What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree is designed for students interested in pursuing a health-related career or continuing on to graduate school to obtain an advanced degree in the health care field. The BS in Health Science degree major is flexible, allowing students to pursue graduate programs for multiple careers in the health care industry. Students electing to take the pre-professional track will be prepared to pursue graduate educational programs in areas such as, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, pre-Med, or pre-Dental and other health professions. Concentrations in Healthcare Administration, Public Health, and Global Health prepare students who do not wish to pursue graduate study for entry level health care related positions within each industry. With an innovative curriculum and flexible scheduling, the BSHS major is suited to both full-time and part-time students.

What Will I Study?

Choose your concentration:

  • Healthcare Administration
  • Public Health
  • Global Health

In addition, students wishing to pursue a graduate professional healthcare related program will choose pre-professional coursework.

Why choose to study Health Science at SHU?

Choose to pursue a degree in Health Science at a University with numerous options and proven expertise. SHU’s undergraduate degree provides you with rigorous academic preparation, exceptional clinical experiences and research opportunities. Additionally, SHU’s College of Health Science offers nationally accredited graduate and doctoral programs for men and women in health-related fields.

The BSHS degree allows flexibility in career choices and helps to make your goals a reality. Depending on your career goals the BSHS will prepare you with the necessary basic sciences that are the most common prerequisites for any graduate school program. The BSHS advisor is knowledgeable in the each of the health care fields and will assist you in planning your course selections.

Will I have research opportunities?

The Health Research Capstone course will provide an overview of health research principles and the role of research in the delivery of health care, showing connections to the other BS HS major core courses on leadership and management, diversity, improving quality and safety, and legal/ethical principles and issues. Specifically, the Capstone process will emphasize finding the best available current research and applying evidence-based practices to selected scenarios. The capstone experience will involve selection of an approved topic from the major core courses and design of a project to enhance knowledge and skills in that area.

What are my career options with a Health Science degree?

The Healthcare Administration concentration prepares students to assume entry level roles in hospitals or clinic administration, healthcare informatics, healthcare finance, or business administration. The Public Health concentration prepares students for graduate degree programs in Public Health or entry level positions in epidemiology, health education, environmental health, or public health positions in hospitals, or city, state, or federal government. The Global Health Concentration prepares students for graduate degree programs in Global Health or related fields, or entry level work in disaster relief organizations, international agencies, refugee and immigrant organizations, multi-lateral agencies or non-governmental organizations.

Which department am I in?

College of Health Professions

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$42,800.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 August 2020, 11 January 2021


Center for Healthcare Education Campus

4000 Park Avenue,



06606, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants have completed the equivalent of a United States secondary-school education (approximately twelve years of formal education) and have the appropriate diploma or satisfactory results on leaving examinations.

For international students

Students must have completed the equivalent of a United States secondary-school education (approximately twelve years of formal education) and have the appropriate diploma or satisfactory results on leaving examinations.

English language proficiency: TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test or 80 on the TOEFL iBT, IELTS - 6.5, PTE - 62, iTEP - 5, ELS English for Academic Purposes - Level 112, Cambridge Advanced English – 58.

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About this uni

With an employability record of 95% at the Institution, Sacred Heart graduates secure jobs soon after completing their studies.

  • 4th among ‘Most Innovative Universities’ in the North USA
  • Has a 15:1 student to faculty ratio
  • Home to a total of over 8,000 students
  • Home to award-winning halls of residence