What will I learn?

Health care is an ever-expanding field with many rewarding career paths. The federal government expects health care to dominate job growth, with 5.6 million new jobs expected by 2020. The 120-credit B.S. in Health Sciences is a science-based major designed for freshman and transfer students who aspire to careers in a variety of health-related fields, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, pharmacy, physician assistant, medical imaging or health information management. Even if you haven't yet decided on a career path within the health professions field, this versatile degree can uniquely qualify you for admittance to graduate or medical school, or lead to a job upon graduation.

This program provides an excellent foundation in the liberal arts, with a strong focus on the sciences. As part of the health sciences curriculum, students select one of ten minors—Business Administration, Accountancy, Health Care Administration, Public Service, Social Work, Society and Health, Sports Management, Nutrition, Healthcare Reimbursement & Coding, and Spanish Language for Healthcare Professionals —that will broaden your understanding of the delivery of health care. The B.S. in Health Sciences also provides graduates with marketable skills in the business and public policy of health care. Full-time academic counselors with expertise in health care education will assist students in planning their course of study.

Which department am I in?

School of Health Professions and Nursing

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$37,182.00 per year
Per credit (below 12 or over 18 per term): USD $1,160
Start date

Expected February 2022


School of Health Professions and Nursing

720 Northern Boulevard,


New York,

11548, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have high school transcripts. Upon admission to the university and satisfaction of prerequisites, applicants may place a secondary application for acceptance into the B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics program. The secondary application asks for: A personal statement that includes your goals and how you became interested in the field; A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better; A grade of B+ or better in the following courses or equivalents: NTR 100, Concepts in Nutrition NTR 101, Contemporary Nutritional Strategies A B+ in two (2) of the following three (3) courses: NTR 16, Cultural and Social Aspects of Food NTR 21, Introductory Food Science NTR 23, Introduction to Food Hospitality

For international students

Students must have high school transcripts.

Incoming freshmen must have a solid B average (3.0 or 82-85 grade point average).

Minimum Scores for full admission:



PTE: 50

It is recommended that an international student applicant submit an application for international admission and the following supporting documents to the Admissions Office by February 1 for fall admission or by September 1 for spring admission.


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