Health Sciences, Community Health Option, B.S.
Health, the second largest industry in the United States, employs over eight million workers. Physicians represent only 7% of this workforce, and there are over 200 other professions in the health sciences field. Many of these professions can be entered directly with a B.S. degree in Health Sciences. Other professions may require graduate training. Career opportunities and competition for admission to programs varies with each profession. Students should, therefore, plan carefully with a faculty advisor for career and training alternatives. The B.S. degree with a major in Health Sciences offers a program of instruction with four elective areas of study (options). Students select one of these options to meet career needs and should seek faculty advising in making their selection.