Science & Mathematics

Health Science

Bachelor's Degree, Second Major

Pathways to professional health programs

You're interested in a professional degree in a health-focused field, but you also want to pursue academics outside of the sciences. With Lesley's health science degree, you don't have to choose. You can combine a major like psychology, history, or sociology and still gain the pre-professional preparation needed for a career in medicine and beyond. And because of a change in requirements, professional programs (like medical schools and veterinary schools) are now actively looking for students just like you.

At Lesley, you can complete all your pre-med requirements without majoring in a traditional pre-health program. As you learn to shape arguments in your English class or study theories in a psychology lecture, your pre-health advisor will help you navigate your way to a post-Lesley professional health sciences program. As you take classes that introduce you to essential topics, your advisor will steer you on a path to your dream career. You'll leave Lesley prepared for a professional school in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, pharmacy, physical therapy, and more.

Designed as a compliment to another major, health science is combined with a second subject to ensure that you meet the core requirements needed by the American Association of Medical Colleges. You’ll nurture your critical thinking and analytical skills while exploring how the living world works. And the unique perspectives you develop will prepare you for success in the health sciences.

You’ll discover a new way of knowing that's anchored in the practice of promoting health. Through hands-on learning in state-of-the art labs, local and regional field settings, study abroad programs, and internships, you’ll build the skills needed for a successful career.

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Expand Your Career Possibilities

With a degree in Health Science, you'll be prepared to apply your scientific knowledge to a wide range of professions. This major is designed to be a second major so you can combine it with another subject area of interest, allowing you to widen your career opportunities. Check out a few suggestions for programs to combine:

Careers
Fields of Practice
Health Science provides you with a lot of career possibilities, especially in the healthcare industry.
Careers
Industries Where You Could Work
A degree in Health Science can take you in a number of different directions and prepares you to work in a wide variety of industries.

Faculty

Approximate cost for 1 year of attendance in this undergraduate program.
Health Science
Housing Options
Compare the cost of the program for students who live on campus in a residence hall with the cost for commuter students.
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $14,250
    Spring Tuition
    $14,250
  • Fees
    Activity Fees
    $250
    Materials Fees
    $150
    Registration Fees
    $80
    Lab Fees
    $40
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,860
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,370
    Health Service Fees (required for resident students)
    $800
  • Total
Calculate Estimated Merit Scholarship
*Enter your GPA to see what merit scholarships you're eligible to receive.
Presidential Scholarship
$10,500
​Linda Dacey Scholarship
$2,000
Dean’s Scholarship
$9,500
Edith Lesley Wolfard Scholarship
$1,000
Lesley Scholarship
$8,500
Lesley Grant Award
$5,500

You are not eligible for a merit scholarship.

Estimated Cost

First-year freshman students will also be charged a one-time new student orientation fee their first semester. All students are charged a degree completion fee when they graduate. Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

Housing Options
Compare the cost of the program for students who live on campus in a residence hall with the cost for commuter students.
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $14,250
    Spring Tuition
    $14,250
  • Fees
    Activity Fees
    $250
    Materials Fees
    $150
    Registration Fees
    $80
    Lab Fees
    $40
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,860
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,370
    Health Service Fees (required for resident students)
    $800
  • Total
Calculate Estimated Merit Scholarship
*Enter your GPA to see what merit scholarships you’re eligible to receive.
Presidential or Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
$10,500
​Linda Dacey Scholarship
$2,000
Transfer Scholarship
$9,500
Edith Lesley Wolfard Scholarship
$1,000
Lesley Scholarship
$8,500
Community College Scholarship or Lesley Grant
$5,500

You are not eligible for a merit scholarship.

Estimated Cost

Transfer students will also be charged a one-time new student orientation fee their first semester. All students are charged a degree completion fee when they graduate. Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Approximate cost for 1 year of study in this undergraduate program. Tuition and fees are for the 2019-2020 academic year.
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