The School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies degree program. The program provides knowledge of health care systems and the needs of vulnerable populations. Students are involved in community settings serving diverse populations. They increase their awareness of broad health issues and public health challenges. Graduates of La Salle’s Health Studies Major are prepared to advocate for changes in health care and community systems. The value of life long learning is emphasized. The program may serve as a foundation for graduate study.
This flexible major includes courses offered by undergraduate nursing and health sciences programs. Graduates will find employment opportunities in the health care industry in a variety of settings from small private practices to inner-city hospitals with high patient census and public health and community service agencies. Their knowledge of health care systems and the needs of patients, families, communities and groups will assist in expanding services to people of all ages.