Health Science: Clinical Care Overview
The Bachelor of Science in Health Science: Clinical Care provides a comprehensive and innovative curriculum in the evidence-based factors that affect human health including human biology, personal behavior, social and environmental determinants of health as well as the structure of and access to health care. Students are trained in the application of basic science to health, coupled with the development of the values and skills required for success in professional practice and graduate study.
Program Details & Curriculum
General Education Requirements: 60 Credits
Major Concentration: 48 Credits
Open Electives: 12 Credits
Total: 120 Credits
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- Any student who receives a grade below a C in a major course, which includes all Health Science courses as well as the required courses in the Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences and Mathematics, will be required to retake the course. Major courses may be retaken once.
- Students who have selected the Health Science: Clinical Care concentration must adhere to the Mercy University policy regarding maintenance of a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.0.
- Any exceptions to program guidelines require approval by the Program Director.
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- 2023 - 2024 B.S. Health Science: Clinical Care Track
Master the foundational core concepts and competencies necessary for preparation for the role of a health care professional.
Demonstrate professional behaviors that encompass strong interpersonal/interprofessional skills, cultural competence, ethical practice and a commitment to diversity.
Apply professional/scientific literature and materials to support professional decision making related to clinical practice and health care issues.
Acquire knowledge of the current health care system as well as challenges and changes in the delivery and funding of health care regionally and globally.
Frequently Asked Questions
Very. You can take classes as a part-time or full-time student at various times.
Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.
The clinical care concentration prepares students for application to the accelerated second-degree Nursing program at Mercy University or for entry-level positions in a variety of health care settings by coupling our foundational health science core curriculum with the pre-requisite requirements for application to the accelerated second-degree Nursing program at Mercy University as well as coursework to support the success of applicants to the health care field.
Yes. Acceptance of transfer credits is determined by Admissions. They consult with any graduate program to which you intend to apply. To be eligible for a B.S. in Health Science, which is a 120-credit degree, students must complete a minimum of 30 undergraduate credits at Mercy University. Mercy may transfer up to 90 undergraduate credits from a four-year college and up to 75 credits from a two-year community college.
Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.
If an employer requires a college degree with a health care focus, a B.S. in Health Science is usually preferred. A B.S. in Health Science is the most effective route to completing a Bachelor's degree that includes all the graduate program prerequisite courses for programs such as the Health Promotions Concentration as well as the Graduate Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Programs.