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Health Science M

Bachelor of Science in Health Science

Are you interested in helping patients live better with an illness, injury or disability? Would you like the ability to identify abnormal cells while cancer is still at a treatable stage? Health science graduates work in many of the top ranking jobs in America providing invaluable diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic services to patients.

With a degree in health sciences from Spring Hill College, your career possibilities are broad and exciting: clinical practice, research, or academia; public sector, private industry; or directly into a graduate program. Wherever you go, you’ll be well-prepared with a degree from SHC.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate sound scientific reasoning skills
  • Apply scientific principles to biological/health problems
  • Evidence effective use of scientific literature
  • Demonstrate quantitative knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic laboratory skills

Gather Graduate Program Prerequisites in:

  • Athletic Training
  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Cytology
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Health Administration
  • Medical Illustration
  • Nutrition / Dietitian

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Public Health
  • Audiology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Law (intellectual property/patent; medical malpractice)
  • Optometry


Katie Drez '17

"I have always wanted to go into the medical field and with the Health Science degree, I will be prepared for whatever specific career I decide upon. The diverse course load will help me to see where exactly I would like to go in the future."

— Katie Drez '17

Dr. Deborah Fox

“If you are interested in pursuing a career as a healthcare professional, a strong foundation in the sciences is required. Just as important are solid analytical skills, a passion for problem-solving, and an ability to communicate clearly and effectively. At Spring Hill College, students also have the unique opportunity to build on their academic experience by taking advantage of hands-on internships and volunteer work that involve the exploration of public health, social justice, and human rights issues.”

— Dr. Deborah Fox

Possible Electives

  • Algebra Based Physics
  • Emerging Pathogens
  • Parasitology
  • Developmental Biology
  • General Physiology

  • Pharmacology
  • Human Pathophysiology
  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Special Topics – Health & Aging

Fast Facts

  • Number of Faculty: 8
  • Can you major in this program: Yes
  • Can you minor in this program: Yes
  • Emphasis within the major: Interdisciplinary – Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology
    Internships – Should be available for students beginning the 2016-2017 academic year.
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