Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences offers students an opportunity to build a foundational understanding of human health and disease, while also addressing the societal, ethical, psychological, and economic aspects of human health. This major develops students’ understanding of the many factors that influence human health to better position students for a range of career options in the health care industry.
Both the explosion of technology and the aging population have created great demand for employees in health care fields. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupations and industries related to health care are projected to add the most new jobs between 2012 and 2022. Total employment is projected to increase 10.8 percent, or 15.6 million, during the decade.
The Health Sciences major prepares students to pursue a variety of careers, including services involved in the identification, evaluation and prevention of diseases and disorders, dietary and nutrition services, and rehabilitation and health systems management. Specific careers in this field include health educators, dietitians, clinical research management, healthcare policy, clinical coordinator, speech language pathologists, community health workers, and more. This degree also prepares students for graduate degrees in occupational therapy, public health, law, policy, and more.
Students will be able to explore many career fields through the interdisciplinary approach in this program. The internship requirement provides work experience with a local community-service agency to help students gain practical experience and knowledge of jobs and career trajectories.
NDNU admits students for fall and spring semesters. Please visit Admissions for complete admission requirements.
Melissa McAlexander, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Natural Sciences
Jeff M. Day