BS in Health Sciences


  • East Falls Campus
  • Continuing & Professional Studies

Degree Earned

  • Bachelor of Science

Program Type

  • On Campus - Continuing Education

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Program Overview

No matter what’s fueling your ambition, we have the tools and structure to help you every step of the way as you achieve your goals.

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Program health sciences major provides you with the necessary background and skills to work in health careers, such as positions in pathology labs, clinical trials or the pharmaceutical industry. Additionally, you will complete prerequisite coursework for entry into graduate programs for a variety of health professions.

Accelerated Program Features

health sciences student

Generous transfer credits accepted

Schedule for Your Busy Life: Eight-week terms; hybrid and online courses enable you to schedule your education around life and career demands.

Learn from the Real-world: Experienced faculty give insight into the field, while collaborative projects help develop practical skills while building your network.


To earn a Bachelor of Science degree, you must complete a minimum of 120 credits. These credits are acquired through transfer of credits from previously attended accredited colleges, universities and institutes, and through courses taken at Jefferson. Specific course requirements are listed below. Remaining credits are satisfied with elective courses.

General Requirements

College-level courses in writing, math, science, history, social science, humanities, and information systems are required for a Bachelor of Science degree.

  • HIST-321 Business, Industry and Work in American History
  • HUMN-310 Globalization and World Politics
  • SOC-310 The Social Science of the Workplace
  • COMM-320 Professional Communication Skills
  • CSSEM-499 Professional Studies Capstone Seminar

  • CSSEM-300 Professional Practice Seminar
  • MGMT-361 Leadership Theory and Ethical Practices
  • BIOL-104 Biology II
  • STAT-311 Finding and Evaluating Statistical Data
  • BIOL-201 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • IT-201 Learning and Technology

(Choose any five of the below six options; Introduction to Psychology is the prerequisite for all Psych courses)
  • BIOL - 202 Anatomy and Physiology II 
  • PSYCH - 201 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYCH - 213 Developmental Psychology 
  • BEHLT - 341 Behavioral Health and Neurorehabilitation
  • PSYCH 233 - Interpersonal Relations and Small Group Dynamics
  • BEHLT - 499 Applied Project in Behavioral Health and Neurorehabilitation

*Biology I and II, and Anatomy and Physiology I and II are only available at the Jefferson - East Falls Campus. Other courses in this program are offered at both locations.

**Students who are pursuing admission to graduate programs in allied health, such as MidwiferyOccupational Therapy or Physician Assistant Studies will need to complete Anatomy and Physiology II and will be advised to select that course as one of their five required major option courses.