Degree Programs

Listed below are the various Degree Programs available in the Department of Health and Natural Sciences.

BA in Radiochemistry

Florida Memorial University is one of the very few institutions in the United States which has a degree program leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with a concentration in Radiochemistry. Students in this degree program prepare themselves for a career in the quickly expanding field of nuclear science and may go on to work at a nuclear power plant or for a regulatory agency or continue their studies in graduate school.

Academic Degree Plans for: Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with a concentration in Radiochemistry (PDF)

BS in Chemistry

The Division of Health and Natural Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. The Bachelor of Science program is designed for students planning graduate study in chemistry and related fields of science or careers as professional chemists.

Academic Degree Plan for: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (PDF)

BS in Biology

The Division of Health and Natural Sciences of Florida Memorial University offers a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Our program motivates and challenges students who wish to compete successfully for jobs, as well as for professional and graduate schools in the science arena. Does your career goal involve the biological sciences? Are you prepared to work hard in order to succeed? Then consider working alongside our qualified, caring faculty to achieve your goals.

Academic Degree Plans for: Bachelor of Science in Biology (PDF)

BS in Biology (Concentration in Radiobiology)

The School of Health and Natural Sciences, through support from and collaboration with the National Nuclear Security Administration, offers a program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Biology with a specialization in Radiobiology. This program is designed for students planning graduate study in radiobiology and related field of science or careers in government facilities for radiochemistry/nuclear chemistry/nuclear medicine. Students need to maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher to enter the program and to remain in the program. Students must earn at least a C or higher in all classes.

Academic Degree Plans for: Bachelor of Science in Biology (Concentration in Radiobiology) (PDF)

BS in Environmental Studies

The Division of Health and Natural Sciences offers a program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies. Opportunities for Environmental Studies graduates are found in environmental consulting firms, departments in local, state, or federal agencies, environmental compliance and problem solving industries. Other areas include environmental laboratory testing, nature education centers, natural resource management, not-for-profit environmental advocacy groups and the U.S. Peace Corps.

Academic Degree Plans for: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies (PDF)

BS in Healthcare (Concentration in Administration)

The Division of Health and Natural Sciences offers a program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare with a concentration in Healthcare Administration.

Mission Statement
The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare (BSHC) combines science, data analytics, information systems, management, law, and ethics to equip students to evaluate the human and fiscal resources needed to effectively analyze/assess healthcare systems in an ever-changing industry. Moreover, graduates of the program will be able to successfully address current health disparities, excessive costs, and quality issues effecting healthcare delivery faced by many healthcare systems. One concentration is offered to prepare graduates for an entry-level administrative position in this highly technological and culturally-diverse healthcare environment. The administration concentration aims to train students to identify and implement best administrative practices in public and/or private healthcare settings.

The BSHC with a concentration in Healthcare administration is an interdisciplinary, 121-credit hour Bachelor of Science degree. The administration concentration is comprised of six, three-credit hour courses taught in the School of Business, totaling 18 credit hours. The interdisciplinary nature and flexibility of this program will allow full-time students to complete the program in a timely manner. Students graduating with a degree in Healthcare with a concentration in administration often find employment in healthcare facilities, including hospitals and group medical practices. Healthcare majors are encouraged to consider further study at the graduate level.

Program Goals
The program goals are to ensure that students:

  1. Recognize the value of diversity and demonstrate an understanding of how diversity impacts healthcare systems, as well as health disparities.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the processes, structures, and policies that make up the current healthcare system.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of how emergent medical technologies, health statistics, financial, legal, regulatory, and ethics play a key role in healthcare.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the degree with a concentration in administration, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how differing characteristics of diversity can influence and impact health disparities and healthcare systems.
  • Identify and describe the various healthcare industry structures, systems and service delivery models.
  • Identify the roles and functions of emergent medical technologies, health statistics, financial, legal, regulatory, and ethics in today’s growing healthcare industry.
  • Apply administrative practices to evaluate evidenced-based healthcare outcomes across populations.

Graduation Requirements
This degree program requires at least 121 semester hours for completion.

Benefits of the Program (with a concentration in Healthcare Administration)

  • Potential Salary: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay in 2019 for Medical & Health Service Managers/Administrators was $100,980.00 per year with a 10 year projection growth of 32% (133,200 jobs), which is higher than the average.
  • One-on-one mentorship from enrollment to completion
  • Flexible curriculum, which includes hybrid and online instruction
  • Internship opportunities to gain exposure and experience in field
  • Access to a network of alumni healthcare professionals

Academic Degree Plans for: BS in Healthcare (Concentration in Administration)

Dual Degree Biology/Nursing

Florida Memorial University does not offer a standalone degree in nursing. The Biology/Nursing Dual-Degree program is jointly offered with Florida International University (FIU) and University of Miami (UM). This program is only for students that want to transfer to UM or FIU. This program does not apply to any other nursing programs.

Students attend Florida Memorial University for 3 years and then attend either partnering institution for 2 years. Students under the Biology/Nursing Dual-Degree program that complete the BSN at either nursing school are eligible to apply for graduation at Florida Memorial University for a BS in biology. The Biology/Nursing Dual-Degree program at UM and FIU is competitive. Transfer is not a guarantee and students must meet ALL requirements that FMU has and that the partnering. Only a limited number of students are chosen each fall semester and this is based on the established MOAs that exist between FMU and each partnering institution.

Students must maintain the following requirements in order to stay in the program once they declare biology/nursing as their major:

  • A GPA of 3.6 or higher each semester. *GPA requirement is dependent on the nursing school of choice and can actually be higher, especially for FIU.
  • Students must not repeat classes; repeating a class can jeopardize a student’s standing in the program.
  • Students must see the program coordinator/advisor to discuss any grade issues before WP/WF from a class.
  • If the requirements are not maintained, students will need to change their major.

FIU and UM is 3.5 or higher cumulative and 3.3 or higher in all science and math courses FIU and UM requirements, which include GPA and courses can change at any time. FIU requires students to take an entrance exam (TEAS) for their nursing program. Students must pass the exam and meet the GPA requirement. This test must be taken at least a semester before applying. Students must check with FIU for the current required passing score.

Criteria Qualifications

Incoming Freshmen:

Incoming Freshmen are allowed to declare Biology/Nursing as their major, however it is recommended that students meet at least two of the following due to the competitiveness of UM and FIU’s nursing programs.


  • High school GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • SAT score of 1100 or higher or ACT score of 21 or higher.
  • Students must take the College Placement Test (PERT) if they have not taken either the SAT or ACT.

Transfer Students:

  • Students must have 3.5 GPA from former college/university.
  • If transferring, the student cannot be part of the program if there are multiple repeats of (science and mathematics) classes.
  • Any transfer student that declares Biology/Nursing as a major must maintain the GPA requirement 3.6 each semester to stay in the program.