Bachelor of Science with a Major in Health Sciences 2022-2023 Edition

The Bachelor of Science with a major in Health Sciences is designed to provide students with a fully integrated and comprehensive curriculum to prepare them for a variety of careers within the health sciences and healthcare sector.  The program core, which fuses courses in the sciences, communication, and psychology, will expose students to the multiple facets of health and introduce them to a variety of careers in health care and related professions.  Depending on interest and career aspirations, students will then select upper-level courses that are aligned with one of our three tailored tracks (general health sciences, behavioral health, and health promotion) and meet requirements for admission to graduate level clinical and non-clinical programs, as well as the employment sector.

Our unique emphasis on interdisciplinary study and the tailored tracks, coupled with expert faculty and the infusion of experiential learning opportunities, gives students the flexibility to explore different facets of health-related professions.  This, combined with the core business skills a Bryant education provides, will equip students with a truly unique skill set enabling them to solve problems and be successful in multiple areas of the health industry.

The program coordinator and designated faculty mentors will provide the counseling required for students to select courses and explore career opportunities in this expansive and lucrative sector.  

Students in the Health Sciences major will:

  • Explain the socio-economic, behavioral, biological, environmental, and other factors that impact human health and contribute to health disparities.
  • Communicate effectively on a variety of topics related to health and health care.
  • Demonstrate content knowledge in the health sciences.
  • Describe the basic concepts, methods, and tools of public health data collection, use and analysis.
  • Design a project that uses the fundamental concepts of program implementation including planning, assessment, and evaluation to address a public health challenge.
  • Gain a comprehensive and holistic perspective of health which will prepare them to successfully enter a variety of health-related careers and gain acceptance to graduate programs.

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Health Sciences Curriculum Requirements

First-Year Gateway Experience
Global Foundations of Character and Leadership
Global Foundations of Organizations and Business
Writing Workshop
Bryant IDEA: Innovation and Design Experience For All
Health Science Degree Core Requirements
Biology I Principles of Biology
Chemistry I Introductory Chemistry
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Health Communication
Research Methods in Health Sciences
General Health Sciences Track
Human Health and Disease
Choose 3 additional courses from the list below, one must be at the 400 level. Also take one additional course from one of the other tracks.
Biology II Organismal Biology
Introductory Chemistry II Chemical Systems
Nutrition
Anatomy and Physiology I
Genetics
Organic Chemistry I
Biochemistry
Organic Chemistry II
Microbiology
Computer Programming for the Sciences
Anatomy and Physiology II
Human Kinesiology
Global Health Challenges
Immunity and Disease
Introduction to Neuroscience
Health Sciences Internship
Behavioral Track
Health Psychology
Choose 3 additional courses from the list below, one must be at the 400 level. Also take one additional course from one of the other tracks.
Introduction to Psychopathology
Child and Adolescent Development
Adult Development and Aging
Positive Psychology
Child Psychopathology
Counseling Theory and Practice
Exercise and Sport Psychology
Drugs and Behavior
Psychological Testing and Assessment
Judgement and Decision Making
Persuasion and Social Influence
Health Sciences Internship
Health Promotion Track
Advanced Health Communication Health Campaigns
Choose 3 additional courses from the list below, one must be at the 400 level. Also take one additional course from one of the other tracks.
Crisis and Risk Communication
Persuasion and Social Influence
Health Psychology
Community Psychology
Human Health and Disease
Global Health Challenges
Health Sciences Internship
Suggested Electives for all Tracks:
Advanced Health Communication Health Campaigns
Behavioral Economics and Applications
Economics of Health and Medical Care
Health Law
Sociology of Gender, Illness, and Health
Liberal Arts Core Requirements
Microeconomic Principles
Macroeconomic Principles
Introduction to Literary Studies
Mathematical Analysis
Statistics I
Two Humanities Survey Courses
Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements - Modes of Thought 1
Two Social Science Modes of Thought
One Historical Mode of Thought (upper division)
One Literary Mode of Thought (upper division)
Two Scientific Modes of Thought 2
Business Minor Requirement
Selection is made from a variety of business minors (Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Marketing Analytics, and Sales).
Electives
Subject to programmatic constraints, students may elect to take additional business courses beyond the required minor.
1

Modes of Thought requirements can be met by appropriate courses in the major.

2

Include one Lab Science. One science must be taken at the 300 or 400 level.

 A minimum of 122 credit hours required for graduation