B.Sc. On Campus

Health Sciences

James Madison University

48 months
24150 USD/year
24150 USD/year
7250 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Health Sciences program offered by the James Madison University seeks to contribute to the liberal education of all students and prepare students for professional careers in the health sciences and for entry into professional programs. 


The Health Sciences program offered by the James Madison University provides students a flexible and challenging curriculum that integrates health, social, and human services. The interdisciplinary approach provides students with educational opportunities to develop the intellectual competencies necessary to pursue advanced studies and ultimately careers in various health professions.

Program objectives:

  • Indicate the skills necessary to advance and promote health and improve quality of life.
  • Recognize the importance of developing collaborative relationships with health professionals.

  • Identify unique health related challenges and assets among diverse populations.

  • Assess the impact of political, legal, ethical decision on health.

  • Demonstrate acceptable oral and written communication skills.

  • Identify the social, behavioral, environmental, and biological determinants of health.

  • Distinguish between theoretical models of health behavior and their use of health promotion and disease prevention strategies.

  • Apply research skills for problem solving and critical thinking in relation to health.

  • Identify core terminology utilized in community health and medicine.

  • Identify the primary structure and function of core components of the United States health care system.

Programme Structure


  • Personal Wellness 
  • Introduction to Health Sciences 
  • Medical Terminology 
  • Population Health Determinants 
  • Foundations of Infectious Disease 
  • Chronic Disease and Disabilities 
  • Statistical Methods for Health Science Research 
  • Health Behavior Change 
  • U.S. and Global Health Care Systems 
  • Health Research Methods 
  • Ethics and Critical Thinking in Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful completion of the equivalent of a US secondary education
  • Minimal 2.5 GPA (Grade Point Average) - equivalent to 80% or a 'B-' average
  • Diploma or certification of graduation from High School in your home country
  • Undergraduate applicants who intend to major in theater, dance, music and studio art must also submit a portfolio and/or arrange an audition.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24150 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    24150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24150 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7250 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Harrisonburg

1050 - 1715 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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