BS in Health Science Studies

From the surgical unit and the emergency room to the physical therapy clinic of an NFL team, health science professionals are saving and improving lives every day.

About this program

12 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Our Faculty are focused on student success, preparing exceptionally-well training professionals to the workplace


Success Rate

A high percent of our graduates are either working or in a secondary education program six months after graduation (2015 Graduates from Quinnipiac Survey)

Program Overview

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Hands On

Students learn from award-winning faculty members are leaders in their respective fields. Our part-time faculty bring expertise directly from the field into our labs, clinical experiences, and classrooms.

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.

Curriculum and Requirements

BS in Health Science Studies Curriculum

A total of 122 credits is required for completion of the BS in health science studies.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterCredits
HSC 221 Introduction to Health Care 2
BIO 101
& 101L
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab 1
Select one of the following: 4
CHE 110
& 110L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
CHE 101
& 101L
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
Select one of the following: 3
Alternate UC requirement (social sciences, fine arts, humanities)
Spring Semester
HSC 202 Medical Terminology 2
BIO 102
& 102L
General Biology II
and General Biology Lab II 1
Select one of the following: 4
CHE 111
& 111L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab 2
CHE 102
& 102L
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
UC Social sciences, fine arts or humanities 2-3
 Total Credits34-35

Freshman biology (8 cr.) must be completed after two years, unless other transferred biology credits are accepted to fulfill this requirement.


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 overall science GPA of 2.25 and earn 122 credits for degree completion. Course selections must fulfill the following:

Course List
University Curriculum Requirements46
Additional basic science core (biology, chemistry & physics)13
Health/science electives30
Open electives33
Total Credits122