Online Bachelor of Science in 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.
Next start date: 10/12/2022
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What will I learn in an online health sciences degree?
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.
Will my health sciences degree 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.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
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.
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
What kind of career can I get with a health sciences degree?
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.
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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