Health Science at a Glance


   Health Science B.S.


   Nursing Program

  Public Health Program


   College of Arts & Sciences


  School of Population and Health Sciences

Dillard University Health Science Program

Lab student in classExplore the Dillard University Health Science interdisciplinary major, health science involves a cross-section of subjects including public health, physics, kinesiology, biology, psychology and sociology.

This rapidly growing field of study examines a range of concepts from social determinants of health to human behavior to culture to health disparities and equity. Through this combination of disciplines, a student can set a path to become a true leader in healthcare.

Elevate your future with a Health Science degree at Dillard University, Louisiana’s oldest HBCU, and start your a journey of discovery and innovation.

Program Contact

College of Arts & Sciences
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

Ph. (504) 283 – 8822

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bachelor of Science in Health Science

Start your comprehensive exploration of health sciences with our public health program, comprising 126 credit hours structured as follows:

  • General Education Core: 41 credit hours
  • Major Requirements: 28 credit hours
  • Additional Coursework: 57 credit hours

Participate in hands-on learning and community service initiatives, accumulating 30 service learning hours and completing 30 hours of community service by the end of your junior year.

Enhance your written communication skills through ENG 111 and ENG 112, prerequisites for ENG 199 – Writing Proficiency Examination. For further support, ENG 200 – Review of Writing Strategies (3 credit hours) is available.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects 19% growth in healthcare-related jobs through 2024. Healthcare professionals also often enjoy higher median annual pay than the median wage amounts than all industries averaged together according to the BLS. Because the health science covers a diverse collection of subject areas, there is a menu of opportunities to explore, such as:

  • classroomBehavior analyst
  • Community health worker
  • Hearing aid specialist
  • Health educator
  • Mental health counselor
  • Patient care advocate
  • Pharmacy sales representative
  • Physical or occupational therapist
  • Physician
  • Registered diagnostic medical sonographer
  • Registered radiologic technologist
  • Research assistant or associate
  • Registered dietitian

That is a tip of the iceberg. With a Dillard degree in health science, guidance and experience working in healthcare, create opportunities while contributing to healthier communities.

Apply today to begin your academic pursuit of excellence in physics at Dillard University, Louisiana’s oldest HBCU.”

Earn your health science degree at Dillard University, the oldest accredited baccalaureate program in the state of Louisiana. 


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