Health SciencesBachelor of Science

A solid foundation in health science

Studying health sciences at Friends University equips you with the solid foundation necessary to conduct medical research or continue your academic success in one of the health professions.

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The Friends University health sciences degree is tailored to help you optimize your chance of being granted admission into your graduate program of choice. A high percent of students who graduate with this degree apply for admission into a graduate program. Of those who apply, a large percent are accepted into their programs of choice.

Many students in the health sciences program pursue graduate programs or professional schools such as:

  • Medical school
  • Veterinary school
  • Optometry school
  • Pharmacy school
  • Physical therapy school
  • Physician assistant school
  • Dental school
  • Chiropractic school
  • Graduate programs in both medical and basic science research

At Friends, knowledgeable advisers ensure your course selections and sequence align with your goal, rigorous and relevant courses are offered to help you prepare for admission tests, and a Health Sciences Committee is available to help you practice interviewing, and provide feedback and letters of recommendation.

The health sciences program also provides you with an opportunity for service, leadership and global exposure through a service-abroad experience. After completing a course that introduces the basic language skills and cultural sensitivities that will need to be honored, you will travel to another country for two weeks and work in a service capacity. We’ve seen this experience change students in ways that become apparent in their personal statements and answers during interviews. You, too, could use these experiences to show graduate program admissions committees your unique strengths and help you move to the top of the application pool.

Program Outcomes

  • Possess knowledge of cellular structures and processes.
  • Possess knowledge of Mendelian and molecular genetics.
  • Possess knowledge of metabolic pathways and factors that can influence them.
  • Possess knowledge of the structure, function and complexity of living organisms.
  • Understand the role of homeostasis in the maintenance of life.
  • Possess knowledge of scientific method and scientific experimentation.
  • Have an appreciation of the interplay between an organism and its environment.
  • Have a basic understanding of the theory of evolution.

3+3 Articulation Agreement with Logan University

The 3+3 Doctor of Chiropractic Program with Logan University allows you to complete the three years of required undergraduate studies in the Pre-Chiropractic Program at Friends University and complete the fourth year of your undergraduate studies while enrolled in Logan University’s Doctor of Chiropractic program. At the end of your first year of study at Logan, you will be awarded your bachelor’s degree from Friends University. This agreement shortens the time to achieve both a bachelor’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degree by one year.

For more information, please contact Prince Agbedanu at or 1-800-794-6945, ext. 5405.

Health Sciences Newsletter

Learn more about what’s going on in the world of Health Science in the Health Sciences Newsletter.

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Course Requirements

View the courses required for a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences.

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Academic Plan

Wondering where to start? This recommended schedule will help keep you on track, from your first semester to graduation.

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Career Options

A degree in Health Sciences can be used in more ways than you may think. Take a look at some of the potential careers that can result from this area of study.

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4-Year Career Plan

The path to your future career starts long before graduation. Learn what steps you need to take along the way to put you a step ahead.

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Career Services

We’re here to help. Get in touch with our Career Services team to prepare and plan for your future profession.

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Featured Faculty

Prince Agbedanu

Dr. Prince Agbedanu

  • Assistant Professor of Biology; Director of Human Biology & Health Science Program
  • Natural Science and Mathematics
  • B.S., Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology; M.S., Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Ph.D., Iowa State University
John Simmons

Dr. John Simmons

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Natural Science and Mathematics
  • B.S., Culver-Stockton College; Ph.D., Missouri University

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