The B.S. Healthcare Studies degree program prepares students for entry-level jobs within the healthcare sector, provides a strong academic foundation for those advancing to graduate school, and prepares students with the prerequisite coursework and advisement to apply to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program.
Nationally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in healthcare occupations will grow 16% from 2020 to 2030, which is must faster than most occupations.
Many Connecticut healthcare employment opportunities exist in the Greater New Haven region, as the healthcare industry is a dominant contributor to the local economy. Employers are seeking professionals attuned to the dynamics of an evolving healthcare system. They have expressed a growing demand for bachelor-level trained employees in critical non-clinical positions. Employers are seeking employees who possess a skill set that includes knowledge of overall health, health informatics, health systems, and healthcare management. The B.S. Healthcare Studies degree program will address the development of these skills and help employers meet these needs.