College of Professional Studies
An academically rigorous degree program, the Bachelor of Science in Health Science includes science-based courses in biology, chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, along with electives such as pharmacology, epidemiology, public health, nutrition and healthcare management that allow you to focus in your areas of interest.
- Boston Location
- Classroom Format
- Fall, Spring, Summer Entry Terms
- Yes Meets F1 Visa Requirements
If you’re interested in working in a health-related profession or continuing on to graduate school to obtain an advanced degree in medicine, dentistry, respiratory therapy, nursing, or public health, then you should consider a bachelor’s degree in health science—a solid foundation for either path.
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.
All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.
30 semester hours required
Complete one of the following two courses with corresponding lab:
Complete the following two courses with corresponding labs:
Choose one of the following:
Choose one of the following:
Major Required Courses
36 semester hours required
15 semester hours required
Complete 15 semester hours from the following subject areas:
BIO, CHM, HMG, HSC, MTH, PHY, PSY
Complete a minimum of 39 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.
Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:
- Experiential Learning at Work — Working professionals collaborate with their employer to develop a project that addresses a key business need their company has in an area they want familiarity with.
- Experiential Network (XN) — Students work virtually with a sponsoring organization on a short-term project over a six-week period.
- Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.
Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing fields in the country. Health science graduates will be well equipped to pursue clinical and non-clinical opportunities in hospitals, clinics, government agencies, sports facilities, pharmaceutical companies, and insurance companies. Because of the many specialties available, your career path will be largely determined by the health science courses you select to complete your degree.
- Between 2014 and 2024, there is expected to be 19% growth in healthcare jobs (BLS 2015).
What can you do with your degree?
The Bachelor of Science in Health Science is designed for students who are interested in working in a health-related industry, either in a management or professional role. This bachelor of science degree is also well suited for students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in medicine, dentistry, respiratory therapy, nursing (direct entry), or public health.
Successful graduates of this degree program will be prepared for careers as:
- Science technicians
- Medical and health services managers
- Insurance underwriters
- Social or community service managers
Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.
The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students.
- $1.6K Cost Per Course
- $10.2K Avg Institutional Aid
- 45% % Receiving Aid