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Upon completion of Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree program each student should be able to:

  • Utilize the principles and theories of the natural, social, behavioral, and health sciences to serve as competent and considerate health care professionals.
  • Demonstrate effective and culturally sensitive written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with individuals, groups and peers in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • Identify and apply exemplary ethical and professional behaviors in various health care positions and organizations.
  • Apply creative and critical thinking skills to identify, explore, and develop alternative solutions for a range of healthcare delivery system issues and challenges.
  • Effectively search, analyze and report on health care related data through the application of information technology and health management information systems.
  • Develop a quest for new knowledge throughout life for professional and personal achievement and satisfaction.
  • Effectively apply organizational and management skills that incorporate knowledge of the political, financial, economic, and public health issues which impact the healthcare delivery system.

In addition to the above program objectives, upon completion of the specialization in Public Health, each student should be able to:

  • Describe the interaction between resource management, organizational theory, marketing and public policy to safeguard and sustain the public health of individuals and populations.
  • Apply principles of public health planning collaboratively with health service providers, policy makers, and healthcare consumers in the implementation and evaluation of health promotion programs.
  • Identify and analyze current and emerging issues facing the health of diverse communities and populations.
  • Describe and critically evaluate public health research questions to proactively develop and design innovative healthcare programs.
  • Prepare students for continued studies in advanced Public Health degree programs.