Bachelor of Science in Health Science

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science program offers the opportunity for students to explore foundational principles for a wide range of health professions. Students will apply these principles to specific concentrations in patient navigation and public health. Students graduating from this program will be able to work in a variety of healthcare 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.

Bachelor of Science in Health Science Student Outcomes

  • Understand concepts related to physical, and mental health and wellness.
  • Discuss various trends in health care and social determinants impacting health care.
  • Apply professional and leadership principles to a variety of health care roles.
  • Collaborate with health care providers in the provision of health services.
  • Demonstrate necessary communication and scholarly activities for graduate education.

Patient Navigation Concentration Outcomes

  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge to guide patients, caregivers, and family members through a treatment plan with the goal of improving patient outcomes.
  • Identify and utilize community resources for patient navigation to support the plan of care.
  • Apply patient navigation concepts across the lifespan in acute and non-acute settings.
  • Examine cultural, sociopolitical, psychological, legal, ethical and economic factors that impact patient navigation.
  • Collaborate with health care professionals in the development, implementation and evaluation of patients' plan of care.

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Public Health Concentration Outcomes

  • Function as public health professionals for the health-related problems of individuals in school, workplace or various community environments.
  • Gather and analyze health-related data to identify and evaluate health needs of individuals groups and communities.
  • Examine cultural, sociopolitical, psychological, legal, ethical and economic factors that impact public health.
  • Collaborate with local, regional and national healthcare agencies to foster health and wellness in communities.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the role of a public health professionals in pandemic and disaster events.

Academic map for public health concentration (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

Concentrations for Bachelor of Science in Health Science?

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science offers two concentrations: public health and patient navigation. Areas A-F of the program plan for both concentrations offer the same choices and include the same requirements. The health science major degree-specific requirements share 32 hours of common curriculum for both concentrations.

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When will I be able to select health science as a major?

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science program is currently available to declare as a major.

Admissions requirements to get into the health science degree program?

There are no admissions requirements needed to be accepted into the program. Students will be able to select the health science degree as a freshman when they apply to GGC. Current students will be able to change their major to health science at any time. While there are no admission requirements for the health science degree, students will be held at a higher standard as deemed necessary for the health profession.

Areas A-E course offerings?

Areas A-E closely align with the pre-nursing program with the following exceptions:

  • Area D: MATH 2000 Statistics replaces the ITEC 2110/2120 requirement
  • Area F: Includes HSCI 2000 Medical Terminology
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