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Health Sciences (Applied Science BAS)

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The cost of this program is $515 per credit hour, with no additional program fees. Technology, Financial Aid Trust and other mandatory university fees may apply.
Tuition has no additional program fees. Technology, Financial Aid Trust and other mandatory university fees may apply.

The online BAS in health sciences degree at Arizona State University is ideal for people in health-related fields who have an associate of applied science (AAS) degree and want to earn their four-year degree.

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The health sciences field is the single largest industry in the country, accounting for more than 14 million jobs. Many of the fastest growing occupations today are in health sciences. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, health sciences occupations are expected to generate as many as 3 million new jobs by 2016. In addition, the field of health education is expected to grow by 20 percent, or roughly 25,000 new jobs, in the next decade.

This is a cross-disciplinary program designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to position you for a range of career opportunities in health-related fields. As a graduate of this program, you will be well prepared for success as a manager in you original field of expertise, such as Medical Radiology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and Histology Technology. Other career opportunities, depending upon the focus of original AAS study, include positions as health educators, elder services program coordinators, long-term care health and wellness coordinators, and community nutrition aides. You'll also also be uniquely qualified for graduate study in applied programs such as gerontology, family sciences, and health education.

What it costs

The cost of this program is $515 per credit hour, with no additional program fees. Technology, Financial Aid Trust and other mandatory university fees may apply.
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