Bachelor of Arts


Camden College of Arts and Sciences

About Health Sciences

The Rutgers–University Camden Health Sciences major grounds students in subjects that are fundamental to health-related professions. This interdisciplinary major includes instruction in the basic science courses, coupled with additional courses, such as Health Psychology, to prepare students to meet the needs of a modern health delivery system. Other courses, such as Human Development and Biomedical Ethics, help students to interact with clientele of various ages and diverse challenges specific to accessing and providing quality health care.

The Health Sciences major consists of a common track focusing on both career preparation and training in health-related graduate degrees (e.g., in physical therapy or occupational therapy). The program includes internships with healthcare facilities and community organizations throughout South Jersey and Philadelphia. Health Sciences at Rutgers–Camden is ideal for those seeking careers in health professions.

Learning Objectives

The goal of Rutgers–Camden's undergraduate program in Health Sciences is to provide students with:

  1. Knowledge of the fundamental concepts, theories, and applications of health science (both social and physical science).
  2. An understanding of the scientific methods used to examine health and well-being.
  3. Mastery of discipline specific skills in reading, writing and analysis.
  4. Opportunities to engage with health professionals and gain valuable applied experiences through internships and research opportunities in the field of health.
  5. An educational experience that students perceive as challenging, enriching, and relevant to their future education and career goals.

Sample Courses

  • General Biology I and Lab
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Health Sciences
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Health Psychology
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Microbiology and Its Application and Lab

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