Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
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What is Health Sciences?

At its most basic level, Health Sciences is the study of all the ways in which you can deliver and improve healthcare. However, it goes deeper than that – utilizing scientific research and practical application to improve population health through a wide array of specialties related to the delivery of health care.

UC’s online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program provides students with an in-depth science background to prepare them for the opportunity through further studies to work in fields such as physical therapy, medicine, dentistry, exercise science, occupational therapy, public health, health administration, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, and medical dietetics.

UC Online’s health sciences degree is a completion degree for those already holding an allied health associate degree and are looking to advance to a bachelor’s degree.

Program Offerings

  • 100% online
  • Financial aid available
  • Graduate in 2-4 years
  • Designed for full- or part-time students
  • Start dates in spring, summer, and fall

Accreditations and Rankings

  • The University of Cincinnati and all of its regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Top tier of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report

Is a BS in Health Sciences right for me? 

Do you have an allied health associate degree, but are looking to advance or change your career in the field of healthcare immediately after graduation? Then a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences degree is the perfect next step.

For example, you can advance your allied health associate degree through this bachelor’s completion program and gain an edge on competition within the healthcare field. Earning your BS in Health Sciences is a perfect first step before going on to graduate school. However, keep in mind that many graduate programs have different requirements, so be sure to consult with your intended graduate school for additional information first.

Expand Your Degree Through Further Studies

Our Health Sciences Online Degree program prepares students for healthcare career advancement or further graduate study. As an associate to a bachelor’s completion program, you’ll grow your knowledge within the healthcare field and be prepared for numerous professions or be set to apply to a graduate professional program.

For example, you can take your pre-physical therapy associate degree and with just 60 more credit hours, you can then earn an online BS in Health Science. Long-term, this degree offers you the flexibility to focus your career on a specialization area of your choosing through continued education. Other future areas of study can include programs in physical therapy, medicine, dentistry, exercise science, occupational therapy, public health, health administration, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, and medical dietetics.

* It’s important to note that some graduate and professional programs may require additional or alternate coursework as prerequisites in addition to minimum grade requirements. Our faculty advisors can help you navigate this. We also recommend you consult your intended graduate program for additional information.

Health Sciences Career Options

Begin earning and propelling your career forward immediately after graduation with a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences in positions such as research assistant, office manager, clinic supervisor, health administrator, and many more.

Aside from the healthcare industry as a whole expecting to see a 15 percent growth from 2019 to 2029, many jobs you could apply for with a health science degree make the list of 100 Best Jobs in 2021, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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