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Program Information

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.

To view a major program sequence to assist with course planning, click here.

Degree Information

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

(120 credit hours) Requirements are subject to change.

Contact Informaton

For more information about this major, contact Dr. Sofija Zagarins, Coordinator of the Health Science major at (413) 748-3482 szagarins@springfieldcollege.edu or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.

I. Curricular Requirements

IA. Core Curriculum (40 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 Core Curriculum Program Requirements - Undergraduate Students (40 credits)   section.

To view the general education requirements for students entering Springfield College before Fall 2020, Click Here   

II Major Requirements

C. Related requirements (14 credits)

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

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