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2016-2017 Course Catalog 
2016-2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Health and Natural Sciences


Raouf Boules, Ph.D.


Shirrie Henry, Executive Administrative Assistant, 860.231.5741, shenry@usj.edu

Accredited by:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
The American Chemistry Society (ACS)
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

Membership in:

National League for Nursing (NLN)
Connecticut League for Nursing (CLN)
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) 
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)

Mission Statement:

The School of Health and Natural Sciences (HNS) is dedicated to providing a rigorous, high quality education focused on preparing the student for a career as a scientist with emphasis on health careers such as nursing and nutrition as well as educational and technology careers in mathematical and computer sciences.  Our diverse offerings support those students seeking to pursue advanced degrees in medicine, pharmacy, veterinary, dental sciences, and environmental science to support the future of our planet and ensure the health of its population.  Committed to the growth of the whole person in a caring environment, HNS grounds its curriculum in a firm foundation of liberal arts with the goal of educating students in the Catholic intellectual tradition. 


Mathematical Sciences 
Nutrition and Public Health 
Physician Assistant Studies  

Undergraduate Majors:

Biochemistry, B.S. 
Biology, B.S. 
Biology B.S. to M.S. Accelerated  
Chemistry, B.S. 
Chemistry, B.S. to M.S. - Accelerated  
Mathematics, B.S.  
Mathematics with a Concentration in Actuarial Science, B.S.  
Mathematics with a Concentration in Computer Science, B.S.  
Nursing, B.S.  
Nursing, B.S. - Accelerated Second Degree  
Nursing, B.S. - RN to B.S. Multicultural Health Track (online or on campus)  
Nutrition, B.S. - Didactic Program 
Nutrition, B.S. - Nutrition and Wellness  
Public Health, B.S.  

Undergraduate Minors:

Biology Minor 
Chemistry Minor 
Computer Science Minor 
Food Service Management Minor 
Information Technology Minor 
Mathematics Minor 
Nutrition Minor 
Physics Minor  
Public Health Minor  
Sports Nutrition Minor  

Undergraduate Certificate:

Health Care Coordination Certificate  

Graduate Programs:

Biochemistry, M.S. - Online  
Biology, M.S. - Online  
Chemistry, M.S. - Online  
Nursing, M.S.  
Nursing, DNP  
Nutrition, M.S. - Online 
Physician Assistant Studies, M.S.P.A.S.    

Graduate Certificate Programs:

Dietetic Internship Graduate Certificate  
Emerging Infectious Diseases Graduate Certificate - Online 
Health Coaching Certificate -Online  
Health Informatics Graduate Certificate - Online  
Integrative Genomics Graduate Certificate - Online  
Nursing, Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate  

Dual Degree Programs:

3+2 Biology and Bioengineering   
3+3 Pharm.D. Program 
4+3 Biology to Doctor of Physical Therapy  
4+2 Biology to Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics  
Biology B.S. to M.S. Accelerated  
Chemistry, B.S. to M.S. - Accelerated  

Also see

Interdisciplinary Programs (B.A. or B.S.)