Contribute to the wellbeing of your community with a two-year Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Health Sciences degree from Northampton Community College. You’ll develop the foundational knowledge, skills and abilities to engage in public health education or to work in community health.
With a broad understanding of the healthcare system, you’ll be prepared to start your career immediately after graduation, or you can transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree in health communication, health administration or public health.
NCC’s health sciences major is available on the Bethlehem campus in Pennsylvania but you also have the flexibility to study partially online.Start Application How to Apply
Learn evidence-based approaches to public health education and health awareness through courses in chemistry, microbiology, epidemiology and more. You’ll apply essential health-related concepts and fundamental healthcare knowledge in real-world community health settings. The partially online option provides flexibility for you to balance your other personal and professional commitments with the associate in health sciences program.
Gain professional experience while you are working toward the health sciences degree through hands-on opportunities. Our faculty are seasoned practitioners who bring real-world healthcare perspectives into the classroom. With experiential practice under your belt, you’ll stand out to employers and excel in your work environments after graduation.
Studying at NCC is a solid investment in your future. On average, two years of tuition and fees at NCC can save you up to $25,000 per year compared to local four-year schools—and you’ll be career-ready after just two years, meaning you can start earning as soon as you graduate. You’ll also have access to our financial aid resources, including one of the most robust scholarship programs among community colleges in Pennsylvania.
Public health and community healthcare is an expanding, reliable field. Careers in health education and community health are projected to grow by 12%—much faster than average—over the next decade. As an NCC student, you’ll have access to career services and faculty mentors to help you along your journey to professional success.
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The Associate in Applied Science in Health Sciences program at NCC empowers you to serve as an informed healthcare worker in your community. This hands-on program prepares you to pursue your career goals right away or to transfer to a four-year institution, where you can earn a bachelor’s degree in public health and related subjects for a fraction of the overall cost.