As a BS in Health Science student, you’ll get a snapshot of everything over the vast spectrum of providing, influencing, and managing care—from the struggles of diverse populations in urban and rural areas to crucial communication skills for administrative roles.
You’ll start with 21 core credits covering general health and human services concepts related to ethics, research methods, medical terminology, information management, policy, cultural competence, and public health principles. To commit to an advanced path of study or career, you’ll then take a series of electives (21 credits for a standard major or 39 for an interdisciplinary major) to specialize your degree here and dedicate yourself to fulfilling any graduate prerequisite
requirements. To illustrate the breadth of your knowledge and its real-world applications, you’ll complete a capstone project during the course of the program.
In studying for your Bachelor’s in Health Science, you’ll:
- discover the tools and methods for navigating the US health and human services system;
- gain the competencies to advocate for improving the delivery and access of health and human services;
- thoroughly understand the field’s ethical and professional conduct standards;
- acquire the skills to participate in basic, applied, and translational research; and
- devote yourself to an advanced content area in line with your education and career goals.
Whether you select a major with a complementary minor or an interdisciplinary major, you’ll earn a minimum of 124 credits, which further include SVSU’s Basic Skills courses and General Education requirements.