Health Care Services

No other program at Clarkson College opens the door to so many career possibilities as the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Services program. This interdisciplinary degree program is focused on developing the knowledge base, skill sets and professional experiences necessary for success in a variety of health-related fields.

Among the most attractive features of the Health Care Services program is its flexibility to create a custom degree plan based upon your personal interests and career goals. Courses may be taken on a part-time or full-time basis to accommodate your busy life. Additionally, courses are offered online with a select number available on campus.

The Health Care Services program is designed for three primary audiences:

  • Traditional students interested in health care, but not necessarily direct patient care.
  • College students with or in pursuit of an associate’s degree interested in earning a bachelor’s degree.
  • Current health care employees interested in earning a bachelor’s degree to advance within their career.

The interdisciplinary curriculum of the Health Care Services program includes courses in health literacy and patient advocacy, legal and ethical implications, environmental and cultural influences on health, effective interactions in health care, and health care organizations. As you move deeper within the program, you will select from the following concentrations to increase your knowledge base:

  • Gerontology
  • Health Care Business
  • Human Services
  • Public Health
  • Women's Health

In the final two semesters of the program, you will integrate classroom material with hands-on experience at an agency or organization of your choice. This 135-hour practicum component allows you to work in and observe all aspects of the agency, develop advanced skills, apply concepts from your classes and gain practical experience in your chosen concentration. You will develop a service project that incorporates your course work and fieldwork experiences in the Capstone course taken during your final semester.

Dual Degree Curriculum

The Health Care Services program is also ideal for students who have obtained or are in the process of obtaining an associate’s degree at Clarkson College. The major benefit of this dual degree option is that it allows students to apply their credit hours earned in their associate’s degree program toward their Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Services. This route enables students to complete the bachelor’s degree in as few as three to four additional semesters.

If you are interested in learning more about this dual degree option, e-mail or call 402.552.3100.