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Health Sciences Major

The Heath Sciences major is designed to provide graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue advanced training in various careers within the health care industry.  Students begin the curriculum with ten required (foundation) courses that are central to the discipline.  Then, depending on the interests of the student, students pursue one of the three tracks within the major:  Pre-Nursing, Pre-Physical Therapy, or Pre-Occupational Therapy.  Through the curriculum, students will receive a thorough grounding in the natural, social, and behavioral sciences.  Students will integrate the components of their curriculum by pursuing a capstone internship related to their intended field of study.

Health Sciences Major

A Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences requires a minimum of 46 credit hours of major courses and completion of the Veritas Program.

Required Foundation Courses

Please refer to Mount St. Mary's University academic catalog for a complete list of courses and descriptions.

In addition to the foundation courses listed above, all health science majors must complete one of three tracks listed below (an additional 15-17 credits) in order to graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences.

Major Tracks

Pre-Nursing Track (17 credits)

Pre-Physical Therapy Track (15 credits)

Pre-Occupational Therapy Track (16 credits)

  • COMM 230 Public Speaking

  • PSYCH 203 Abnormal Psychology

  • PSYCH 205 Lifespan Development

  • BIOL elective (300+, 4 credit)

  • PSYCH elective (300+)

Health Sciences / Nursing Dual Degree Program

Health sciences students have the option to choose pursue the four-year Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences with designated major track, or to take on a 3/2 dual degree program in health sciences and nursing. Pursuing the dual-degree program will allow a student to earn undergraduate degrees both from Mount St. Mary’s University and the partnering institution.

► Learn more about the Health Sciences/Nursing Dual Degree Program.

Declaration of Major and Declaration of Minor forms are available through the registrar's office.

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