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Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

BS in Health Sciences

» Health Sciences

Healthcare professionals are leaders. Chapman’s Health Sciences program puts you on the path to take your first step towards a variety of careers in the healthcare field.

From your standard health classes to behavioral science and medical sociology, you’ll be exposed to all the latest health science technology. Plus, you’ll have the latest labs and tools at your disposal along the way, such as our Virtual Anatomy Lab.

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In this program, you will:

  • Join a group of passionate healthcare students and experienced, caring professors.
  • Get real clinical experience.
  • Learn theory and put that theory into practice in labs.
  • Explore the healthcare industry and find the path that’s right for you — there’s much more to the world of healthcare than just going to medical school and becoming a doctor.
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By the time you graduate, you'll be able to:

  • Apply to any type of professional school you desire — including medical school, dental school, nursing school, veterinary school and more.
  • Apply to a Chapman graduate program as easily as possible with our bridge programs.
  • Conduct medical research and study the latest breakthroughs.
  • Use the latest technology to stay on the cutting edge of the field.

You will also have access to a personal career advisor who will help you explore your career options along the way.

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"Best Bachelor’s in Health Science Degrees" in the United States. (collegechoice.net)


bridge and linkage programs to help you take your education further.


"Most Innovative School" in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report)


"Best Undergraduate Teaching." (U.S. News & World Report)

Avrita Brar
Health Sciences Alumna
Future dentist Avrita Brar is committed to public health. That’s why she made it her mission to bring dental services to rural communities in India in 2018.

Your Path to Professional School

We're here to help you every step of the way on your journey to professional school. Check out the professional schools a few of our alumni have gone on to:

Kellen Matsuno

Kellen Matsuno
University of Southern California
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Elizabeth Avazian

Elizabeth Avazian
UC San Francisco
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Vivian Acevedo

Vivian Acevedo
Chapman University
PA Studies


DJ Smithers
Boston University
School of Medicine

Quinton Wong

Quinton Wong
Western University
College of Podiatric Medicine

Kinnera Reddy

Kinnera Reddy
University of Pennsylvania
School of Nursing

Internships at Home and Abroad

Chapman University is located in Orange County, California, right in the heart of a thriving medical community.

You will have the opportunity to explore internships with public health centers, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, clinics and much more — all perfect places to get valuable experience in real healthcare settings.

Study Abroad

Already thinking about taking your passion for healthcare abroad? We have you covered. Chapman’s study abroad programs allow you to travel to other countries, work in clinics and broaden your healthcare horizons.

We have semester programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the South Pacific, plus summer international internships, all with a focus on health science. We'll work closely with you to find one that aligns with your schedule and goals so that you can go abroad and still graduate on time.

Dr. Dede Teteh
Health Sciences Professor
At Chapman, Health Sciences doesn’t just mean working in a classroom or a lab. It means making a real difference in the community. Dr. Dede Teteh's research focuses on building healthier communities across the African Diaspora.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Chapman is home to hundreds of student organizations. We have clubs for any interest you can think of (and maybe a few you didn’t even know existed), and that includes healthcare focused organizations, such as:

  • Tri-Beta (a.k.a. Beta Beta Beta): National honor society for medical students.
  • American Medical Student Association: Our chapter of the largest community of medical students in the country.
  • Global Medical Brigades: Implementing sustainable medical practices in other countries.
  • Active Minds: Changing the conversation about mental health.
  • Pre-PT/OT Club: A community for future physical and occupational therapists.
  • Pre Dental Society: Get informed about and prepared for dental school.
  • Pre-PA Club: Begin your path to becoming a physician assistant.
  • Emergency Medical Education Club: Learn how to provide first aid and help those in need.

Admission and Tours

Interested in taking the next step? Learn how to apply or check out our transfer prerequisites.

Want to learn more about Chapman? We are always available for tours and information sessions. We’d love to meet you!

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Related Programs

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Minor in Health Science

Contact Us

Program questions:
Kenneth Sumida, PhD
Department Chair
(714) 997-6995

Admission questions:
(714) 997-6711

Medical Pathways

There’s much more to the health sciences than just medical school. Discover all your options with our Medical Pathways guide.


We have labs on campus for every avenue of healthcare research. Students are encouraged to participate in on-going research projects, collaborating with Chapman faculty, to gain invaluable research experience.

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