The health sciences major offers students a flexible, interdisciplinary, and hands-on approach to learning about the health sciences and the healthcare system. The core curriculum includes courses in biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, and nursing. Elective courses will allow you to explore aspects of health care you find of greatest interest. In addition, health sciences majors take a one-year clinical experience as part of their senior learning community. This major serves as a path into careers in physical therapy, occupational therapy, genetic counseling, speech therapy, and other health-related careers.


Health Psychology

How biological, psychological, and social factors are related to the prevention of illness and the promotion of health and well-being. Health psychology includes such topics as relaxation and understanding stress, perfectionism, self-esteem, effective communication, anger management, diet, sleep habits and patterns, and regular exercise.

Advanced Topics in Health Science

This course prepares the health science major to understand the health care industry from a local, national, and global perspective and to recognize developing trends over the next five years.

Senior Reflective Tutorial

This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of the evidence-based research process and its importance in a specific area of practice within the health care arena. Students will apply research findings to specific clinical settings as they develop the skills of diagnosis, prognosis, and the effectiveness of treatment as it relates to a specific area of practice.

Beyond the Classroom

Clinical Sites

  • Richmond University Medical Center
  • Staten Island University Hospital