Major in Health Science Technology

Prepare for a dynamic career in pharmacy, nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy and more.

Designed for students who plan to pursue additional training in a specialized area of health care, the health science technology major offers an excellent pathway to a variety of careers.

Offered in collaboration with several affiliated hospitals and schools, the program allows you to earn both a bachelor of science degree and a certification or degree in:

The Path to a Major in Health Science Technology

Here’s how the program works:

  • Complete three years of coursework at Elmhurst (four years for the optometry affiliation).
  • Apply to one of our affiliate institutions and complete your coursework there.
  • Graduate with a bachelor of science degree in health science technology from Elmhurst College and a  certificate or degree from the affiliated institution.

Admission to affiliate programs is not guaranteed. If you are not accepted to an affiliate program, you may complete additional courses at Elmhurst to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Affiliated Programs

  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
    • Nuclear Medicine Technology
    • Radiation Therapy
  • College of DuPage
    • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Midwestern University
    • Optometry
  • Rush University
    • Respiratory Care
  • Roosevelt University
    • Pharmacy
  • National University of Health Sciences
    • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Northwestern Health Sciences University
    • Chiropractic Medicine

To learn more about the affiliated programs, contact Erica Ashauer, director of health professions advising.

Health Science Technology Major Requirements

The coursework requirements for this major were established in collaboration with hospitals and other institutions that have agreements with Elmhurst College.

Core HST Courses

  • BIO 200 General Biology I
  • BIO 201 General Biology II
  • BIO 207 Human Anatomy and Physiology IA
  • BIO 208 Human Anatomy and Physiology IIA
  • BIO 300 Human Genetics and Society
    or BIO 315 Genetics
  • HST 400 Scientific Terminology
  • HST 498 Senior Capstone
  • CHM 211 Chemical Principles I
  • CHM 212 Chemical Principles II
  • CHM 311 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM 312 Organic Chemistry II
  • PHY 111 Introductory Physics I
  • PHY 112 Introductory Physics II
  • MTH 132 Precalculus
  • MTH 345 Elementary Statistics
  • CS 111 Introduction to Software Applications and Digital Technology
    or CS 220 Computer Science I
  • COM 213 Public Speaking

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