Health Science (General), B.S.
From rigorous coursework to valuable internships, a degree in Health Science prepares students for success in elite graduate schools and a competitive job market.
Our program ensures graduates gain the skills necessary to enter a variety of allied health fields upon graduation or apply to master’s and doctoral degree programs.
Take the first step toward a career as a pediatrician or occupational therapist, ranked among the best jobs by U.S. News & World Report, and pursue the best major for the jobs, Health Science.
The Health Science major offers students the option to study the science of health from an interdisciplinary perspective that prepares them for non-clinical entry-level positions in various aspects of health care and the insurance industry.
Our interdisciplinary general health science program is perfect for the curious student intent on exploring the many options available in the world of healthcare. Curious to know if this program could be right for you?
Why Pursue a B.S. in Health Science?
A Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Sciences is the right program for you if you’re seeking a science-focused major that allows you to explore your curiosity in multiple fields of study. Those with a passion for human health and well-being will find room to grow and explore as a health sciences major. Our program develops a strong foundational knowledge of the core concepts required in most medical-related jobs, and students finish the program fully prepared for fulfilling careers in healthcare or further graduate study.
Health Sciences majors study the breadth of the arts and sciences that contribute to the field of healthcare. As part of our interdisciplinary curriculum, students take courses from a variety of fields including chemistry, biology, nutrition, public health, psychology, and political science. All courses are taught by our expert faculty and held in our state-of-the-art facilities.
Once students discover their area of interest, our internship program helps them explore the practical side of that industry. Our advisors and faculty assist students in finding internships in hospitals and other healthcare settings in Connecticut, New York, and further afield.
Health Science Career Options
Our B.S. in Health Science degree empowers students to seek careers that are human focused — helping others find better quality of life or pursuing research that will change lives.
In the past, graduates of our health sciences program have gone on to work as health care educators, coordinators, or as communication and marketing assistants to insurance companies, non-profits, and hospitals. Many of our graduates have also gone on to service programs such as the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, or FoodCorps.
Salary expectations for graduates of this program vary depending on career path, degree level attained, and even location. For students pursuing employment immediately after graduation in roles such as a community health worker or registered dietitian, annual salaries range from $45,000 to $59,000.
For those looking to pursue a career as a physician’s assistant, we also offer a Health Sciences direct-entry PA major that guarantees admission into University of Saint Joseph’s Physician Assistant Studies graduate program.
If interested, students are also encouraged to apply for master’s or doctoral programs in medicine, optometry, occupational therapy, physical therapy, dentistry, and more. For students who continue on to graduate programs, salary expectations rise considerably. Those who ultimately find employment as occupational therapists, epidemiologists, or medical health services managers can expect annual salaries to range from $70,000 to $98,000.
These salary expectations are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.