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Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a major in Health Science

(120 credit hours) Requirements are subject to change.

The Health Science major is designed to provide an introduction to contemporary issues in health care, explore the needs of clients who receive health care services, provide introductory skills in the organization and analysis of health care information, and facilitate the student’s exploration of specific areas of interest and career goals.  The program provides a flexible course of study and interdisciplinary educational experiences to help the student explore these interests and gain educational preparation for career opportunities after college or to support preparation for professional education at the graduate level.  Program advisement, student choice of upper division practicum and health science courses, and substantial free elective credits allow the student to tailor the program to their needs and interests.  The curriculum prepares students for a variety of career and employment opportunities in health care with entry at the bachelor’s degree level.  As the demands for health care services continue to increase, career opportunities continue to grow in private and public hospitals and clinical facilities, health care and human service agencies, and various sectors of the health care industry.

For more information about this major, contact Dr. Joseph Stano, Coordinator of the Health Science major at (413) 748-3375 or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.

Download a Health Science Program Checksheet

CURRICULAR REQUIREMENTS


I. General Education Program (40 - 46 credits)


The General Education program at Springfield College is informed by its century-old Humanics tradition of educating the whole person in spirit, mind, and body, for leadership in service to humanity. These requirements have the goal of developing literate, thoughtful, socially responsible students, and instilling in them a spirit of inquiry into the nature of humankind and the universe. Towards those ends, the requirements emphasize and encourage: the acquisition of knowledge, understanding, and competency essential for the improvement of the human condition in a diverse society; a search for personal and spiritual values; and the development of an understanding and appreciation of physical well-being.  For specific requirements, see the General Education Program (40 - 46 credits)  section or the Sequencing Guide for this major.

II Major Requirements


III. Choose from one of the following required concentrations:


A. Public Health (12 credits)


Four of the courses below are chosen in consultation with your advisor.  The requirements listed below may be used to satisfy all of the prerequisites for application to graduate programs in various professions.  Work closely with the departmental advisor to insure that all prerequisites for your specific career choice are met.

B. Health Professions (12-13 credits)


Four of the courses below are chosen in consultation with your advisor.  The requirements listed below may be used to satisfy all of the prerequisites for application to graduate programs in various professions.  Work closely with the departmental advisor to insure that all prerequisites for your specific career choice are met.

C. Clinical Medicine (16 credits)


Four of the courses below and their labs are chosen in consultation with your advisor.  The requirements listed below may be used to satisfy all of the prerequisites for application to graduate programs in various professions.  Work closely with the departmental advisor to insure that all prerequisites for your specific career choice are met.

Note: If the BIOL 121/123, 122/124 sequence is used to fulfill part of the Related Requirements in in section B, they may not be used to satisfy the Clinical Medicine Professions requirements.

IV. Electives (to complete a minimum of 120 credits)


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