Online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
The need for passionate health professionals continues to grow. If you’re interested in improving health outcomes through administration, education or research, Arizona State University's online Bachelor of Science in health sciences may be a great fit. In this program, you’ll choose from five distinct tracks in high-demand areas to fit your interests and gain hands-on experience through an internship.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What you’ll learn in this online health sciences degree
Coursework in this health sciences degree equips you with advanced knowledge in scientific research and the study of health, including how to improve health outcomes. Throughout your studies, you’ll also gain knowledge of basic data statistics, the U.S. health care system, current health challenges and more. Due to the broad nature of this discipline, you’ll be prepared to pursue a range of careers in health, health administration and public health fields upon graduation.
Focus your studies with one of five tracks
While this program doesn’t lead to licensure, it allows you to specialize in an emerging and important aspect of the health sciences field with one of five tracks, including:
- Community-based health outcomes: Assess disparities in health care, their causes and the impact of health education and promotion on population health.
- Health and media focus: Learn how to utilize media to improve health literacy through science-based communication, while learning to identify and avoid misinformation.
- Health legislation and regulation: Evaluate how health care is impacted by government policy, law, economics, and management.
- Integrated care: Examine the areas of complementary health care, wellness, and the prevention of chronic disease.
- Language, speech and communication: Explore the anatomy and physiology of communication disorders and the role of hearing and speech.
You’ll have the opportunity to explore each track before choosing one to help you prepare for a career that meets your interests. This program culminates in an internship experience, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the area you are most passionate about in depth.
Choose the right health-focused program for your career goals
This bachelor’s in health sciences prepares you for a variety of career paths, such as medical and health service management, social services, patient advocacy and more. Additional health science program offerings include:
Health sciences courses
Courses in this online health sciences degree equip you with important critical thinking and leadership skills while increasing your knowledge of health care and its current challenges. As part of this program, you’ll choose a track in one of the following areas: community-based health outcomes; health and media focus; health legislation and regulation; integrated care; or language, speech and communication. You’ll also complete an internship, allowing you to explore your health-related interests. The flexibility in your courses and internship aim to prepare you for a fulfilling career in an area that you’re passionate about.
HCD 300: Biostatistics (CS)
HCD 303: Global Health Care Systems (G)
HCD 330: Health Care Systems in the U.S.
HSC 210: Cultural Aspects of Health (C)
HSC 310: Health Communication
MED 320: Applied Medical/Health Care Ethics (HU)
MED 300: Historical and Contemporary Issues in Health (L)
MED 450: Leadership and Professionalism
The jobs a health sciences degree prepares you for
Upon graduating from this bachelor’s in health science, you’ll be prepared for a variety of career paths. 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. Potential career examples include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
You are considered a first-year student 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).
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.
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