Healthcare Systems and Innovation is the home of the B.S. in Healthcare Studies major.
Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing career areas in Connecticut. When we think of the people who work in hospitals, we usually think of doctors and nurses – however, they make up only a tiny portion of hospital employees. There’s an enormous range of professions in hospitals and healthcare centers – these include many different jobs in direct patient care, clinical research, administration and management, patient support, and healthcare data analytics, among many other areas.
The B.S. in Healthcare Studies provides students with knowledge about how the healthcare system works. This knowledge is extremely valuable and appealing to employers in the healthcare field.
What careers can this degree lead to?
Most healthcare professionals move between roles as they gain experience. Some professionals start with an associate degree and find that they need a bachelors degree to advance professionally. Other professionals decide to pursue a master’s degree in a specialized area.
You’ll be able to pursue many different professional avenues in healthcare with a BS in Healthcare Studies. This degree will be especially valuable as you gain professional experience.
See the "Careers" link on this page to see some career paths for Healthcare Studies graduates.