Online Bachelor of Science Health Sciences

Prepare to pursue a fulfilling job in a health field with a Bachelor of Science in health sciences. As a student in health sciences, you can choose from four distinct tracks in high-demand areas to fit your interests and career path. You also have an opportunity for hands-on learning through an exciting internship experience.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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The need for passionate health professionals continues to grow. If you’re interested in improving health outcomes through health administration, education or research, then consider this health sciences degree. In the program, you’ll gain knowledge of basic data statistics, the U.S. health care system, current health challenges and more.

While the program does not lead to licensure, it does allow you to specialize in an emerging and important aspect of the health sciences field. This program was designed with four tracks to help you pursue an in-demand career upon graduation. The four tracks are:

  • Community-based health outcomes.
  • Health legislation and regulation.
  • Integrated care.
  • Language, speech and communication.

Throughout your coursework, you’ll have the opportunity to explore each track before choosing one that helps you prepare for a career that meets your interests. The program culminates in an internship experience, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the area you are most passionate about in depth. Students may choose to find internships with health care providers, community health centers, exercise and wellness facilities, health associations, social service providers and nonprofit organizations. They may choose to work in areas such as:

  • Data analysis.
  • Event planning.
  • Health and wellness education development.
  • Social media content creation.

What is health science?

 

Health science is a term used to describe health and health improvement as they relate to humans. It’s focused on the scientific research and study of health, including how to improve health outcomes. Because the discipline is so broad, students who pursue a health sciences degree may pursue a range of careers in health, health administration and public health fields.

What health sciences classes can I take?

In the Bachelor of Science in health sciences degree, you take courses that prepare you for a variety of health science degree jobs. You’ll hone your critical thinking and leadership skills while increasing your knowledge of health care and its current challenges. Additionally, you’ll choose a track in one of the following areas: community-based health outcomes, health legislation and regulation, integrated care or language, speech and communication. You’ll also complete an internship that will allow you to explore your health-related interests.


PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology (SB)


HCD 330: Health Care Systems in the U.S.


MED 320: Applied Medical/Health Care Ethics (HU)


MED 300: Historical and Contemporary Issues in Health (L)


HCD 300: Biostatistics (CS)


HSC 310: Health Communication


HSC 210: Cultural Aspects of Health (C)


HCD 303: Global Health Care Systems (G)


Related careers

As a graduate of the health sciences degree program, you may be prepared for a variety of health science degree jobs. These may vary depending on your interests and the track you choose within the program. Your internship may also help you discover a future career path. Whether you have an interest in community health or integrated care, you may find a fulfilling career in one of the following areas.

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)


Growth: 14.5 %
Salary: $53,940

Community Health Worker


Growth: 18.1 %
Salary: $38,370

Medical and Health Services Manager


Growth: 20.5 %
Salary: $98,350

Office Manager


Growth: 10.1 %
Salary: $94,020

Physician Assistant (PA)


Growth: 37.3 %
Salary: $104,860

Social Services Director


Growth: 18 %
Salary: $64,100

Translator


Growth: 17.7 %
Salary: $47,190

Discover health science with faculty from across the medical and health markets

Our faculty brings a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Discover health science with faculty from across the medical and health markets

Our faculty brings a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Learn about health at the College of Health Solutions

At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to pressing global health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future. Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more.

6,500+


students.

250+


Barrett honors scholars.

160+


faculty members.

$14.5 million


in research expenditures.

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