Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

The BSHS degree allows flexibility in career choices and helps to make your goals a reality. Depending on your career goals the BSHS will prepare you with the necessary basic sciences that are the most common prerequisites for any graduate school program. The BSHS advisor is knowledgeable in the each of the health care fields and will assist you in planning your course selections.

There are many opportunities to utilize your BSHS degree. Some graduates will be prepared to pursue a variety clinical and leadership positions within the health care professions.

The follow list is just a few of the Allied Health Care fields available to you:

Occupational Therapy
Physical therapy
Medicine
Dentistry
Naturopathic
Physician Assistants
Hospital Administration
Chiropractor
Marketing and Public relations
Nutritionist
Health related and software development
Long term care administration
Communications and media
Technology research and development
Community organizing
Counseling and patient education
Policy and Government
Patient or client relations
Teaching and Education
Worksite wellness

SHU has a generous transfer credit allowing 66 credits to be transferred to your degree.

To meet the necessary student outcomes for a changing healthcare environment, we no longer offer a designated pre-professional track.  All students must choose a concentration. Each concentration allows for completion of pre-professional requirements for graduate school.

No, the program is designed only for students holding an associate degree in health related fields. 

To meet the necessary student outcomes for a changing healthcare environment, we no longer offer a designated pre-professional track.  All students must choose a concentration. Each concentration allows for completion of pre-professional requirements for graduate school.

Those student entering health-related graduate and professional schools and those who wish to continue their education beyond an associate degree.

The degree will enable an individual to pursue a management position within their current organization, increase their marketing potential for career advancement, and allow them to enter a graduate degree program.

Any individual with a high school diploma and interest in health science can apply to the BSHS degree. Those considering the leadership track must have an associate degree. 

A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

SHU requires 120 credits for completion of a bachelor’s degree. The BSHS major consists of 18 core courses and 30 HS electives. 

The health science courses are offered in the traditional classroom format as well as online. 

A full-time Health Science academic advisor will aid you in developing your plan of study based on your specific career goals.

The full-time faculty are doctorial prepared and have healthcare professional education and experience.

If you are a new incoming freshman:
  • Complete the application process
  • Meet with the HS Academic Advisor to discuss course selections
  • Determine which track is best for you: Health Care Administration, Public Health or Global Health
If you are a transfer student:
If you are an adult or part-time student: