Jun 20, 2024  
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Health Sciences (available to students in Fall 2023)


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Grounded in the liberal arts and embedded in Providence College’s Catholic and Dominican tradition, the new bachelor of science in health sciences (BSHS) degree program offers a rigorous academic curriculum that prepares students for a wide range of careers in the health professions, including those in clinically related patient care, community and public health, clinical research, health services, and health education and promotion. Students also are prepared for graduate study in nursing, physical therapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy, dietetics, and other clinical and non-clinical careers.

Bachelor of Science 

Health science is a diverse area of study involving a variety of disciplines that contribute to the science and practice of healthcare. In the bachelor of science in health sciences program, students are exposed to an array of courses that include chemistry, microbiology, human anatomy and physiology, biostatistics, and psychology. Additionally, students have opportunities to study various topics more in-depth, including health and society, data science, medical technology, public health, epidemiology, and many more.

The BSHS degree program requires 16 health sciences courses for 52 credits. Students will apply their classroom knowledge to real-world experiences in a variety of settings under the supervision of practicing healthcare clinicians, public health professionals, clinical or faculty researchers, and others in their respective fields of interest. All students will be required to complete an internship or choose a directed capstone study option.

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