BS Health Science (Pre-Physician Assistant)
The Bachelor of Science in Health Science (Pre-Physician Assistant) degree program is designed to provide the foundational courses for students wishing to pursue admittance to a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program. For those students who do not gain this admittance, opportunities exist for positions in the biological, life, or health sciences. Example positions include health administration, environmental scientist and specialists, and biological technicians.
The curriculum requires completion of a variety of general education courses, foundational courses in anatomy and physiology, biology, and chemistry, as well as healthcare administration courses including healthcare law and ethics, health science research, health economics, and health science leadership. Graduates will have a variety of choices for future education or careers in keeping with the goals of the program.
- The program seeks to assist and support students in developing and carrying out an education and career plan based on an understanding of the demanding requirements for health science education and for a successful career in the health sciences or health professions.
- The program seeks to provide students with the academic knowledge, skills, and tools to enable them to be successful in a Physician Assistant Studies program.
- The program seeks to prepare students to meet expectations for self-directed and lifelong learning and ongoing self-assessment.