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Health Science: Clinical Care

Bachelor of Science
  • 120
  • School of Health and Natural Sciences
  • Bronx
  • Westchester

Health Science: Clinical Care Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science: Clinical Care provides a comprehensive and innovative curriculum in the evidence-based factors that affect human health including human biology, personal behavior, social and environmental determinants of health as well as the structure of and access to health care. Students are trained in the application of basic science to health, coupled with the development of the values and  skills required for success in professional practice and graduate study.

Program Details & Curriculum

General Education Requirements: 60 Credits
Major Concentration: 48 Credits
Open Electives: 12 Credits

Total: 120 Credits

For a full curriculum listing visit our catalog.

Major Requirements

  1. Any student who receives a grade below a C in a major course, which includes all Health Science courses as well as the required courses in the Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences and Mathematics, will be required to retake the course. Major courses may be retaken once.
  2. Students who have selected the Health Science: Clinical Care concentration must adhere to the Mercy University policy regarding maintenance of a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.0.
  3. Any exceptions to program guidelines require approval by the Program Director.

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Program Outcomes


Synthesize and apply knowledge from biological, physical, health, and behavioral sciences as a foundation for practice as a health care professional.

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Explain the importance of cultural competency and appreciation for diversity in the community and healthcare environments.


Demonstrate knowledge of sound ethical practice found in healthcare settings.


Identify and use professional/scientific literature and materials to support professional decision-making related to clinical practice and health care issues.

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Demonstrate knowledge of the current health care system, as well as challenges and changes in the delivery and funding of health care.


Exhibit interpersonal skills required for client-practitioner and professional interaction, as well as peer-clinician communication.

Frequently Asked Questions

Very. You can take classes as a part-time or full-time student at various times.

Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.

The clinical care concentration prepares students for application to the accelerated second-degree Nursing program at Mercy University or for entry-level positions in a variety of health care settings by coupling our foundational health science core curriculum with the pre-requisite requirements for application to the accelerated second-degree Nursing program at Mercy University as well as coursework to support the success of applicants to the health care field.

Yes. Acceptance of transfer credits is determined by Admissions. They consult with any graduate program to which you intend to apply. To be eligible for a B.S. in Health Science, which is a 120-credit degree, students must complete a minimum of 30 undergraduate credits at Mercy University. Mercy may transfer up to 90 undergraduate credits from a four-year college and up to 75 credits from a two-year community college.

Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.

If an employer requires a college degree with a health care focus, a B.S. in Health Science is usually preferred. A B.S. in Health Science is the most effective route to completing a Bachelor's degree that includes all the graduate program prerequisite courses for programs such as the Health Promotions Concentration as well as the Graduate Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Programs.

Contact the Health Sciences: Clinical Care Program

Dr. Jean Walsh
Associate Program Director, Health Science
(718) 678-8325