Dec 04, 2023
The health care field is booming, with an estimated 2.4 million new jobs being created through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Get your start in this exciting and growing field by joining the health science major at Springfield College. This flexible major helps you explore your career options in the health care industry and prepares you to meet your personal goals, whether they involve graduate-level education or an entry-level career in health care. Students in the health science major go on to graduate programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, physician assistant, medicine, biostatistics, public health, and other health-related fields, as well as careers in areas such as health insurance, hospital administration, pharmaceutical sales, and scientific writing.
The health science major is ideal for students who know they want to work in health care and want to explore the options available to them, as well as for students who enter college with specific healthcare-related career goals already in mind.
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Required Credits: 120
School: School of Health Sciences
Department: Public Health and Health Professions
Locations: Main Campus (Springfield)
Additional Information: https://springfield.edu/programs/health-science
Undergraduate Curriculum Overview
The Academic Advising Center provides the following repositories of sequencing and curriculum guides for all undergraduate majors and minors to assist with course planning:
- There may be circumstances where credit totals do not reflect coursework that is eligible to count towards Core Curriculum and Major Requirement sections of a major simultaneously.
- Degree requirements are subject to change.
I. Core Curriculum (40 credits)
This Core Curriculum is faithful to the Springfield College mission and further strengthens the Humanics philosophy of educating students in spirit, mind, and body. It is a cornerstone of a Springfield College education. Regardless of one’s major, it provides a strong, developmental, and holistic foundation for leaders in service to humanity. Upon completion, all graduates will be prepared to learn, lead, and serve in diverse, multicultural, and global contexts as well as in any career path they may choose. They will have the knowledge, habits of the mind, skills, and abilities to face unexpected situations and challenges, the values and attitudes for self-motivation and a vision of service that stems from hope, optimism and making a difference, as well as the self-determination to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
View the Core Curriculum Requirements (40 credits) section for a complete list of the domains and courses therein.
II Major Requirements (56-58 credits)
A. Required Courses (33 credits)
B. Health Science Selectives (12-14 credits)
Select 4 courses (12-14 credits) from the following list:
C. Mathematics Selective (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from the following list:
D. Science Selectives (8 credits)
Select one sequence of Science selectives (8 credits) from the following options:
III. Electives (to complete a minimum of 120 credits)