B.Sc. On Campus

Health Sciences

James Madison University

48 months
24386 USD/year
24386 USD/year
7460 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Health Sciences program offered by the James Madison University is designed for students interested in understanding the causes of disease, strategies for promoting wellness and behavior change, and the scientific basis and methodologies for analysis of health concerns. 


About this Degree

The Health Sciences major at James Madison University combines a broad foundation of health-related course work with a choice of preparatory courses suitable for entry into graduate programs in dentistry, medicine, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, public health and veterinary medicine. 

If you are a current student wishing to declare or change a major, minor, or pre-professional program, you must complete a request through MyMadison. After you complete the request, you are required to meet with Laura Blosser to complete the declaration process.

Programme Structure


  • Personal Wellness 
  • 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 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful completion of the equivalent of a US secondary education
  • Minimal 2.25 GPA (Grade Point Average) - equivalent to 77-79% or a 'C+' 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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    24386 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12193 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    24386 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12193 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3730 USD per semester 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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