Health Science, BS

Campus: NYC, Westchester


Pace University’s College of Health Professions Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree offers students a flexible and interdisciplinary approach to learning about health sciences and our health care system. The program offers courses that introduce students to essential health science topics, including courses in health promotion, health policy, health care ethics, health care for diverse populations, global health systems, epidemiology, health care innovation, and management in health care. 

Please Note:

  • The Health Science curriculum is a full-time day program; a variety of teaching platforms exist including a range of in-class, online, and some evening courses.
  • Students from other majors will be able to take health science courses as electives 

These basic science and foundation courses will prepare students for a variety of careers in the healthcare field. This 120-credit program includes courses in the natural sciences, 30 credits in core courses, including a 6-credit research capstone project, and up to two 15-credit concentrations. 

Step 1: Choose a Track

Students choose one of three tracks upon declaring a BS in Health Science major.

  • Generalist
  • Pre-Nursing Preparation (Pleasantville Campus only)
  • Pre-Physician Assistant Preparation

Step 2: Choose Concentration(s)

Students choose concentration(s) by the end of freshman year. (Generalist and Pre-nursing Preparation track students select two concentrations; Pre-physician Assistant Preparation students select one concentration).

  • Global Health
  • Health Policy and Advocacy

Our Health Science Major provides a pathway to exciting careers in the growing health field, including (but not limited to):

  • Public Health Official
  • Health Care Administrator
  • Health Agency Technical Officer
  • Health Policy Analyst
  • Patient Navigator
  • Health Educator/Promoter
  • Community Health Worker
  • Health Advocate

It can also serve as pre-professional preparation for application into professional educational programs including: Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing (ABS), Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS), and graduate-level work in public health.

Note: Completing the health science program does not guarantee admission to a PA or nursing program. Graduates of the BS in Health Science must apply to those programs, meet specific requirements, and compete with all other applicants.

To learn more about this program, visit www.pace.edu/healthscience.

Questions? Contact:

Associate Director of Academic Advising: Elizabeth Colon ecolon@pace.edu
NYC Academic Adviser: Shannon Gribben sgribben@pace.edu
PLV Academic Adviser: Christie Wisecarver cwisecarver@pace.edu
PLV & NYC Staff Associate: Barbara Romani bromani@pace.edu
Interim Department Chair: Dr. Rhonda Maneval D.Ed., RN mailto:rmaneval@pace.edu

 Major Completion Summary

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 44-55
Major Requirements 75
Total Credits 120

University Core Requirements (44-55 Credits)

See complete University Core requirements.

University Core
Complete University Core Requirements44-55
Total Credits44-55

 Major Requirements (75 Credits)

Required Core
HSC 100Health Care Ethics3
HSC 110Introduction to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention3
HSC 200Health Care for Diverse Populations3
HSC 205Health Informatics and Telehealth3
HSC 210Health Care Policy3
HSC 300Genetics in Health Care3
HSC 305Introduction to Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Practice3
HSC 310History of Health Care Systems3
HSC 315Global Health IT and Innovations3
HSC 320Global Primary Health Care: An Introduction3
HSC 324Government, Politics and Policy3
HSC 325Patient Education and Advocacy3
HSC 330Global Environmental Health3
HSC 335Health Policy: The Current State of Affairs3
HSC 400Leadership and Management in Health Care3
HSC 405Global Health: A Field Experience (Capstone)3
HSC 410Global Health Care Systems3
HSC 420Current Issues in Healthcare Delivery (Capstone)3
HSC 480Capstone Project 13
HSC 481Capstone Project ll3
Concentration Program
Select one of the following concentrations:15
Global Health
Health Policy and Advocacy
Total Credits75

Note: Completing the health science program does not guarantee admission to a PA or nursing program. Graduates of the BS in Health Science must apply to those programs, meet specific requirements, and compete with all other applicants.