Health Science


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Bachelor of Science in Health Science


Health Science is a multidisciplinary field. It combines bio-medical, psycho-social, organizational and societal aspects of health, disease and health care. The Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree at EWU provides working professionals the opportunity to study public health, clinical education, health care management and more. This program is a pathway for those with an Associate Degree in an Allied Health Program, or currently working as an Allied Health Professional, or current EWU students with Pre-Nursing and Pre-Dental Hygiene coursework to earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree. This degree is NOT a pathway for entry to medical school.

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Allied Healthcare Practitioner with a Qualified AAS degree

Applicants must have the following requirements to be eligible for admission:

  • EWU accepts a block transfer of credits from qualified Associate degree programs with regional and or specialized accreditation.
  • Successful completion of English 201 or its equivalent*
  • Successful completion of College Algebra or its equivalent*

To earn a BS degree in Health Science at Eastern Washington University (EWU), a minimum of 40 upper-division semester credits are required beyond the Associate Degree. A minimum of 30 of these credits must be earned from EWU.

Pre-Nursing or Pre-Dental Hygiene Student wanting to pursue a BSHS degree

Applicants must have the following;

  • Completion of all prerequisite coursework for the EWU Pre-Nursing or Pre-Dental Hygiene major
  • Completion of all EWU BACRs and graduation requirements except Capstone
  • A 15-20 quarter credit Minor of choice; see Program Specialist.

To earn a BS degree in Health Science at Eastern Washington University (EWU), a minimum of 40 upper-division semester credits are required beyond the Pre-Nursing and Pre-Dental Hygiene prerequisites and BACRs/University requirements. A minimum of 30 of these credits must be earned from EWU.

Allied Healthcare Practitioner with Certificate and Work Experience or College level Credits

Applicants must have the following requirements to be eligible for admission:

  • A DTA from Washington State community colleges fulfills all the Breadth Area Core Requirements (BACRs) for EWU.
  • Successful completion of English 201 or its equivalent*
  • Successful completion of College Algebra or its equivalent*

AND/OR

  • EWU accepts either a portfolio demonstrating work experience beyond the student’s certificate

AND/OR

  • University level credits from regionally accredited community colleges and universities including AAS degrees not specific to a health profession discipline
  • Successful completion of English 201 or its equivalent*
  • Successful completion of College Algebra or its equivalent*

To earn a BS degree in Health Science at Eastern Washington University (EWU), a minimum of 40 upper-division semester credits are required beyond the Associate Degree. A minimum of 30 of these credits must be earned from EWU.

What Are My Career Options?

A degree in health science can lead toward career advancement or serve as a pathway towards a variety of Master level allied health professional degrees.


Hospitals
Government Agencies
Education
Health Administration
Non-Profit Organizations
Public Health Programs