Mechelle Perea-Ryan, R.N., Ph.D, Program Director
The Health Science major provides undergraduate students with a broad-based curriculum designed to prepare them with the foundational knowledge, skills and professional values necessary to succeed in a variety of health-related careers and fields that advance health in their communities and globally. Courses within the curriculum prepare students with a comprehensive understanding of epidemiology, health program planning, health research, health policy and systems, professional standards, and an exploration of local and global health issues within a multicultural society. The Health Science degree provides appropriate undergraduate education to pursue graduate work in public health, health services, health policy and other professional health degrees, such as Nursing, Physician Assistant, Social work, etc.
Health Leadership and Administration Concentration
The concentration in Health Leadership and Administration (HLA) provides students with an interdisciplinary education that will support them in a wide range of entry and middle management careers within the private/community/public health workforce sector. Students in the HLA concentration will be prepared to provide leadership, advocacy, budgeting, communication, management and evaluation of services in health settings. This concentration also provides the education needed to pursue graduate work in health care, public, and business administration.