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Health Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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  • Students will build a solid foundation in biology and chemistry courses.
  • Students will be able to internally, seamlessly transfer from Alfred State’s biological science – AAS degree.
  • Students will further advance knowledge and skills in biology, chemistry, health care, and research through courses, including microbiology, genetics, bio-techniques, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, culture of health care, ethical issues in health care, and research methods.
  • Students will have the opportunity to enhance and broaden their training by selecting from a list of approved health-related technical electives such as advanced pharmacology, complementary and alternative medicine, genomics, instrumental analysis, medical anthropology, and more.
  • Students will conceptualize and implement their knowledge and skills through a directed research experience or professional internship.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • Apply the scientific principles of chemistry, biology, and physics to specific applications in health sciences.
  • Explain and show competency in basic chemical and biological lab procedures, including the identification and synthesis of various components and the analysis of DNA.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the capabilities, use, potential, and limitations of various laboratory instrumental techniques widely utilized in health sciences.
  • Recognize and use appropriate professional and ethical behavior as defined by the health sciences community.
  • Evaluate scientific literature to distinguish fact from opinion, develop informed and reasonable conclusions, apply knowledge and understanding to problems, develop rational and reasonable interpretations, suspend beliefs and remain open to new information and methods, and assimilate information learned into knowledge base.
  • Use technological resources effectively and appropriately to communicate, collaborate, and retrieve information; determine when technology is useful; and select the appropriate tool(s) and technology resources to address a variety of tasks and problems.
  • Apply written communication skills to construct documents of record that are well organized and contain appropriate format, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling in accordance with established professional guidelines.
  • Apply oral communication skills to the explanation of ideas, scientific terminology, and results of scientific examinations in a competent and confident manner.
  • Synthesize theory and concepts from the liberal arts education domain and other professions into health sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • General Biology I
  • Chemical Principles I
  • Math Elective (MATH 1033 or higher)
  • Freshman Composition
  • Intro to Health Sciences
  • Topics in General Biology
  • General Biology II
  • Chemical Principles II
  • Literature Elective
  • Effective Speaking
  • Principles of Microbiology
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • General Psychology
  • Open Elective
  • General Education Elective

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

  • Applicants must possess a recognized high school diploma or its equivalent (please note that distance learning degrees/diplomas do not satisfy this requirement for New York State residents).
  • Individual program requirements must be satisfied as indicated.
  • To be considered for admission into programs taught on the Alfred campus, the overall high school average must be at least a 76. For programs taught in the School of Applied Technology, 
  • Transfer applicants must possess a 2.0 cumulative grade point average as well as a grade of "C" or better in each course taken during the most recent semester of attendance. 
  • Standardized test score (ACT or SAT) results 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7070 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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