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
A high percent of our graduates are either working or in a secondary education program six months after graduation (2015 Graduates from Quinnipiac Survey)
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.
|HSC 221||Introduction to Health Care||2|
|General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab 1
|Select one of the following:||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|
|Select one of the following:||3|
Alternate UC requirement (social sciences, fine arts, humanities)
|HSC 202||Medical Terminology||2|
|General Biology II
and General Biology Lab II 1
|Select one of the following:||4|
|General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab 2
|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|
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:
|University Curriculum Requirements||46|
|Additional basic science core (biology, chemistry & physics)||13|