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Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Program

The undergraduate program in Health Sciences at Drexel University exposes students to a wide variety of careers in health care and related professions including rehabilitation professions (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, cardiac rehabilitation), physician assistant studies, nursing, exercise physiology, nutrition sciences, clinical research, public health, health advocacy, bioethics, health psychology, and others.

While working with our interdisciplinary faculty, students have the opportunity to explore the different facets of health-related professions before embarking on further education in a more specialized field in post-baccalaureate and graduate programs. Whether you are on the fast-track to a career in health professions, or you need a little more time determining your career path, the Health Sciences Program offers a multitude of options for earning a Bachelor's of Science degree.

What you'll learn

The College of Nursing and Health Professions' Health Sciences Program provides a four-year course of study for students interested in pursuing careers in health-related professions.

Courses in health and clinical sciences, research methods and statistics, and healthcare ethics are combined with a core curriculum in mathematics, humanities, and social science electives to provide a fully integrated eclectic and rigorous curriculum. This wide breadth of courses is designed to give students exposure to an array of opportunities.  For example, students will have a strong foundation in health science research preparing them for possible employment in clinical research settings. The multidisciplinary approach to the curriculum provides students a competitive edge in the marketplace and in the pursuit of graduate studies within the Health Professions.

An invaluable co-op employment opportunity is also part of the Health Sciences curriculum. With co-operative education programs, students intersperse periods of career-related employment with their studies. Some co-op employers of previous Health Sciences students have included Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, McGee Rehabilitation Hospital, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital, Good Shepherd Penn Partners and NovaCare, as well as many other health care facilities in the region.

What makes the Health Sciences program unique?

  • Dedicated, experienced faculty that teach undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Accelerated degree options with Drexel's Physician Assistant Studies and Doctor of Physical Therapy programs.
  • You are part of the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions with access to various practice environments and educational facilities.

Admissions

For Entering Freshmen

To review admission prerequisites, visit the Admission Prerequisites page. 

To find admissions deadlines, apply online, check out financial aid information, and find the current schedule for open houses, visit the Undergraduate Admissions site.

For Transferring Students

To review transfer instructions, visit the Transfer Instructions page.

For International Students

To review transfer instructions, visit the International Instructions page.

COMPLIANCE

The College of Nursing and Health Professions has a compliance process that may be required for every student. Some of these steps may take significant time to complete. Please plan accordingly.

Visit the Compliance pages for more information.

Accreditation

MSA: The Health Sciences Program is fully accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. www.middlestates.org

Program Level Outcomes

At Drexel University we believe that a well-formulated set of Program Level Outcomes [PLO] that support and are consistent with the institutional mission and goals are the building blocks of an effective assessment program. 

Click here to view the College of Nursing and Health Professions Department of Health Sciences Program Level Outcomes.