionals. With the program’s flexible curriculum, you can participate in one of Quinnipiac’s many travel abroad programs to explore global health care and learn about health issues from an international perspective.
Nate Noncent ’17 feared his mother would become injured as a result of wobbly walkers following several surgeries last year.
“My mom was in and out of surgery for my entire junior year of high school,” he recalled. “During that time, I would see how she was using that walker and how unstable it was and how unsafe it is.”
Fearful his mom would get injured, he worked with engineering and entrepreneurship students in our entrepreneurship lab to develop a better walker — complete with obstacle detection and automatic breaking.
Noncent hopes to pursue a career in physical therapy as he begins his next chapter.
“Having people from different majors, we’re all pieces to one big puzzle,”Nate Noncent ’17 Health Science Studies
Faculty dedicated to student success
Quinnipiac’s School of Health Sciences professors are committed to the personal and professional success of every student. While passionate scholars and accomplished in their own fields, teaching is the number one priority. Accessible professors and a close-knit community create the kind of supporting, enriching environment that is rare. We are personally invested in seeking ways to help our students develop into strong, certified, leading professionals.
Curriculum and Requirements
BS in Health Science Studies Curriculum
A total of 120 credits is required for completion of the BS in Health Science Studies.
|HSC 221||Introduction to Health Care||2|
|General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab
|Select one of the following: 1||4|
|General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
|Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I Lab
|EN 101||Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing||3|
|FYS 101||First-Year Seminar||3|
|HSC 202||Medical Terminology||2|
|General Biology II
and General Biology Lab II
|Select one of the following: 1||4|
|General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
|Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry II Lab
|EN 102||Academic Writing and Research||3|
Chemistry courses and additional math courses depend on intended professional goal or career plan and math placement score.
Subsequent Course and GPA Requirements
Following the first year of study, Health Science Studies students meet with their academic advisers and develop a customized plan of study that incorporates their academic and career goals. To remain in good standing within the program, students must maintain an minimum overall science GPA of 2.25 and earn 120 credits for degree completion. Course selections must fulfill the following:
|University Curriculum Requirements||46|
|Foundational Science Core (biology, chemistry & physics)||13|
|Health Science Core Courses||12|
|HSC 202||Medical Terminology *||2|
|HSC 205||Interprofessional Community-Based Service Learning Seminar: Age-Related (HSC 505)||1|
|HSC 206||Interprofessional Community-Based Service Learning Seminar: International (HSC 506)||1|
|HSC 207||Interprofessional Community-Based Service Learning Seminar: Special Populations (GT 207) (HSC 507)||1|
|HSC 210||Introduction to Evidence-Based Health Care||3|
|HSC 214||Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries||3|
|HSC 215||Complementary and Alternative Medicine - a Health Science Perspective||3|
|HSC 220||Health Care Essentials: Structure, Policy and Professionalism *||3|
|HSC 221||Introduction to Health Care *||2|
|HSC 225||Writing in the Health Professions||3|
|HSC 230||Counseling and Teaching for Health Care Professionals *||3|
|HSC 250||Communication Disorders||3|
|HSC 261||Scientific Study of Mummies||3|
|HSC 262||Nutrition in Health and Illness *||3|
|HSC 270||Pillars of Public Health: Saving the World on a Population Level||3|
|HSC 301||Health Care Challenges and Team-Based Solutions||1|
|HSC 305||Emotional/Social Intelligence for the Health Sciences||2|
|HSC 315||Bioethical Issues in the 21st Century *||3|
|HSC 320||The Environment and Human Health||3|
|HSC 322||Health Care Law (LE 322) *||3|
|HSC 330||Leadership: Creating Adaptive Cultures *||3|
|HSC 334||Clinical Skills Patient Communication||1|
|HSC 350||Language Development||3|
|HSC 351||Pharmacological Interventions for Common Medical Conditions *||3|
|HSC 378||Vaccines and Vaccine -Preventable Diseases||3|
|HSC 380||International Health Care - Field Research||3|
|EMT I Training|
and EMT I Training Lab *
|EMT Training II|
and EMT Training II Lab *
|HSC 397||Pre-Health Professions Clinical Affiliation *||3|
|HSC 460||Advanced Nutrition (AT 460)||3|
|HSC 498||Independent Study in Health Sciences||1-4|
|HSC 499||Independent Study in Health Sciences II||1-4|
|HSC 505||Interprofessional Community-Based Service Learning Seminar: Age-Related (HSC 205)||1|
|HSC 506||Interprofessional Community-Based Service Learning Seminar: International (HSC 206)||1|
|HSC 507||Interprofessional Community-Based Service Learning Seminar: Special Populations (HSC 207)||1-2|
Health Science Studies Core Course
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