Accelerated Bachelor's Degree Completion

B.S. in Health Sciences

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The Accelerated Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Program health sciences major provides you with the necessary background and skills to work in health careers, such as positions in pathology labs, clinical trials or the pharmaceutical industry. Additionally, you will complete prerequisite coursework for entry into graduate programs for a variety of health professions.

health sciences studentAccelerated Program Features

Get the Credit Your Deserve: To be admitted, you must have a minimum of 30 transferable credits. You can transfer up to 72 credits.
Schedule for Your Busy Life: Eight-week terms; afternoon, evening and Saturday morning classes; and online courses enable you to schedule your education around life and career demands.
Learn from the Real-world: Experienced faculty give insight into the field, while collaborative projects help develop practical skills while building your network.

Curriculum

To earn a Bachelor of Science degree, you must complete a minimum of 120 credits. These credits are acquired through transfer of credits from previously attended accredited colleges, universities and institutes, and through courses taken at Philadelphia University. Specific course requirements are listed below. Remaining credits are satisfied with elective courses.

General Requirements: College-level courses in writing, math, science, history, social science, humanities, and information systems are required for a Bachelor of Science degree.

General Education Core: 15 credits

  • HIST-321 Business, Industry and Work in American History
  • HUMN-310 Globalization and World Politics
  • SOC-310 The Social Science of the Workplace
  • COMM-320 Professional Communication Skills
  • CSSEM-499 Professional Studies Capstone Seminar

Continuing Professional Studies Core: 20 credits

  • CSSEM-300 Professional Practice Seminar
  • MGMT-361 Leadership Theory & Ethical Practices
  • BIOL-104 Biology II
  • STAT-311 Finding and Evaluating Statistical Data
  • BIOL-201 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • IT-201 Learning and Technology

*Major Courses: 15-16 credits
(Choose any five of the below six options; Introduction to Psychology is the prerequisite for all Psych courses)

  • PSYCH-201 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYCH-233 Interpersonal Relations and Small Group Dynamics
  • PSYCH-213 Developmental Psychology
  • BEHLT-341 Behavioral Health and Neurorehabilitation
  • BEHLT-499 Applied Project in Behavioral Health and Neurorehabilitation
  • BIOL-202 Anatomy and Physiology II

*Biology I and II, and Anatomy and Physiology I and II are only available at the Main Campus in East Falls, and in Delaware County at the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology. Other courses in this program are offered at all three locations.

**Students who are pursuing admission to graduate programs in allied health, such as Midwifery, Occupational Therapy or Physician Assistant Studies will need to complete Anatomy and Physiology II and will be advised to select that course as one of their five required major option courses.