BS in Health Studies


Institute of Emerging Health Professions, Continuing & Professional Studies


Bachelor of Science


East Falls





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 Bachelor of Science degree completion program in Health Studies serves the needs of students who are interested in a health professions-related program, but who desire maximum flexibility in designing their curriculum. Health Studies majors often have varied backgrounds and future interests that cannot be captured in a singularly-focused health-related degree. The BS in Health Studies will provide you with a solid major core in health studies, including timely topics such as health systems and policy and public health and epidemiology, while enabling you to leverage your prior college coursework and to tailor your health studies electives and free electives to personal goals.

Graduates of the BS in Health Studies will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the forces impacting health and healthcare organizations; access, use, and evaluate evidence-based information effectively; exhibit leadership behaviors in preparation to lead effectively in an interprofessional role; apply ethical principles to health scenarios; and demonstrate commitment to self-directed lifelong learning to promote personal and professional development.

Accelerated Program Features

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 (health studies elective courses and free electives).

Health Studies Curriculum

  • Written communication elective
  • Written communication elective
  • Science Elective
  • Math Elective
  • COMM 220 Speaking to Lead in the Digital Age
  • PHIL 222 Applied Professional Ethics
  • Social Science Elective

  • CSSE 101 Learning Across the Lifespan 
  • HSC 120 Medical Terminology
  • HSC 200 Structure and Function of the Human Body

  • HSC 201 Human Disease and Treatment
  • HSM 301 Health Systems and Policy
  • HSM 350 Princ of Public Health & Epidemiology
  • NUTR 301 Nutrition
  • HST 498 Health Studies Capstone

  • CLC 310 Creativity Foundations and Applications
  • CLC 330 Project Management 
  • CLC 340 Leading Diverse Organizations
  • CLC 350 Creative Leadership
  • CLC 360 Leadership in the Digital Age

Health Studies electives - Choose electives from biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences or health professions.