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Health Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Waltham, MA, United States
The Health Studies major is an innovative program that integrates the Natural and Applied Sciences health and psychology curricula with our core programs in business. 
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The health care industry is big business. Each year in the United States, more than $3 trillion is spent on health care — and this figure is rising.

These increasing health-care costs are an unsustainable path for the nation.

Solving these problems requires professionals with considerable ingenuity and creativity, and who can take into account biology, technology, society and business. Our Health Studies major equips you with this mix of skills. Through this program, you will be prepared to help organizations acquire, convert and translate the latest scientific, psychological and business perspectives into more effective health care delivery.

With this degree, you will have a strong foundation in the laboratory sciences, as well as the flexibility to tailor your studies to a specific area of interest, such as policy, psychology, biotechnology, and global or environmental health.

Career opportunities are very promising for individuals with a deep grasp of a wide range of issues related to health.

As a graduate of our Health Studies program, you will have a solid understanding of the basics of human health and disease and how institutions that deliver or support health care function. You will have your pick of positions in fields ranging from biotechnology to health care policy to public health.

Specific positions you can pursue include:

  • Biotechnology project manager
  • Health care quality assurance officer
  • Health education resources provider
  • Hospital administrator
  • Human resources coordinator
  • Medical editor
  • Medical information technology developer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Biology
  • Human Health and Disease
  • Health Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Global Health Challenges
  • Health Economics
  • Health, Illness and Everyday Life
  • Health of Nations
  • Human Inheritance
  • Human Relations in Health Care
  • Psychology of Adjustment
  • The Science and Business of Biotechnology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application form with $50 fee
  • Official high school transcript
  • College essay
  • Senior Grades
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Standardized test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    46370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Waltham

  • 1515 - 3140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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