Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Degree Awarded: 
Bachelor's Degree

To learn more about the faculty and staff of the Health Sciences Program, click here.
To see the Health Sciences section in the Jefferson College of Health Sciences Catalog, click here.


The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) is a foundational degree for the student seeking to complete a Bachelors degree. The program serves students seeking entry into undergraduate or graduate programs in a specific healthcare profession or as educational enhancement for individuals wishing to advance their education/career.

Program Mission: 

The mission of the Health Sciences program is to provide a solid foundation of healthcare related coursework for students seeking to advance their prior educational accomplishments or to prepare those seeking a post-baccalaureate or graduate level healthcare degree.

Program Goals: 
  • Identify and discuss theories and practices relevant to professional practice.
  • Identify and distinguish between developments and advances relevant to professional practice.
  • Examine the role of the clinician as a member of the inter-professional healthcare team.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply legal and ethical practice, and decision-making in professional practice.
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills in professional practice.
  • Apply problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making skills based on empirical evidence and contextual frameworks
  • Apply research methods and findings through scientific inquiry and collaborative teamwork.
Admission Requirements: 
  • All students must complete the requirements for at least one minor offered at Jefferson College.
  • All students must complete 2 semesters of Service Learning in Community Health.
  • The student must complete a minimum of 25% of the Health Sciences program at Jefferson College.
  • Click here for the general information on admissions requirements.
Other Information: 
Program of Study

Please see the Health Sciences section of the college catalog (click on the link at the top of this page) for additional information including required courses, program outcomes, and the requirements for the Public Health, Forensic Science, and Health Sciences minors. 

In addition to the traditional plan of study for Health Sciences, tracks are available in Community Health and Pre-Graduate.  The Community Health Track is designed to be completed entirely online and prepares students for careers in community health fields.  Students wanting to pursue graduate degrees in health-related fields may want to consider the Pre-Graduate Track.  The plans of study for the Community Health and Pre-Graduate Tracks can be found in the Health Sciences section of the college catalog.

All B.S. Health Sciences students must select a minor.  Potential minors are listed below and the requirements for each minor can be found in the college catalog. 

Potential Minors for Health Sciences
  • Biology
  • Exercise Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Healthcare Humanities
  • Healthcare Organization Management
  • Health Promotion
  • Psychology
  • Public Health