Online Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Sciences

With Arizona State University’s online Bachelor of Applied Science in health sciences, you can tailor your studies to relevant areas of personal and professional interest. This BAS is designed specifically for students who’ve earned an Associate of Applied Science. Don’t have an AAS? Check out our Bachelor of Science in health sciences.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 07/01/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 19

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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What you’ll learn in this health sciences BAS

Health sciences refers to a broad spectrum of disciplines related to improving health care delivery, medical outcomes and treatment for individuals, communities and systems.

Throughout this BAS in health sciences, you’ll engage with a cross-disciplinary curriculum designed to support your development of the knowledge and abilities required for career growth in health-related fields. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore topics related to your chosen occupation in greater depth. You can customize your degree based on your areas of interest, including focusing on topics such as:

  • Community-based health outcomes.
  • Health and aging.
  • Health legislation.
  • Integrative care.
  • Spanish and health.

How is a Bachelor of Applied Science degree different from a BA or BS degree?

Bachelor of Applied Science degrees are designed specifically for students who’ve earned an Associate of Applied Science.

  • Students who’ve earned an AAS from a regionally accredited institution may transfer 60 credit hours toward their BAS.
  • Students who’ve earned an AAS from a regionally accredited Arizona community college may be eligible to transfer up to 75 credits toward their BAS.

While an Associate of Applied Science in disciplines related to health and health technology can lead directly to a career in your chosen area, earning your bachelor’s degree will assist in your pursuit of management roles. Please connect with an academic advisor to ensure your courses meet degree requirements.

If you don’t have an AAS and aren’t planning to earn one, please look into ASU Online’s Bachelor of Science in health sciences.

Will my diploma say ‘online’?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

Health sciences BAS courses

This online BAS in health sciences offers a flexible curriculum featuring the latest research and insights on a wide variety of health care topics. Course topics in this program include health communication, health care systems and the effects of violence on health.


Jobs you could get with a BAS in health sciences

Upon graduating from this health sciences BAS, you’ll be able to return to your original area of expertise in allied health and qualify for a variety of new roles, including home health coordinator, health and patient educator and school health specialist. You’ll also be prepared to earn a graduate degree in health sciences. Additional career examples include, but aren’t limited to:

Advocate


Growth: 8.6 %
Salary: $38,520

Clinical Informatics Analyst


Growth: 9.6 %
Salary: $102,240

Community Health Worker


Growth: 14.1 %
Salary: $46,190

Medical Records Analyst


Growth: 16.5 %
Salary: $58,250

Medical and Health Services Manager


Growth: 28.4 %
Salary: $104,830

Office Manager


Growth: 5.6 %
Salary: $103,330

Patient Advocate


Growth: 6.6 %
Salary: $44,990

Social Services Director


Growth: 9.1 %
Salary: $74,240

Learn from leaders in applied health science

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.

Learn from leaders in applied health science

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.

How to apply

You’re eligible to apply for this program if you have attended one or more regionally accredited colleges or universities and earned your Associate of Applied Science. To apply to a Bachelor of Applied Science program at ASU, please follow these steps.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. 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 Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. 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 Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Developing the health workforce of the future

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.

Tuition calculator

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Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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