Health Care Science, BS
Health Care Science, BS
Health Care Science
On Campus, Online
About the Undergraduate Health Care Science Program
About the Program
At the UCCS Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, meet the challenges of a rapidly changing healthcare landscape through a flight of innovative programs that include education, practice, research, and service. Work closely with highly qualified faculty in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings to develop the hands-on skills needed for a career as a healthcare professional. We're confident you'll be ready to tackle any challenge.
We want you to reach your healthcare career goal, which is why we offer exactly what you need to succeed: innovations in teaching and research, hands-on learning, and knowledgeable and experienced faculty. Our state-of-the-art facilities include the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center (Hybl Center). Our high-tech facilities, offer broad opportunities to students in the realms of medical practice and athlete care.
Focus of Study
The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Science prepares the graduate for professional practice in health-related settings. The program includes a foundation in general education as well as a broad understanding of healthcare delivery systems.
Options within the program to develop an advanced specialization in a specific or chosen discipline include Allied Health Completion, Health and Wellness Promotion, and Medical Laboratory Science.
After completing the programs, students will:
- Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to function in their health sciences area
- Demonstrate the ability to assess, plan, and implement interventions in their chosen discipline
- Demonstrate the ability to incorporate research and theory in health sciences practice
- Recognize improvements in written and oral communication
- Find their degree program/course of study to be of high quality and useful
Admission Criteria for Students Applying as Freshmen
- GPA of 2.0 or better
- Composite score of 18 on the ACT or a total score of 840 (prior to March 2016) or 920 (after March 2016) on the SAT (92 index)
Freshmen applicants whose records vary in any way from the above admissions criteria will be considered on an individual basis by evaluation of their overall academic records including:
(a) The quality of their high school program of study
(b) The level of their college entrance test scores (SAT or ACT)
(c) Any information unique to an individual situation
Specialization Track Options
For program coursework, please visit the Academic Catalog.