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.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 19
Weeks per class: 7.5
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.
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.
HSC 432: Legal Issues in Health Care
MED 417: Impact of Violence on Health
HSC 300: Complementary Health Care
HCD 420: Population Health Management
HSC 310: Health Communication
HSC 410: Supporting the Health of Older Adults
CHS 340: Health Theory
HSC 412: Health Issues in Later Life
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:
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.
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.
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