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.

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Access

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

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.

Affordable

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.

Ready. Set. Become a Grizzly.

Health Science Concentrations

Patient navigation

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.

Public health

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.

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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

Engaged Learning

GGC fosters partnerships with local community organizations to provide tangible experiences that move portfolios to the top of the employment pile.

  • Academic conference presentations
  • Internships
  • Service learning

GGC also creates global engagement through internationalized i‑courses and study abroad opportunities.

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What can I do with this Major?Career Exploration / Readiness

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.

African American studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an African American studies minor.

Anthropology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an anthropology minor.

Biology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biology minor.

Biomedical sciences for academic enhancers certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biomedical sciences for academic enhancers certificate.

Biomedical sciences for career changers certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biomedical sciences for career changers certificate.

Business administration minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a business administration minor (non-business majors).

Business intelligence certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a business intelligence certificate.

Chemistry minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a chemistry minor.

Creative writing minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a creative writing minor.

Criminal justice / criminology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a criminal justice / criminology minor.

Cybersecurity certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a cybersecurity certificate.

English minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an English minor.

Film minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a film minor.

Gender studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a gender studies minor.

Geography minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a geography minor.

Gerontology certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a gerontology certificate.

Global studies certification

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a global studies certification.

History minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a history minor.

Information Technology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an information technology minor.

Integrative arts minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a integrative arts minor.

Latin American studies certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Latin American studies certificate.

Mathematics minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a mathematics minor.

Musical studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a musical studies minor.

Paralegal certification

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a paralegal certification.

Physics minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a physics minor.

Political science minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a political science minor.

Professional studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a professional studies minor.

Religious studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a religious studies minor.

Sociology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a sociology minor.

Spanish for professionals certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Spanish for professionals certificate.

Spanish minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Spanish minor.

TESOL certification

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a TESOL certification.

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Get Involved

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.

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Student Planning Tools

Academic Maps

Chart your four-year schedule of courses.

Academic Maps

Mentoring Milestones

Engage in your college experience.

Mentoring Milestones

Program Plans

Track program requirements and progress.

Program Plans
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