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Health Sciences (BS)

Campus: Boston
School: School of Arts & Sciences

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Please note: The Health Sciences program is not intended for those interested in dentistry, medicine, occupational therapy, optometry, osteopathy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, or veterinary careers. Students interested in these disciplines are advised to enroll in the MCPHS Bachelor of Science in Premedical and Health Studies program, which is designed to prepare individuals for entry into these disciplines.  However, students who choose to complete the degree requirements for the B.S. in Health Sciences may, with mentoring, advisement and required academic performance, qualify for admission into these post baccalaureate programs.

The Health Sciences program is designed for first year and transfer campus-based students who are interested in Healthcare Business, Health Promotion, or Health Information Systems careers.  The program is also designed for 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.

Program Highlights 

  • Flexible curricula, full- or part-time
  • For incoming freshmen and transfer students
  • Strong foundation of core competencies for a range of non-clinical and clinical health careers
  • Supportive career mentoring and advisement
  • Excellent springboard to transfer into these MCPHS University programs: dental hygiene, nursing, medical imaging and therapeutics 

First-year applicants with questions on this program should contact Lynden Weddas, the Admission expert for the School of Arts & Sciences, at or 617.947.6410.

Transfer applicants should find their admission counselor by viewing the application requirements for their program of interest here. Those that already know their counselor’s name, can click here for transfer counselor contact information.