Bachelor of Science: Health Science
Patient Health Care Needs Advocates Like You
As a healthcare professional with a degree in health science, you’ll examine cultural, sociopolitical, psychological, legal, ethical and economic factors that impact public health – knowledge that bridges the gap between individuals and their wellness, physical and mental health.
Choose a variety of healthcare settings such as hospitals, research laboratories, private medical offices, ambulatory clinics, public health organizations, the insurance industry and government agencies, and become a healthcare advocate.
Access to bachelor's degrees for more people, where potential trumps privilege, and tenacity and commitment matter more than one’s academic past. Honors Program? We’ve got you covered there, too.
Attentive education that focuses on your success with faculty mentorships that linger after graduation. Standards are high, but you’ve got this with access to tutoring and professors who are engaged in your success.
GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture and affordable tuition educate today's careers, and change the future for students at all levels, of all ages, from all walks of life.
Health Science Concentrations
A patient navigator helps guide a patient through the health care system. This includes help going through the screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of a medical condition, such as cancer. A patient navigator helps patients communicate with their health care providers and may also help patients set up appointments for doctor visits and medical tests, as well as get financial, legal and social support. They may also work with insurance companies, employers, case managers, lawyers and others who may have an effect on a patient’s health care needs. Careers include patient navigator, patient advocate, access navigator, community outreach linkage navigator, health navigator and/or patient care coordinator.
Careers in public health include health educator, health sciences officer, health program manager/analyst, health communications specialist, health services manager, environmental scientists, epidemiologist/biostatistician, research assistant and/or disease investigator. This is not an exhaustive list, but these roles are most often found in local, state or federal government organizations, community-based organizations or non-profit organizations. Many graduates of the program also go on to graduate programs in public health, health care administration or health care management.
Careers and Grad School Prep
Health science graduates work in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, research laboratories, private medical offices, ambulatory clinics, public health organizations, the insurance industry and government agencies. Students obtaining the Bachelor of Science in Health Science also will be able to move forward to graduate education in a variety of fields. Potential careers include the following:
- Access navigator
- Community outreach linkage navigator
- Disease investigator
- Environmental scientists
- Epidemiologist / biostatistician
- Health communications specialist
- Health educator
- Health navigator
- Health program manager / analyst
- Health sciences officer
- Health services manager
- Patient advocate
- Patient care coordinator
- Patient navigator
- Research assistant
GGC fosters partnerships with local community organizations to provide tangible experiences that move portfolios to the top of the employment pile.
- Academic conference presentations
- Service learning
Minors, Certificates, Certifications
Minors, certificates and certifications add value and enhance degrees for enrolled degree-seeking students. Learn more about available professional certificate programs for non-degree seeking students.
Challenge. Question. Collaborate. Contribute.
Unique to GGC’s focus on student engagement, faculty invite students at all levels – including freshmen – to collaborate on research projects, conference presentations, even co-authoring articles published in academic journals.