Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Rindge, New Hampshire
If you have an interest in healthcare or wellness and are looking for a high-paying job in a growing field, a degree in Health Sciences may be perfect for you. Your degree prepares you for a wide range of careers in medicine and allied health fields, including clinical practice, management, research, science writing and healthcare advocacy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 16 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.6 million new jobs. With your major in Health Sciences, you master core concepts in biology, develop skills in data analysis and interpretation, plan and execute experiments using scientific methods and best practices in lab and field techniques. Enrolling in Franklin Pierce University’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Science degree program is an inspired choice for individuals passionate about the dynamic field of healthcare. Franklin Pierce University boasts a rich legacy of academic excellence and a commitment to producing well-rounded, knowledgeable graduates. The BS in Health Science program is no exception, offering a comprehensive curriculum that combines core scientific principles with specialized knowledge in health-related subjects. Enrolling in the BS in Health Science program is an investment in a brighter future, as graduates are well-prepared to excel in a wide range of healthcare careers, from clinical roles to healthcare administration and research. Franklin Pierce University's program is your gateway to a fulfilling and impactful career in the ever-evolving healthcare sector.Apply to This Program Now
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About the Program
If you have an interest in healthcare or wellness and are looking for a high-paying job in a growing field, a degree in Health Science may be perfect for you. Your degree prepares you for a wide range of careers in medicine and allied health fields, including clinical practice, management, research, science writing and healthcare advocacy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2023, 5 of 10 of the fastest growing careers are in the healthcare field.
What Can my Health Science major lead?
The Franklin Pierce Health Science program offers several pathway options for health science students, including:
- The Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) Direct Admit Program enables students to complete studies through the doctorate level in just 6.5 years.
- The Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (M.E.P.N.) Direct Admit Program enables students to earn a bachelors in a non-nursing health science field and graduate with a Master of Science in Nursing in just 5.5 years.
- St. George University (SGU) program offers a pathway from undergraduate study in Biology or Health Sciences at Franklin Pierce into the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) program at SGU. Upon completion of the 4 year bachelor’s degree, students progress into a 4 year doctoral program at SGU.
WHERE CAN A DEGREE IN HEALTH SCIENCES TAKE ME?
What do Health Science students Learn?
With your major in Health Science, you master core concepts involving ethics and scientific analysis, develop a deeper functional understanding of human anatomy, plan and execute research projects using scientific methods and best practices in lab and field techniques.
General Four-Year Health Science Curriculum
This Health Science program can be condensed to a three-year program, please connect with admission for details.
If you have a graduate career path of Doctor of Physical Therapy, Masters of Physicians Assistant, or Masters Entry Program of Nursing in mind you will see those recommended courses with the designations of DPT, MPAS, MEPN
- Biology I (BI101) 4 credits
- Biology II (BI102) 4 credits: You will delve into advanced topics in biology, including cellular biology, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Explore the intricate mechanisms of living organisms at the cellular and molecular levels, study genetic inheritance and variation, examine the processes driving evolutionary change, and gain insights into the interrelationships of organisms within ecosystems.
- General Chemistry I (laboratory) (CH101)
- General Chemistry II (laboratory) (CH102)
- First Year Inquiry Seminar (GLE101) 3 credits
- First Year Composition I (GLE110) 3 credits
- 2 Additional Electives
- Biology and Health Science Seminar (BI215) 3 credits
- Human Health and Nutrition (BI235) 3 credits: This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the vital connection between diet and human well-being, preparing students for careers in healthcare, nutrition, and related fields.
- Human Anatomy & Physiology IB1260)
- Second Year Composition II (GLE230) 3 credits
- 6 Additional Electives
- Kinesiology or Exercise Physiology (BI400 or BI402) 4 credits
- Medical terminology (BI370) 3 credits: You can expect to learn to decipher and construct complex medical terms, including prefixes, suffixes, and root words, enabling them to understand and use medical terminology accurately.
- Exercise Physiology (B1402)
- Health Science Elective (300-400 level)
- Health Science Elective (300-400 level)
- 6 Additional Electives
- Internship or Senior Seminar or Invited Research (BI 460, 480, 481) 3 credits: In Invited Research (BI 460) at Franklin Pierce University, students will engage in advanced research projects under the guidance of experienced faculty mentors. This course offers a unique opportunity for students to delve deep into their chosen field of study, contributing to scientific knowledge while preparing for future research endeavors or graduate studies.
- Invited Senior Research (B1481)
- 8 Additional Electives
Who should Study Health Science?
Students with these qualities and interests excel in the program of Health Science:
- Team Player
- Scientific inquiry
- Human movement
- Medical advancements
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Science FAQs
The curriculum covers a range of subjects, including biology, anatomy, physiology, healthcare management, and more. It's designed to provide you with a well-rounded understanding of health sciences.
Our program combines a strong academic foundation with real-world experience, thanks to our faculty's expertise and partnerships with healthcare organizations. We emphasize a holistic approach to healthcare education.
Yes, there may be elective courses and opportunities for specialization within the program to help you focus on your particular interests in the health sciences.