HSC

Bachelor of Science in Health Science — Boston

An academically rigorous degree program, the Bachelor of Science in Health Science includes science-based courses in biology, chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, along with electives such as pharmacology, epidemiology, public health, nutrition and healthcare management that allow you to focus in your areas of interest.

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We work with you to map your path to your goal.

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Learn from experience

From real-world case studies to employer-based projects, we prepare you to manage what comes next.

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Whatever you’re passionate about, you’ll find the classes to sharpen your specialty.

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Part-time or full-time, we move at your speed, to get you where you’re going.

Enrollment

Full-Time, Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

F1 Visa Eligible

Yes

Overview

If you’re interested in working in a health-related profession or continuing on to graduate school to obtain an advanced degree in medicine, dentistry, respiratory therapy, nursing, or public health, then you should consider a bachelor’s degree in health science—a solid foundation for either path.

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This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

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General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 120 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements 

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

30 semester hours required 

English

Complete one of the following two courses with corresponding lab:

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00
 

Complete the following two courses with corresponding labs:

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00
 

Mathematics 

3.00
3.00
 

Information Technology

Choose one of the following:

3.00
3.00
 

Psychology

3.00
 

Communication

3.00

Philosophy

Choose one of the following:

3.00
3.00
 

Major Required Courses

36 semester hours required 

Health Management 

3.00
3.00
 

Biology

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00
 

Chemistry

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00

Health Science 

3.00
 

Capstone

3.00
 

Professional Electives

15 semester hours required 

Complete 15 semester hours from the following subject areas:

BIO, CHM, HMG, HSC, MTH, PHY, PSY

Electives

Complete a minimum of 39 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.

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You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Academic transcripts: submit one of the following
    • Official high school degree
    • Official GED
    • Official associate degree showing degree conferral and date
  • Transfer credit documentation: should be submitted with your application material
    • Academic transcripts from each institution you previously attended:
      • Official U.S. transcripts: if you applied previously earned credit toward your earned associate degree, you must request transcripts from each institution you attended.
      • Official foreign transcripts: must include English translation. We encourage you to submit a course-by-course evaluation of your diploma(s) and transcript(s)
    • College-level examinations: official examination score(s)
    • Military evaluation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language

International Requirements

Are You an International Student? Find out what additional documents are required to apply.

Global Engagement Learn how our teaching and research benefit from a worldwide network of students, faculty, and industry partners.

Financing Requirements

Finance Your Education We offer a variety of resources, including scholarships and assistantships.

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Cost and Tuition

Application Deadlines

Entry Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Semester

Fall 2021 Deadlines if Transferring Credit Deadline
August 12, 2021September 9, 2021
September 29, 2021October 27, 2021
Fall 2021 Deadlines if not Transferring Credit Deadline
September 2, 2021September 9, 2021
October 20, 2021October 27, 2021
Fall 2021 International Deadlines Deadline
July 8, 2021International out-of-country application complete (start date: September 9, 2021)
August 12, 2021International in-country application complete (start date: September 9, 2021)

Student Body Profile

Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing fields in the country. Health science graduates will be well equipped to pursue clinical and non-clinical opportunities in hospitals, clinics, government agencies, sports facilities, pharmaceutical companies, and insurance companies. Because of the many specialties available, your career path will be largely determined by the health science courses you select to complete your degree.

Impressive Numbers:

  • Between 2014 and 2024, there is expected to be 19% growth in healthcare jobs (BLS 2015).

What can you do with your degree?

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science is designed for students who are interested in working in a health-related industry, either in a management or professional role. This bachelor of science degree is also well suited for students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in medicine, dentistry, respiratory therapy, nursing (direct entry), or public health.

Successful graduates of this degree program will be prepared for careers as:

  • Science technicians
  • Medical and health services managers
  • Insurance underwriters
  • Social or community service managers

Career Opportunities and Services

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Did You Know?

Many of our admitted students receive scholarships worth up to $10,000.

Did You Know?

2.3 million healthcare jobs to be added over the next 10 years (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015).

From Our Faculty

"Our students get access to top academic and hands-on experience from the country’s medical mecca. When done, they’re ready to take on many challenges in the booming healthcare industry.”
Earlene Avalon, Lead Faculty Member

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Dumazo Negsina, current student