Health Sciences Course Requirements
The traditional four-year B.S. in Health Sciences program is available to new undergraduate students, while a 2+2 degree completion option is available to current healthcare professionals holding a previous associate degree.
Our three major options offer a customized approach to learning that fuels entrance to the healthcare field. For four-year program students, a minimum of 120 credits include general education courses, core health sciences courses, and courses in your chosen concentration area. Transfer students with previous college credits may have some general education requirements waived.
The core courses you take may include:
- BIO220: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
- BEH 260: Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
- PHL 340: Ethics in Theory and Practice
- MGT 380: Leadership and Change in Organizations
- BHA 414: Research and Evidence Based Practice
Whether you are focused on healthcare administration, working in community spaces, or pursuing advanced degrees, prepare for rewarding professions with our interdisciplinary, self-directed program.
On-Campus/Online Degree Completion Option
Those working in the healthcare industry with an associate degree can enhance their education and discover advanced opportunities in various fields, from admission to graduate programs to leadership positions at work, through York’s online or on-campus 2+2 degree completion option.
What 2+2 means is that you can complete the B.S. in Health Sciences degree requirements in less time than the traditional four years, after applying your previous educational credit. This option, designed for working healthcare professionals, can be pursued completely online or through taking on-campus courses, whichever is convenient for you.
If you currently work in a position such as a respiratory therapist, radiology technician, phlebotomist, or physical therapy assistant, and have an associate degree, the B.S. in Health Sciences 2+2 program could be the most convenient way for you to advance or pivot your career.
The Professional Health Sciences degree concentration is a pathway to pursuing advanced healthcare careers such as physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician assistant (PA), and pharmacologist.
If you are planning on applying to medical school or PA programs after earning an undergraduate degree, the program’s Professional concentration tailors your health sciences education to include advanced courses such as:
- BIO 240: Genetics
- BIO 354: Immunology
- CHM 136: General Chemistry II
- PHY 110: General Physics I
The business side of healthcare is an in-demand field with many advancement opportunities. In our Business concentration, you’ll learn administrative and marketing skills in preparation for careers in areas such as medical equipment sales, healthcare marketing, organizational leadership and management, and more.
Courses in this concentration introduce you to essential business concepts. You may take courses like:
- ACC 220: Financial Accounting
- BHA 415: Administration of Healthcare Systems
- MKT 100: Principles of Marketing
- MKT 335: New Product Planning and Marketing
Education in the social and behavioral sciences helps students get ready for careers in community health, from helping citizens navigate medical services to educating the public about wellness. We enable students to excel in this sphere by including topics such as:
- SOC 302: Sociology of Health and Illness
- PSY 230: Abnormal Psychology
- GER 312: Psychological Aspects of Aging
- SOC 302: Sociology of Health and Illness
Select the Social/Behavioral concentration if you find yourself drawn to practice in community settings.
Earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences at York College of Pennsylvania
York College of Pennsylvania’s Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree program is designed for any student seeking career opportunities in the healthcare field.
With concentrations in sought-after health and wellness areas, and a convenient online and accelerated option for working professionals, the B.S. in Health Sciences degree can position students for fulfilling and lucrative careers they are passionate about.
Take the next step toward majoring in health sciences at York. Learn about admissions, request more information, or begin your application today.