Health & Human Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
Do you aspire to make a difference in the lives of individuals, families, and entire communities? The Health and Human Studies program is an interdisciplinary degree program that prepares you for a variety of careers in healthcare, social services, rehabilitation, policy, and program administration. The healthcare and social assistance industry is projected to account for over one-third of total job growth in the U.S. over the next decade (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). You can be a part of this rapidly expanding profession and work in settings such as health care facilities, government agencies, or non-profit organizations.
Students in the Health and Human Studies program take a core of required courses that provide a foundation for understanding health, communication, ethics, and social policy. In addition, students select a track of courses relating to their specific interests, such as children and families or health and wellness. Your Academic Advisor provides guidance and mentoring as you proceed in the program, and a required internship provides a rich experience to practice your compassion, communication, and organizational skills. An option for students interested in research is Bay Path’s Summer Scholars program. And our unique Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders (WELL) program offers strategies for career preparation and self-leadership to help you discover your passion and purpose and create the path that’s right for you.
The Health and Human Studies program also prepares students well if they choose to pursue graduate study in the fields of allied health, healthcare management, public health, clinical mental health counseling, social work, special education or non-profit management.