Public Health Science Undergraduate Programs
The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Health Management (HM) is a 51- hour professional degree program that prepares graduates for employment in health care, public health organizations and aging programs and/or services. Students interested in applying the social and business sciences to a career in the health care sector are well-suited for this program. Students complete a health management core curriculum to develop a foundational knowledge of health services delivery, population health assessment and leadership. The degree gives the students the option for three concentrations related to aging studies, clinical health care management or public health followed by a capstone seminar for all concentrations and health-related practicum (educational work experience) in the aging studies and public health concentrations.
The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Health Science (HS) is a 47- to 48-credit-hour professional degree program that prepares students for further studies in variety of clinical education programs. Students complete a curriculum that provides foundations in hard sciences, mathematics, health services delivery, population health assessment and leadership. Additional program content includes an introduction to public health, health services management, aging studies and ethics.
Students working towards a degree in health management or health science have the opportunity to receive honors recognition through their major. Interested students may apply to the PHS Honors Track once they are in the major.
Undergraduate minors are available in the areas of aging studies, health management, health science, and public health. Minors allow students across campus to gain additional specializations in specific academic areas to gain a competitive advantage in the workforce.