Health Science, BS
New York City
Be a Healthcare Changemaker
Be part of the exciting, evolving focus on population healthcare. Understand the behavioral, contextual, and societal determinants that impact community and global health. Choose from three tracks—Generalist, Pre-Nursing, or Pre-Physician Assistant—and participate in areas of concentration in Global Health and/or Health Policy and Advocacy. Graduate prepared to make a difference.
Explore the Possibilities!
- Interdisciplinary course options that provide a broad scope of healthcare both nationally and globally.
- Pre-professional preparation for post-bachelor practitioner programs like accelerated nursing, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition and dietetics, and more.
- Hands-on field experience during your senior year with options in healthcare research or area internship.
Take Courses Like…
Introduction to Health Promotion that provides a comprehensive guide to health promotion concepts; Health Informatics and Telehealth where you will learn about info technology as it applies to healthcare; and Leadership and Management in Healthcare, a course that combines theories of leadership and management with the practice in the art of leading.
- HSC 100 Introduction to Health Promotion
- HSC 205 Health Informatics and Telehealth
- HSC 400 Leadership and Management in Healthcare
Chart Your Own Course to a Fulfilling Healthcare Career
The Bachelor of Science in Health Science offers students a broad overview of our healthcare system while preparing students for careers in health care administrative fields and master’s level practitioner programs, such as Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nutrition and Dietetics, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Optometry, and other healthcare fields.
Add Opportunities and Experiences
As health science students progress through the program they are able to take advantage of small class sizes (20–30 students in major courses), close relationships with health science faculty and advisors, and peer tutoring support for all science courses. In their senior year, all health science students participate in a field experience supported by Pace University’s Career Services department. Through this field experience, students may participate in internships at area healthcare facilities or research in their field.
“Because my ultimate goal is to become a Physician Assistant, I chose the Pace College of Health Professions Health Science Pre-Physician Assistant track.” —Katie Smaldone ’23
Choose Your Career
Our graduates go on to fulfilling careers as healthcare administrators, educators, and healthcare professionals in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, physician practices, and community health centers.
Where Graduates are Employed
Our students have been hired by the most prestigious hospitals and medical centers, including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and Montefiore Medical Center, as well as government and community agencies, and global health and philanthropic organizations.
median salary for medical and health services managers (Source: US Bureau of Labor Statics)
expected growth of overall employment in healthcare occupations for 2021–2031 (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Internships, Co-ops Practicums Field Experiences and Clinicals completed by Pace students each year.