Department of Health Sciences

Health Sciences Programs

Why do muscles enlarge from a workout and atrophy from certain diseases? Why do strokes occur? What happens inside your brain when you hear or walk or remember? How can eating disorders be treated? What are the latest findings on autism or the hottest topics in neuroscience?

Our Department of Health Sciences has answers to a wide range of questions. It’s the largest department at BU Sargent College and prepares students for a broad range of career possibilities. From here you can go practically anywhere: clinical practice, research, or academia; public sector or private industry; directly into a career or on to a graduate program or medical school. Wherever you go, you’ll take a strong scientific background and a keen competitive edge with you.

If you’re looking for outstanding research opportunities, this is the place. With $5 million in outside funding each year, our faculty and students pursue new discoveries and treatments in dozens of areas, from molecular physiology to cognitive processing to what triggers preterm labor.

Our projects are often interdisciplinary—just like the interests of our esteemed faculty. Many hold joint appointments on the BU Medical Campus. Three are currently serving on NIH peer review committees.

We invite you to take a closer look—choose any of the Health Sciences degree programs below to learn more about it.

Programs/Degrees Awarded