Health Science (B.S.)

FAST FACTS ›

  • We are one of 15 programs nationally identified as an exemplary undergraduate public health program by the APTR and AAC&U.
  • From 2009 to 2011, five of Clemson’s nine Weaver-James-Corrigan ACC Postgraduate Scholarship awardees were our students.
  • Clemson-community partnerships allow our students to be part of health care to migrant populations, a mobile clinic, and breast and cervical cancer screenings, among others.
  • Electronic internship portfolios have been key to our graduates' gaining employment and admission to graduate and professional schools.
ABOUT.

Majoring in health science starts with the basic — health. With each class, you’ll dive into specifics pertaining to your personal interests while always keeping a strong focus on health care. Some of our students see themselves in a Third-World country helping teach populations about disease prevention and sanitation. Others envision a more administrative role in a traditional hospital setting or voluntary health agency, while of course, many plan to go into medicine, dentistry, physical therapy and more. Anything is possible when you join one of the largest industries in the nation. No matter your dreams, we’ll provide you the tools and training. Our graduates and our professors have worked and are working all over the world in every imaginable health-focused area.

CLASSES.

What you'll study:

The curriculum consists of core courses such as epidemiology, research and evaluation strategies, and human health and disease. With a couple additional classes, you can get your degree with a focus in one of our four concentration areas. Everyone completes an individualized internship, including preparation of an electronic internship portfolio.

Health Promotion and Education Concentration
Your classes in this concentration focus on teaching you how to assess, plan, communicate, implement, manage and evaluate public health promotion problems. As you go, you’ll learn how to work effectively with different populations of people, determine what problems they face and how to best treat them.

Pre-Professional Health Studies Concentration
Designed to prepare you for graduate or professional school, this concentration focuses on the classes and experience you’ll need to gain acceptance into various graduate and clinical programs including medical, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dental and other clinical professional schools.

Health Services Administration Concentration
Dive into business and health services classes with the administration focus. A minor in business administration is a required component of this concentration.

Cardiovascular Imaging Leadership Concentration
This concentration provides a core of health science classes, training in diagnostic cardiovascular sonography and a leadership certificate.

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM.
CAREERS.

What are students doing at graduation?*

18%

Employed

66%

Grad School

8%

Seeking Employment

8%

Other

Where are students headed at graduation?*

Recent employers and job titles*

  • Bon Secours St. Francis — Physician Support IT
  • ScribeAmerica — Medical ER Scribe
  • Medical University of South Carolina — Patient Care Technician

Recent graduate schools and sought degree types*

  • University of South Carolina — Ph.D.
  • Medical University of South Carolina — M.D.
  • University of Arkansas — Master’s

Common Career Areas**

  • Physical Therapy
    • Clinical Practice:
      • Acute care
      • Neuro-rehab
      • Outpatient
    • Management
    • Education
    • Research
    • Consultation
    • Specialties Include:
      • Pediatrics
      • Geriatrics
      • Sports Medicine
      • Orthopedics
      • Neurology
      • Cardiopulminary
  • Occupational Therapy
    • Screening
    • Evaluation
    • Treatment: 
      • Physical
      • Psychosocial
      • Social
      • Vocational
    • Administration
    • Research
  • Dental Hygiene
    • Health Administration
      • Health Promotion
        • Health Education
          • Cardiovascular Sonography
          *Represents only Clemson University graduates who completed Michelin� Career Center surveys from 2009 to 2011.
          **Used w/permission from Univ. of Tennessee.
          FIND OUT MORE.

          Have more questions or want more information? Fill out the form below, which goes directly to the following department contact. If you’d also like to receive general University information from Clemson’s admissions office, please follow the link to the right and sign up to join our mailing list.

          Aaron Howard, Academic Advisor
          864-656-5506 — ahowar3@clemson.edu