Bachelor of Health Sciences

Prepare for an in-demand career in healthcare, building research skills and a deep understanding of cultural diversity.

What Can You Do With a Health Science Bachelor Degree?

Prepare for a career in a growing and rewarding industry. Gain a broad understanding of a range of topics, from biological and social sciences to global public health and the humanities. Assess the risks and challenges facing the modern healthcare industry, while developing the skills necessary to take on a leadership role in a clinical healthcare setting. With a degree in health sciences, you will be ready for a variety of careers in the healthcare industry, including laboratory technician, medical assistant, public health assistant and medical office administrator. You can also choose to seek out an advanced degree related to health.

In Demand and on the Rise

Graduates with STEM degrees are in greater demand by employers for tomorrow’s jobs.
The BS in Health Sciences is Adelphi’s latest STEM-designated degree program.

Why Major in Health Sciences at Adelphi?

  • Develop a strong cross-disciplinary knowledge of health and health-related fields, preparing for a variety of careers in the service of others.
  • Train in interprofessional practice, learning to work collaboratively with professionals from different fields and individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Gain invaluable hands-on experience through our internship opportunities.
STEM Designated Badge
This program is STEM-designated offering specialized training in high-demand fields and eligible international students can extend their OPT to 36 months.
92%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022
of our baccalaureate graduates say that Adelphi University increased their intellectual curiosity, ability and potential
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022

Adelphi University has a long history of training students for health-related careers. This program builds on that distinguished history by developing a truly interprofessional degree program that will prepare students for a range of careers across the healthcare field.”

Andrea Ward, PhD Associate Provost for Research and Special Projects 


Set your sights on a specific career path by choosing one of our five available concentrations:

Continue to graduate school in a health-related field; become a laboratory technician, medical assistant or medical scribe.

Continue to graduate school in community health promotion; become a medical assistant, community outreach coordinator or healthcare program planner.

Continue to graduate school in business or public health; become a medical office administrator, healthcare program planner or hospital coordinator.

Continue to graduate school in communication sciences; become a speech-language pathologist or audiologist.

Continue to graduate school in psychology, social work or public health; become a health inspector, public health assistant or patient service liaison.

NSF Grant Students

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Undergraduate Education has awarded Adelphi University and Principal Investigator Andrea Ward, PhD, associate provost for research and special projects, a $2.49 million grant for the “Ensuring STEM Student Success Through an Integrative Support Program.”

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

At Adelphi, we believe in the power of hands-on learning experiences. All students will complete an internship experience as their capstone experience. These experiences will be diverse and will depend on the student’s concentration.

Adelphi students have access to hands-on learning opportunities that their peers at larger institutions would never find at the undergraduate level.

Program Info

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

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