Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies


The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies is designed to give students a multidisciplinary perspective on human health and health care. In addition to science courses with laboratories, this degree program requires healthcare foundation courses as well as courses specifically related to the study of healthcare in a philosophical, historical, psychological, sociological and biological context.

The program is focused on health care related knowledge as well as scientific courses required by health professions schools, setting it apart from other scientific programs that focus on limited science courses. The program’s multidisciplinary approach also benefits students during interviews with health professional schools.

Healthcare Studies is a customizable degree program for students continuing their education beyond a bachelor’s degree. For distinguished students, the major provides excellent preparation for advanced study in medical areas and allied health areas, including:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Optometry
  • Podiatry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician Assisting
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Prosthetics/Orthotics
  • Chiropractor

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Kathleen A. Byrnes Kathleen A. Byrnes, Program Head, Healthcare
HH 2.132
972-883-2323 to schedule appointment
Tess Kuo Tess Kuo, Undergraduate Academic Advisor III, Healthcare
HH 2.112
972-883-2805 / 972-883-2323 to schedule appointment