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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. You'll gain hands-on learning in state-of-the art labs, local and regional field settings, and study abroad programs. And in internships in places like the Museum of Science, Boston Financial, New England Aquarium, Boston Consulting Group, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, you’ll build the skills needed for a successful career.

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Choose a second major.

With a bachelor's 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, widening your career opportunities. Check out some suggestions for programs to combine:

Craft Creative Combinations
As a Health Science major, you’ll need to pursue a second major while still completing all the required coursework needed to enter a medical program, dental program, and more. You can also choose one of our 45+ minors—in art & design or a liberal arts subject—to help you become a more informed healthcare professional.

Forge your own path with a creative combination:
José Gonzalez in his science lab
José Gonzalez ’13

Through his work at the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center at Mass General Hospital, José is playing a part in studies that could ultimately lead to a cure for Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

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Small College, Big University

Within the dynamic environment of a larger university, you'll receive the personalized education of a small liberal arts college of 1,400 students and the hands-on attention from specialized faculty. In our mathematics and science programs, you'll build your critical thinking, observational, and analytical skills to help solve the world's complex problems.

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.
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Cambridge is our campus. Boston is our neighbor.

Whether you're pursuing biology, environmental studies, or another science or math major, you'll take classes on our three beautiful Cambridge campuses. Work alongside faculty researchers in our state-of-the-art science lab and benefit from being in innovative Cambridge, the home to 200+ companies and incubator labs that are studying life sciences and clean energy. Discover the Cambridge and Boston area—a dynamic hub of internships, professional opportunity, service work, culture, and fun few other cities can match.

Faculty

Approximate cost, before financial aid, for 1 year of study 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
    $14,600
    Spring Tuition
    $14,600
  • Fees
    Activity Fees
    $250
    Materials Fees
    $150
    Registration Fees
    $80
    Lab Fees
    $40
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $10,060
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,570
    Health Service Fees (required for resident students)
    $800
  • Total cost before financial aid
Estimated Cost

Merit Scholarships & Financial Aid

It’s our goal at Lesley to break down financial barriers so that students who want to learn here, can learn here. That’s why we offer generous, customized aid packages for students based on their individual needs. In fact, in the fall of 2019, 98% of incoming Lesley students received some level of financial aid. Learn more about Financial Aid & Scholarships.

Tuition & Fees

Other fees may apply. 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
    $14,600
    Spring Tuition
    $14,600
  • Fees
    Activity Fees
    $250
    Materials Fees
    $150
    Registration Fees
    $80
    Lab Fees
    $40
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $10,060
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,570
    Health Service Fees (required for resident students)
    $800
  • Total cost before financial aid
Estimated Cost

Merit Scholarships & Financial Aid

It’s our goal at Lesley to break down financial barriers so that students who want to learn here, can learn here. That’s why we offer generous, customized aid packages for students based on their individual needs. In fact, in the fall of 2019, 98% of incoming Lesley students received some level of financial aid. Learn more about Financial Aid & Scholarships.

Tuition & Fees

Other fees may apply. 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, before financial aid, for 1 year of study in this undergraduate program. Tuition and fees are for the 2020-2021 academic year.
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Ready to get started? We're here to make the application process as smooth as possible. Just answer a few quick questions, and get your customized application guide.