Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Degree Awarded: 
Bachelor of Science Degree

Learn more about the Health Sciences Program by contacting the Director for the Health Sciences program by clicking here.

To learn more about the faculty and staff of the Health Sciences Program, click here.

To see Jefferson College of Health Sciences Catalog, with the Health Sciences section beginning on page 88, 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.

Health Sciences Program:
  • Courses can be completed all online or as hybrid (on-campus & online)
  • Complete the requirements for at least one minor
  • Complete 2 semesters in either Service Learning or Capstone Project
  • Complete a minimum of 25% of the program of study at Jefferson College
  • Optional tracks available in Community Health (online) or Pre-Graduate (hybrid)
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: 
  • Demonstrate a basic foundation in the behavioral, natural, social, and health sciences.
  • Integrate basic knowledge of the core principles in public health.
  • Examine the social, economic, political, ethical, and professional factors that influence individual and population health and healthcare delivery systems.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills that display competency and professionalism in the health sciences.
  • Apply problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making skills based on empirical evidence and contextual frameworks.
Admission Requirements: 

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