Why Study Health Sciences?
Many individuals make it possible for healthcare systems to provide quality patient care—office managers, clinical services managers, hospital administrators, and community health liaisons, just to name a few. Not only do these positions require excellent communications and leadership skills, they also need people with a strong background in life and health sciences. A major in health sciences will prepare you a wide range of non-clinical, allied health careers or for an advanced degree in healthcare administration or social work.
Dr. Linda Duncan
Dr. Linda Duncan developed the health sciences major to respond to the demand for trained managers and administrators in the industry— something she has experienced for more than 30 years through ongoing work as well as through building relationships with providers and the School of Nursing.
Prepare for an allied health career with both science and business courses, including:
- Introduction to Epidemiology
- Healthcare Policy and Politics
- Principles of Management and Leadership
- Healthcare Economics and Finance
In Fall 2014, North Park University opened the Nancy and G. Timothy Johnson Center for Science and Community Life, a 101,000-square-foot facility equipped with 30 state-of-the-art labs and technology-enhanced classrooms. Built to meet LEED-certification standards for environmental responsibility in construction and operation, the Johnson Center is the new hub of scientific life at North Park and a stunning addition to the campus community.
Build on Your Allied Health Degree
North Park’s bachelor of science degree in health sciences is a great way to build on an associate’s degree in an allied health field. By transferring into this program, you can build on your knowledge and enhance your opportunity for advancement in careers like radiology, respiratory therapy, or sonography.
Beyond the Classroom
Enhance your education by getting involved with various service and extracurricular activities at North Park. Opportunities include:
- Volunteering in Chicago through Urban Outreach
- Playing intramural sports
- Joining an annual Global Partnerships trip with a healthcare focus, to places like Mexico or Zambia
- Joining a student cultural club or special interest organization
North Park is one of Chicago’s premier institutions for nonprofit education. Our Nonprofit Leadership Certificate is available to students in any major, and may be a perfect addition for health sciences majors who anticipate a career in one of many hospitals or healthcare clinics in the nonprofit sector. Through this certificate, you’ll earn the nationally-recognized CNP credential, giving you a valuable advantage when you enter the workforce.