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The Bachelor of Science in Health Studies Program is designed to prepare graduates with an understanding of a wide range of health-related concepts with a strong emphasis on problem-solving skills and critical thinking. The comprehensive curriculum provides a solid foundation of general education, health-related science and in-depth perspectives in health and healthcare delivery.

The BS in Health Studies program offers two tracks: a general track for those students who plan to work in a healthcare field and are not interested in pursuing advanced degrees that require more intensive science prerequisites; and a science track for students who plan to go on for graduate studies in Medicine, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Health Administration, or other graduate programs.

  • Employment rate in various healthcare agencies in the tri-state area – 100%
  • Salary range after completion of Bachelor of Science in Health Studies degree by the Bureau of Labor Statistics –  $51,000 – $56,000

Admission Requirements

  • Graduates from an accredited secondary school with a record indicating potential to succeed in college.
  • Students with an associate degree are allowed to transfer 60 credits following the criteria stated in the Admissions section of the Undergraduate Studies Bulletin.
  • A minimum of 30 credits will be awarded to students holding hospital-based credit and a license/credential in an allied health profession but who do not possess an associate degree.

Degree Plan

All students must take:

General education courses

Science track students are required to take the following general education courses:

University requirements (8 credits)

BS Health Studies (General Track)

General education courses (74 credits)

Free electives (6 credits)

Major requirements (38 credits)

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.

BS Health Studies (Science Track)

General education requirements (79 credits)

Major requirements (33 credits)

Special Information

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Health Studies – general track may apply for the Accelerated Baccalaureate in Nursing. Students in the Bachelor of Science Health Studies – general track who have completed requirements and meet admission criteria may be eligible to transfer to the 4 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Graduates of the Bachelor in Science in Health Studies – science track may apply for graduate studies.

Contact Information
Prof. Marilyn R. Rubin
201-692-2847
rubin@fdu.edu