GCU students can now apply for emergency cash grants made possible by the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (CARES Act). The application and eligibility requirements are available at Virtual instruction and events remain ongoing. A live Commencement ceremony will be held on campus in the fall, most likely on an October weekend. Admissions events and select student activities have moved online, while all other public and campus events, activities, and athletics have been canceled for the semester. Always check GCU e-mails and for the most up-to-date information.

Health Sciences

Careers in the health sciences are among the fastest-growing professions nationwide. A B.S. in Health Sciences from Georgian Court University makes you marketable to employers and prepares you for challenging coursework after college. Graduates will be ready to achieve in medical imaging, clinical laboratory science, genetic counseling, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and much more. It is also a great option if you are pre-med, pre-dental, pre-podiatry, or pre-physician assistant.

GCU partners with Hackensack Meridian Health for internships and other experiences where you will learn from working professionals. Practical work in the field, combined with what you learn on campus, prepare you for rigorous training—and career success—after you leave GCU.


To earn a B.S. in Health Sciences, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including:

  • General Education courses
  • Major required courses (57 credits)
  • Major electives (12 credits)

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.



  • BI121 Biological Unity: Cellular Organization, Energetics & Function (4)
  • BI204 Biological Continuity & Change: Genetics & Evolution (4)
  • BI213 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
  • BI214 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
  • CH113 General Chemistry I (4)
  • CH114 General Chemistry II (4)
  • HRP111 Introduction to Health Science (3)
  • HRP200 Medical Terminology (3)
  • HRP351/NU351 Health Policy (3)
  • HRP404 Internship in Health Care (3)
  • HRP444 Capstone in Health Science (1)
  • PH115 College Physics I (4)
  • PH116 College Physics II (4)
  • PL354 Bioethics (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • PS232 Introduction to Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3)
    • SW310 Methods of Social Work Research (3)
    • ES470 Research Methods in Exercise & Sport (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • MA103 Making Sense of Data: Statistical Thinking (3)
    • BI203 Data Collection & Analysis in the Sciences (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • SW295 Communication Skills in Social Work (3)
    • BU242 Managerial Communications (3)

Note: This major also requires the following General Education courses: MA110, PS111, SO101, and SP105 or SP107.

Electives (choose 12 credits):

  • BI111 Life: Human Biology (4)
  • BI219 Microbiology (4)
  • BI275/NU275/ES275 Pathophysiology (3)
  • BI437/CH311 Biochemistry I (4)
  • BI438/CH312 Biochemistry II (4)
  • CH223 Organic Chemistry I (4)
  • CH224 Organic Chemistry II (4)
  • ES220 Introduction to Nutrition (3)
  • GP316 Physiology of Development & Aging (3)
  • IH210 Integrative Self-Care Planning (3)
  • IH320 Integrative Healing Methods (3)
  • PS221 Child & Adolescent Development (3)
  • PS224 Adult Development (3)
  • PS281 Introduction to Addictions & Recovery (3)
  • PS282 Foundations of Addictions Treatment (3)
  • SW203 Introduction to Social Welfare (3)
  • SW240 Addictions (3)

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