School of Arts & Sciences

Health Sciences  Bachelor of Science

Help improve the health and well-being of people in the Boston-area community and beyond. Cambridge College's degree in Health Sciences combines laboratory-based coursework with classes focused on understanding human health, healthcare policy and more.

120 Credits
Starts September 3, 2024


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Degree in Health Sciences Overview

Strengthen your community with a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences degree. This program was designed to prepare you for an in-demand job in the local healthcare ecosystem where you will help improve the health and well-being of people in your community.

This program was developed in collaboration with local healthcare and pharmaceutical employers. It combines laboratory-based coursework with a curriculum focused on issues impacting healthcare.

Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences Program Highlights

With 42 general education credits and 36 credits of open electives, you have the flexibility to pursue your specific career goals and interests while developing a comprehensive understanding of health sciences.

As a student in the Cambridge College Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences, you'll be prepared for your future career in a healthcare-related role by studying in the following key areas:

Biological Science and Integrative Health Knowledge

  • Develop knowledge of the processes and principles of the fundamental life sciences, as well as advanced scientific methods
  • Analyze health policies and issues and healthcare management principles via an integrated interdisciplinary approach

Critical Thinking and Communication

  • Through evidence-based practice, think critically about healthcare concepts and learn how to solve problems in the healthcare field
  • Express your ideals and thoughts via verbal and written communication

Integrity and Cultural Awareness

  • Develop a code of professional ethics, academic integrity and increased self-awareness.
  • Cultural and social understanding teachings help you recognize the beliefs, values, health practices and health equity of populations and learn how to improve access to healthcare services

Choose Cambridge College

Cambridge College's Health Sciences Bachelor's degree offers:

  • Flexible, affordable program: Complete your health sciences bachelor's degree at a reasonable cost. You can save on tuition by studying at one of the most affordable four-year private nonprofit colleges in the country. You can also choose the electives that will further your specific career goals.
  • Hybrid learning format: This program is taught through a mix of on-campus, remote (Zoom) and online (asynchronous) classes. Scheduled classes are held on evenings and weekends in order to meet the needs of working professionals.
  • Convenient location: We offer free parking for students and our Boston campus is a quick 5-minute walk from the Orange Line, with ongoing free shuttles to and from campus.
  • Real-world employment opportunities: Cambridge College is establishing partnerships with local employers in the health industry to increase job opportunities for graduates from this program.
  • Legacy of diversity: Cambridge College is one of the most ethnically diverse colleges in the United States. You’ll have the opportunity to work with adult learners from different backgrounds to further enhance your educational experience. Additionally, research shows that diverse healthcare workers positively impact outcomes in people of color – they foster cultural competence, help to reduce health disparities, empower patient advocacy, and reduce bias and discrimination.

Health Sciences Bachelor's Degree Tuition Information

Cost Per Credit
Total Program Tuition
Cost Per Credit$502
Credits* 120 credits
Total Program Tuition $60,240

*See curriculum sheet for a breakdown of credits and credit ranges.

  1. Choose your program of study. Browse our Program Finder to find your program.
  2. Complete and sign the online application.
  3. Pay the $50 application fee ($100 for international students) by the term start date.
  4. Send official transcripts directly to Cambridge College in a sealed, unopened envelope. Learn How to Send Transcripts
  5. Fulfill any additional program-specific admissions requirements.
  6. Ensure you have internet access, and a fully functional laptop or desktop computer that can play audio and video and access Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint).

Note: Your admission file must be complete and accepted before your financial aid may be awarded, before your transfer credit may be evaluated, and before you may register for classes.

Cambridge College undergraduate admission also requires at least one of the following:

  • Original high school transcript showing graduation or a recognized equivalent such as a General Educational Development (GED) or HiSET certificate
  • Or an affidavit confirming high school program completion in a state-approved homeschool setting.
  • Or, if not required by state law, proof of high school education in a homeschool setting meeting state attendance exemptions
  • Or enrollment in an eligible career pathway program
  • Or proof of passing scores on an approved ability-to-benefit test (such as the Accuplacer Test administered by Cambridge College)
  • Or nine credit hours of Cambridge College course work, applicable toward an undergraduate degree or certificate, completed with grades of B or better. (Non-matriculated students may not receive aid while earning credits.)
  • Or 24 or more credits earned from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university. Note: Official college transcripts are evaluated for transfer credit. Courses not included in an earned associate degree must be earned at a grade of C or better to be eligible for transfer.

Health Science Careers

Health sciences is a growing field. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says that the overall employment of health education specialists will grow 7 percent from 2022 to 2032. That's faster than the average growth for all occupations.1 The BLS also reports the average annual salary for medical and health services managers is $104,830.2 Massachusetts is one of the top five highest paying states for medical and health services managers with a mean annual wage of $152,450.3

You can also continue your studies at the graduate level. Cambridge College's health sciences bachelor’s degree provides a foundation for further learning within public health, life sciences, healthcare management and other related disciplines.


Projected employment growth for health education specialists from 2022-20321


Mean annual salary for medical and health services managers in Massachusetts3

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Health Education Specialists, (visited November 16, 2023).

2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, (visited November 16, 2023).

3 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, Medical and Health Services Managers, (visited November 16, 2023).

Jobs in Health Sciences

You can use health science in a broad range of health careers in public health, wellness, healthcare management, the medical and pharmaceutical industries, and other fields. Cambridge College has established partnerships with local health employers to provide graduates a path to job opportunities.

Positions in the health sciences range from clinical work with frequent patient contact to office work at private corporations. Because healthcare is such a diverse field, health sciences graduates have the ability to move both laterally and upward as career interests and goals change.

Some of the most popular health sciences roles include health educators who teach the public about the availability of health services. They also tell communities about how to live healthier lives. Many public health nurses have a background in health sciences. These professionals often work for nonprofit organizations and government agencies to promote healthy outcomes in populations.

Health science-related job titles include:

  • Health educators
  • Public health nurses
  • Health services managers
  • Biomedical equipment technicians
  • Clinical dietitians