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Health Science (BS)

The flexible health science curriculum allows you the opportunity to study-- in addition to science core courses-- advanced areas of science and medicine or to develop skills in managerial operations, educational techniques, computer science technology, or communication.

You may enter the health science program as a freshman or as a transfer student and pursue the degree on a full- or part-time basis. The program prepares you for professional or graduate study in health-related fields, such as occupational therapy, speech pathology, or public health.

The curriculum includes prerequisite coursework for many graduate programs in health-related fields, such as biology, physics, and chemistry. The curriculum can also be tailored to meet your needs if you are interested in graduate programs with unique prerequisites (for example, two semesters of physics or a semester of biochemistry).

Additionally, you will take health science courses that introduce you to a wide range of health-related topics, such as Educational Strategies for Healthcare Professionals, The Human Genome, Introduction to Public Health, and Cardiovascular Disease. These courses can help you determine your long-term career goals by exposing you to a range of healthcare professional roles.

You may also complete the Bachelor of Science degree if you are a healthcare professional who has attained clinical competency through hospital-based or community-college health professions programs, such as radiologic technology. The degree may qualify you for professional advancement, graduate study, or advanced certification.

Accreditation: The University of Hartford, inclusive of the Health Science program in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, is accredited by the Board of Higher Education of the State of Connecticut and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.