Health Sciences

SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND NURSING

B.S. in Health Sciences


Health care is an ever-expanding field with many rewarding career paths. The federal government expects health care to dominate job growth, with 5.6 million new jobs expected by 2020. The 120-credit B.S. in Health Sciences is a science-based major designed for freshman and transfer students who aspire to careers in a variety of health-related fields, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, pharmacy, physician assistant, medical imaging or health information management. Even if you haven't yet decided on a career path within the health professions field, this versatile degree can uniquely qualify you for admittance to graduate or medical school, or lead to a job upon graduation.

Assured Seats
LIU Post offers a limited number of assured seats at LIU Brooklyn in our physical and occupational therapy, pharmacy, athletic training and physician assistant programs for the most qualified Health Sciences students.

This program provides an excellent foundation in the liberal arts, with a strong focus on the sciences. As part of the health sciences curriculum, students select one of ten minors—Business Administration, Accountancy, Health Care Administration, Public Service, Social Work, Society and Health, Sports Management, Nutrition, Healthcare Reimbursement & Coding, and Spanish Language for Healthcare Professionals  —that will broaden your understanding of the delivery of health care. The B.S. in Health Sciences also provides graduates with marketable skills in the business and public policy of health care. Full-time academic counselors with expertise in health care education will assist students in planning their course of study.

View Health Sciences Major and Minor Courses

Check out the LIU Post Undergraduate Bulletin to learn about degree requirements, course descriptions, and more.


Admissions Requirements

  • Incoming freshmen must have a solid B average (3.0 or 82-85 grade point average) and an average SAT score of 1000 (Critical Reading and Math combined) or ACT Composite of 20 or above.
  • Transfer students must have completed more than 24 college credits. A minimum college G.P.A. of 2.5 overall is required for application review with a minimum GPA of 2.8 in all pre-requisite coursework completed prior to admissions.
  • Transfer students must submit official transcript(s) from all colleges or universities attended and two letters of recommendation preferably from former science professors. Both transfer students and starting sophomores at the LIU Post must follow these requirements.
  • If you have completed fewer than 24 credits, you must also submit high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.
SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

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LIU Post offers a limited number of guaranteed seats at LIU Brooklyn in our physical and occupational therapy, pharmacy, athletic training and physician assistant programs for the most qualified Health Sciences students.

Typical Sequence

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Degree Plan        Updated 11/2018

Freshman (31 credits)

Junior (29 credits)

Course Title

Credits

Course Title

Credits

Post Foundations College 101       

( Freshmen Requirement Only)

1

CHM 3, 4 Inorganic Chemistry I & II

8

HSC 101 – Introduction to Health Professions

3

BMS 40 – Computer Applications in Health Care, or CLA-6 – Computer Literacy or HPA 20 – Computer-Based Management Systems

3

BIO 103, 104 General Biology I & II (CORE)

8

HSC 102 Interdisciplinary Helping Professions

3

ENG 1 – Composition, ENG 2 – Composition and Argument (CORE)

6

Philosophy (PHI 13 Ethics or PHI 19 Medical Ethics recommended)

3

MTH 3 – College Algebra and Trigonometry [or MTH 7 – Calculus and Analytical Geometry I ] (CORE)

4

BMS 211 Intro to Disease Processes

3

SPE 5 – Voice and Diction, or ORC 17 – Speech Communication in Organizations, or ORC 1 – Public Speaking

 

3

BMS 212 Pathophysiology II

3

PSY 101 – General Psychology  (CORE)

3

MTH 19 Basic Statistics, ECO 72 Statistics, MTH Biostatistics or HIM 54 Statistics and Research

3

Creativity, Media and the Arts (CORE)

3

Minor Courses

 

 

Sophomore  (29 credits)

Senior (31 credits)

Course Title

Credits

Course Title

Credits

    BIO 7, 8 Anatomy & Physiology

8

BMS 90- Microbiology in Health Sciences

4

    Liberal Arts Electives

9

Minor Courses

6

    Powers, Institutions and Structures     (CORE)

3

NRT 10 Nutrition

3

    Minor Courses

6

Open Electives

9

    Open Electives

3

Liberal Arts Electives

9

 

Recommended electives: BMS 225, CHM 21, CHM 22, HSC 211, PHY 3, PHY 4, PSY 25, SOC 1







 

 

CONTACT

School of Health Professions and Nursing
Dr. Lori Knapp, Dean
Roth Hall, Room 300
516-299-2485

post-shpn@liu.edu