Health science programs are available at numerous 2- and 4-year colleges and universities. Areas of study within health science programs vary, although many programs offer a core curriculum.
Schools with Health Sciences Programs
Here's a list of schools with applicable programs:
|University/College||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Tuition 2015-2016*|
|Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi||Corpus Christi, Texas||4-year, Public||Post-master's certificate, bachelor's, master's, doctorate||Undergraduate:
|Anna Maria College||Paxton, Massachusetts||4-year, Private not-for-profit||Bachelor's||$35,074|
|Casper College||Casper, Wyoming||2-year, Public||Associate||In-state $2,640
|Chicago State University||Chicago, Illinois||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, master's||Undergraduate: In-state $9,994
Out-of-state $16,954 Graduate:
|Saint Louis University||Saint Louis, Missouri||4-year, Private not-for-profit||Bachelor's, master's,||Undergraduate: $39,226
|Daemen College||Amherst, New York||4-year, Private not-for-profit||Bachelor's, master's||Undergraduate: $25,995
|Hendrix College||Conway, Arkansas||4-year, Private not-for-profit||Bachelor's||$40,870|
|Boston University||Boston, Massachusetts||4-year, Private not-for-profit||Bachelor's, master's, doctorate||Undergraduate: $48,436
School Selection Criteria
Remember these things as you consider different health science schools:
- Students at the undergraduate level who are undecided on their educational path can enroll in a general studies health science associate degree program, while those who are more career-focused can complete concentrations in areas such as radiography or respiratory therapy that prepare them for employment.
- Bachelor's degree programs prepare students for non-clinical career paths, such as health promotion or occupational safety research.
- Students who wish to engage in research and publish academic articles might consider completing a master's degree program.
- Distance learning and partly- and fully-online programs can provide students with flexible scheduling options, which are particularly useful for those with professional or family obligations.
Associate Degree in Health Science
Some associate degree programs in health science are available as general studies training courses for students interested in the health industry, while others offer concentration options in subjects like medical technology, health administration or radiological science. General education courses and basic health science courses help students transfer directly into bachelor's degree programs.
Bachelor's Degree in Health Science
Bachelor's degree programs can be continued from a previously completed associate degree or can be taken as full 4-year programs. Educational tracks in subjects like health safety, health management, disease prevention and pre-medical sciences are available.
Master's Degree in Health Science
The master's degree program curriculum is largely based on the student's area of concentration, and it may require a specific concentration for successful completion. Depending on the concentration, students may complete a final project or research thesis.
Before selecting a health science program, students should explore distance learning options and ensure coursework matches their career and academic goals.