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Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Program Delivery: On Campus
The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program is offered on campus, with some courses available online.

Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code: 51.1199

The curriculum is designed to prepare students to matriculate into more advanced graduate and clinical programs. The science and general education requirements provide the student with a strong foundation to continue advanced studies. We offer a Bachelor of Sciences in Health Sciences, with the option of one of three specialties: Biology, Medical, or Physician Assistant. The basic Bachelor of Sciences in Health Sciences, is the most flexible program, while the specialties offer a discipline focused program. Students that would like to enter a graduate program after graduations are recommended to select the specialty that best apply to their field of interest.

The PA and Medical concentration specialties are designed to prepare students for various advanced professional clinical training programs. The Biology concentration specialty is designed to prepare students for graduate programs and careers in various biological fields.

Is a Career in Health Sciences Right for Me?

Do you have an interest in these subjects?

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Healthcare

Would you like to acquire these skills?

  • Written and Oral Communication in the Health Sciences.
  • Critical Thinking as Related to Science and Healthcare.
  • A general understanding of the US Healthcare System and of ethics in healthcare.
  • Basic Lab Skills Including Data Collection and Analysis.

If so, the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program might be right for you.

What is the Health Sciences Career Outlook?

Employment of health care occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs.* Health care occupations will add more jobs than any other group of occupations. This growth is expected due to an aging population and because federal health insurance reform should increase the number of individuals who have access to health insurance.

*Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm

What Can I Do with This Degree?

A Bachelor in Science in Health Sciences provides a solid background for future graduate-level work or clinical programs in the fields of allied health or biological sciences.

The PA and Medical specialties are designed to prepare students for various advanced clinical training programs.

  • The PA specialty provides the necessary prerequisite course work required by most physician assistant programs in Florida, and other graduate programs and/or certificate programs that qualifies them to seek employment in science-related fields such as research technician or technologist.
  • The Medical specialty provides the necessary course work to prepare students for advanced graduate and clinical programs, such as medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry and pharmacy. Students with a BS-HSCI. Medical can also seek employment in science related fields and matriculation in graduate certificate programs.  

The Biology specialty is designed to prepare students for professional and graduate programs and careers in any biological field. Students interested in careers such as genetics counseling, biological research, evolutionary biology, government scientist, or education should select the Biology concentration.

  • Students wishing to apply to any graduate program need to check with the schools of interest to be certain that they take the required prerequisites, as requirements and courses and need for courses, undergraduate research or even a graduate certificate or degree change over time.

What Will I Learn?

The curriculum in the bachelor's of health sciences provides the knowledge and skills required to matriculate into more advanced graduate and clinical programs. The general health sciences, basic science, and general education requirements provide the student with a strong foundation for success.

Find more detailed information in the University Catalog 

How is Hodges University’s Health Sciences Program Different?

Class Size and Convenient Schedules

Both day and evening courses are available with small class sizes. Science courses will have no more than 15 20 students per class. We offer a variety of courses, in a combination of modalities that allow students to advance in their careers and graduate early. Face-to-face courses that only meet once per week for 16 weeks, are combined with online courses in a four, eight and 16 week modality, or with eight week courses that meet twice a week. In addition students have the option to add self-paced courses on a 16 week modality.

Hands-On Instruction

We teach in an environment that allows for practical, hands-on instruction. Instructional technology in our classrooms is far above what state schools can offer, with key science courses taught by full-time faculty. Our smaller class sizes allow for a more personal delivery of material to each student. Hodges University provides a setting that allows students to engage the material while the faculty can personally facilitate the students’ learning experience.

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You may also contact us to speak to an admissions coordinator who will guide you through the application and admissions process. To speak to an admissions coordinator call us at 1-800-466-8017 (Naples) or 1-800-466-0019 (Fort Myers), use our contact form, email admit@hodges.edu  or schedule a one-on-one visit to tour one of our campuses.

Your admissions coordinator will:

  • Help you complete the application in its entirety.
  • Help you obtain necessary transcripts.
  • Schedule your admissions test (if necessary).
  • Coordinate the financial aid process with a financial aid professional.
  • Refer you to your academic advisor for class scheduling.
  • Give you information regarding your orientation.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hodges family!

Your Faculty Members

Susan Anderson
Adjunct Faculty
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Michael Cohen
Adjunct Faculty
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Luminita Coman
Adjunct Faculty
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Rossana Garcia-Fernandez
Adjunct Faculty
rgarcia-fernandez@hodges.edu
Barry Harris
Adjunct Faculty
bharris@hodges.edu
George Sarantos
Vice Chair, Health Sciences
gsarantos@hodges.edu
Deborah Schlief
Adjunct Faculty
dschlief@hodges.edu
Susan Summerton
Adjunct Faculty
ssummerton@hodges.edu
Jeanne Von Ohlsen
Adjunct Faculty
jvonohlsen@hodges.edu
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