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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES

Bachelor of Science in Health Science

Undergraduate
Program Coordinator

Sarah Taylor
316-978-3060
Sarah.Taylor@wichita.edu
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Program Details
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pdficon Course Descriptions
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The Bachelor of Science in Health Science program at Wichita State University is designed for students interested in admission to clinical programs such as nursing, medical laboratory sciences, dental hygiene, medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, chiropractic, etc. Baccalaureate trained graduates also seek employment in health care sectors such as pharmaceutical or hospital sales, specialists in insurance companies, science technicians or research assistants. Students focus in the basic sciences during the first two years of the program, followed by more focused study in aging studies, clinical health care management and/or public health during the last two years. Individuals holding an associate degree in a health-related field (e.g., radiologic technologists, respiratory therapists) interested in supervisory or clinical instructional positions would find this degree beneficial.

Key Program Features

  • Acquire leadership skills. Students build personal and professional leadership, analytic and administrative skills that will allow them to serve in a leadership capacity necessary for entry-level managerial positions in the health care sector.
  • Flexible schedule.  Students have flexible options such as, full or part-time and online courses.
  • Prepare for clinical studies.  Students who complete the Health Science program are prepared to continue to a clinical program in nursing, medical laboratory sciences, dental hygiene, medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, chiropractic, etc.
  • Career opportunities. The Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree prepares students for careers in hospitals or doctors' offices, counseling centers, insurance companies, the pharmaceutical industry and research laboratories.

 

Program FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions About the Program
Question Answer
Program Entry Point Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Length 26 months
Study Plan Options Full-time, part-time, and some courses offered online
Application Deadline n/a
Minimum GPA to apply 2.00
Acceptance Fee A one- time acceptance fee of $50 will be assessed upon enrollment in PHS 475 Health Science Capstone.