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Health Sciences (BS)

Campus: Boston
School: School of Arts & Sciences

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The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences entry-level option is designed for first year campus-based students who are undecided about their preferred health sciences career pathway. Students benefit from opportunities to build strong academic skills while gaining more detailed understanding of available programs and program-related career prospects. With mentoring, advisement, and required academic performance, these students may:

  • transfer into their chosen health career major at the MCPHS University,
  • complete the BS in Health Sciences program and pursue post-graduate advanced study in a health sciences career; or
  • complete the BS in Health Sciences program and qualify for employment in a non-clinical health sciences business, health promotion, or health information systems career.

Students with a BS in Health Sciences are qualified for employment in non-clinical health sciences careers.  Non-clinical positions in the healthcare industry do not provide direct patient care. These positions take on behind-the-scenes or administrative tasks that help with the successful functioning of the healthcare facility. Examples of non-clinical positions in the healthcare industry include:

  • Community health workers
  • Compliance officers
  • Case managers and patient advocates
  • Health industry sales representatives
  • Health information systems specialists
  • Health insurance processing and sales associates
  • Health Promotion Educators
  • Hospital, ambulatory care, long term care, or public health business staff and managers
  • Hospital Unit Coordinators and managers
  • Human Resource/Recruiter professionals
  • Medical billers and patient accounts representatives
  • Medical receptionists and customer care representatives
  • Medical research technicians and coordinators
  • Medical transcriptionists
  • Public relations, health communications, and healthcare marketing associates
  • Purchasing and inventory control associates
  • Other administrative positions

Because people in these positions do not provide patient care, they are considered non-clinical. Even though these positions have very different responsibilities than clinical positions, they are still a vital part of the operation of a healthcare facility.

Program Highlights 

  • Flexible curricula, full- or part-time
  • For incoming freshmen and transfer students
  • Fall semester start
  • Strong foundation for a range of careers
  • Excellent springboard to transfer into these MCPHS University programs: dental hygiene, nursing, medical imaging and therapeutics