Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, is pleased to announce the addition of its new Health Sciences major to the College of Health & Public Administration offerings beginning in Fall 2017.
The focus of healthcare has expanded from diagnosis and treatment of the sick to include long-term wellness and disease prevention. The B.S. in Health Sciences major at Franklin University is designed for problem-solvers with a passion for changing the lives of individuals and communities by improving access to health and wellness services. The program structure enables students to customize their degree with focused coursework in cultural diversity, emergency planning, health informatics, healthcare management, and risk management and insurance.
From the influx of aging Baby Boomers to increasing health disparity and constantly evolving healthcare legislation, the healthcare industry is full of challenge and opportunity. Moreover, the demand for professionals prepared to answer the call to improve quality and access to public health services in the United States is projected to increase by 20 percent1 through 2025, a rate faster than the national average.
Franklin’s cross-disciplinary B.S. Health Sciences major prepares students to take on broad roles in the promotion of wellness. Core courses in medical terminology, community mental health, public administration and public heath provide the foundational knowledge to thrive in the ever-expanding realm of health and wellness. Students will be introduced to grant writing for nonprofits, which will not only help identify and successfully pursue grant opportunities, but will also extend and apply communication skills while leveraging interdisciplinary insight to solve real-world problems. In addition, students learn to manage risk and mitigate liability, make ethical decisions and incorporate employment law procedures as part of the exploration of the legal aspects of healthcare management.
A sampling of careers are available to graduates of the Health Sciences major include community health worker, social and human service assistant, and social and community service manager.
For more information visit our Health Sciences - Bachelor of Science Degree page.
Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at over 25 Midwest locations and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.
Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.