Health Science, BS

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science seeks to help develop competent professionals who combine a solid understanding of the science underlying healthcare with the principles of healthcare management. Courses in biology, microbiology, chemistry, pharmacology, and pathophysiology provide an understanding of the science of the human body. These courses may be combined with courses in the management of healthcare organizations; health law; public health; or, for students interested in a medical career, additional science courses.

The program seeks to provide preparation for a career in healthcare management in a community, hospital, or private-sector setting or for graduate school for advanced training in areas such as medicine, nursing, and public health.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated.

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 120 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

18 semester hours required

MTH 1100College Algebra3
MTH 2310Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences3
ITC 1000Computer Applications3
or ITC 2016 End-User Data Analysis Tools
PSY 1100Foundations of Psychology3
CMN 1100Organizational Communication3
PHL 2130Ethical Issues in Healthcare3
or PHL 2140 Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering

Major Required Courses

36 semester hours required

HMG 1100Foundations of Healthcare Management3
HMG 2110Health Law and Regulation3
BIO 1100
and BIO 1101
Principles of Biology 1
and Lab for BIO 1100
4
BIO 1200
and BIO 1201
Principles of Biology 2
and Lab for BIO 1200
4
CHM 1100
and CHM 1101
General Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHM 1100
4
CHM 1200
and CHM 1201
General Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHM 1200
4
BIO 1600
and BIO 1601
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Lab for BIO 1600
4
BIO 1700
and BIO 1701
Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Lab for BIO 1700
4
HSC 3300Epidemiology3
HSC 4850Project in Health Science3

Professional Electives

15 semester hours required

Complete 15 semester hours from the following subject areas:15
BIO, CHM, HMG, HSC, MTH, PHY, PSY

Electives

Complete a minimum of 51 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.

Term 1Hours
ENG 1105
and ENG 1106
4
MTH 11003
BIO 1100
and BIO 1101
4
HMG 11003
PSY 11003
 17
Term 2Hours
ENG 1107
and ENG 1108
4
MTH 23103
BIO 1200
and BIO 1201
4
Open elective3
 14
Term 3Hours
ITC 1000 or 20163
CHM 1100
and CHM 1101
4
BIO 1600
and BIO 1601
4
Open elective3
 14
Term 4Hours
CHM 1200
and CHM 1201
4
BIO 1700
and BIO 1701
4
Open elective3
Open elective3
 14
Term 5Hours
ENG 3105
and ENG 3106
4
CMN 11003
HSC 33003
Open elective3
Open elective3
 16
Term 6Hours
PHL 2130 or 21403
HMG 21103
Professional elective3
Professional elective3
Open elective3
 15
Term 7Hours
Professional elective3
Open elective3
Open elective3
Open elective3
Open elective3
 15
Term 8Hours
HSC 48503
Professional elective3
Professional elective3
Open elective3
Open elective3
 15
Total Hours: 120