Bachelor of Science in Health Science

Get ready for success in the world of healthcare

If you’re planning a future in a health-related field, a bachelor’s degree in Health Science can get you started on the right foot. Majoring in Health Science prepares you for graduate or professional schools in a variety of health-centered fields, like medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, veterinary medicine and more!

Frostburg State University’s Health Science program was uniquely created to offer you an alternative to the traditional biology or chemistry degrees that students use to prepare for health-related graduate or professional schools. FSU’s program combines rigorous core coursework with a selection of natural, social and health science electives so you can fit your degree to your personal preferences and goals.

  • Excel in a program designed to prepare you for advanced studies.
  • Select your courses in this interdisciplinary program to meet the prerequisites required by your school or schools of interest.

Health Science Highlights

  • Find your niche in a curriculum that offers both a strong background in the natural, social and health sciences and a wide selection of electives to fit your individual needs and goals.
  • Access modern science laboratory facilities in the Compton Science Center.
  • Stay involved with FSU’s many student organizations, which include the Pre-Professional Medical Society, the Student Members of the American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta National Biological Society and Gamma Sigma Epsilon National Chemistry Honor Society.

About Our Health Science Faculty:

  • Connect with professors from departments across the university in this interdisciplinary program. You’ll meet teachers with unique research interests and strengths who can help you determine and prepare for your dream career.
  • Engage with your teachers in small lecture and lab sections that create one-on-one time with professors.

Sample Health Science Courses:

Medical Terminology – Discussion of medical terminology, symbols and abbreviations, and the application of this new language in the field of health care. Focus is on medical vocabulary and being able to construct terms using word parts such as roots, suffixes and prefixes as they relate to body structure and function.

Biomedical Ethics – Ethical issues in medicine and biomedical research. Such problem areas as the physician/patient relationship, patients’ rights and professionals’ obligations, human experimentation, genetics and reproductive technologies, and social justice and health care.

Scientific Writing – Introduction to formats, prose and style specifications for Natural Science curricula. Focuses on language, research, critical analysis and interdisciplinary impact of scientific discoveries.

Find out more about Frostburg State University’s Health Science program

Career Outlook for Health Science Specialists

Students pursuing degrees from graduate or professional schools in health fields face extremely bright prospects, as the healthcare field is undergoing rapid growth and applicants with advanced degrees are in high demand. Healthcare-related occupations are expected to add about 2.3 million new jobs between 2014 and 2024, with physical therapists, home health aides and occupational and physical therapy aids seeing the most growth, although job creation is expected to be strong across the board. An advanced degree also qualifies a professional to move on to more advanced positions. For more information, check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ page on Healthcare Occupations.

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