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If you’re interested in working in a health-related profession or continuing on to graduate school to obtain an advanced degree in medicine, dentistry, respiratory therapy, nursing, or public health, then you should consider a bachelor’s degree in health science—a solid foundation for either path.

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Experiential Learning

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace. This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

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Career Outcomes

Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing fields in the country. Health science graduates will be well equipped to pursue clinical and non-clinical opportunities in hospitals, clinics, government agencies, sports facilities, pharmaceutical companies, and insurance companies. Because of the many specialties available, your career path will be largely determined by the health science courses you select to complete your degree.

Impressive Numbers:

  • Between 2014 and 2024, there is expected to be 19% growth in healthcare jobs (BLS 2015).

What can you do with your degree?

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science is designed for students who are interested in working in a health-related industry, either in a management or professional role. This bachelor of science degree is also well suited for students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in medicine, dentistry, respiratory therapy, nursing (direct entry), or public health.

Successful graduates of this degree program will be prepared for careers as:

  • Science technicians
  • Medical and health services managers
  • Insurance underwriters
  • Social or community service managers

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Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.

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Financial Info

The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students. The below cost per credit is for non-lab courses. You can find the cost per credit of lab courses by visiting our Tuition and Fees page.

Active U.S. servicemembers and their spouses are eligible to receive an amended tuition rate of $250 per semester hour for our Bachelor Completion Programs through the College of Professional Studies. Northeastern is committed to making education within reach and affordable for our military-affiliated students. To learn more, visit our Fund Your Education page.

  • $541 Cost Per Credit
  • $10.2K Avg Institutional Aid
  • 45% % Receiving Aid