The Foundational Health Sciences Department offers graduate level basic sciences courses. Students typically complete their foundational health science courses in their first year. These courses provide students with basic knowledge in Anatomy, Physiology, Human Biochemistry, Pathology, and related fields, providing the foundation necessary for continued success in higher-level courses in health sciences programs.
The majority of SCU’s degree programs have couses that are taught by the Foundational Health Sciences Department. Courses are offered online, on-ground, and in blended formats. Students are enrolled in courses by the Registrar as a part of their professional degree programs. Learning outcomes are assessed at the course level.
Our approach to Interprofessional Education is unique in California and across the country. Here, modern medicine unites with ancient and traditional healing arts to create an environment of engagement. SCU’s groundbreaking IPE model combines curriculum, clinic, community, and clubs to help you develop a broader base of knowledge and gain a deeper appreciation for different perspectives on care which leads to a seamless transition from student to practitioner.
We bring together aspiring students from different disciplines so you can learn and excel side-by-side. The depth and breadth of this dynamic experience will prepare you to one day take the lead in a collaborative, interprofessional practice.
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Graduate students have a variety of ways to help fund their education. From graduate-dedicated federal loans to specialty grants and scholarships, paying for your education can be easy at SCU. In addition, our distinctive Fixed Rate Tuition Guarantee for degree programs provides students with confidence in planning for their educational investment.
It’s not always possible to come to campus. However, there are a variety of ways to see buildings and spaces, interact with current students, and ask staff questions no matter where you are. Check out our virtual experiences to make connections and learn what it is like to be part of the University.