Mission Statement

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences is to educate students through a cross-disciplinary curriculum that will serve as the foundation for further academic pursuits or career advancement.

Program Goals

  • Educate students with an integrated knowledge in the health sciences
  • Develop skills necessary for 21st century careers and entry into graduate or professional training programs;
  • Provide evidence-based educational experiences that promote integrated knowledge of the science of health, vocational discernment, community engagement, and Franciscan core values; and
  • Provide educational experiences that meet the needs of the communities we serve.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  • Apply evidence-based principles to problems in a concentrated field of study.
  • Communicate effectively on a variety of topics related to a concentrated field of study
  • Use resources from the literature associated with a concentrated field of study.
  • Exhibit awareness of ethical responsibilities in a variety of settings.
  • Explain skills and theories that can be applied in preparation to lead or manage effectively in a health care environment.


See Transfer Equivalencies regarding transferability of courses taken at other regionally accredited colleges and universities. Further information regarding transfer of credit can be obtained at the Office of Admissions. Credit for university level achievement may be awarded through the CLEP and/or ACT examination.

Is this an online program?

Although health sciences majors have options to enroll in many online courses, there will be some courses that are only offered in a face-to-face format.