The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Health Sciences is for students interested in entering or currently working in the rapidly growing healthcare industry. The degree is ideal for those who have completed military training in the medical and health sciences and are seeking advancement in their career path.

Through an interdisciplinary approach, the BAS in Health Sciences is designed to meet the transforming practices within health sciences. You will study a core curriculum in natural sciences, sports and health sciences, public health, information systems management, health information management, and healthcare administration. Best of all, if you already earned the AAS Health Sciences degree, you’ll find a seamless, quick transfer to this online bachelor’s program. 

Degree Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  •  Analyze healthcare policy issues from an economic and financial perspective.
  •  Create a plan for efficient healthcare system management.
  •  Evaluate and develop solutions and strategies for complex problems within the healthcare industry.
  •  Apply ethical standards for decision-making in healthcare organizations.
  •  Assess technologies and healthcare informatics for implementation in healthcare organizations.

Degree at a Glance

General Education Requirements31
Major Required42
Final Program Requirements3
Elective Requirements44
Total Semester Hours120

General Education Requirements (31 semester hours)

Arts and Humanities (6 semester hours) 1
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Art Appreciation
Film and Literature
Image Enhancement using Adobe Photoshop
World Literature through the Renaissance
World Literature since the Renaissance
English Literature: Beowulf to18th Century
English Literature: 18th Century to Present
American Literature before The Civil War
American Literature from The Civil War to Present
Arabic I
Arabic II
French I
French II
German I
German II
Introduction to Japanese
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Philosophy
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Ethics
Philosophy of Science
Introduction to Brazilian Portuguese
Introduction to World Religions
Russian I
Spanish I
Spanish II
Civics, Political and Social Sciences (6 semester hours) 1
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Human Sexuality
Social Media and Society
Intercultural Communication
Humane Education: A Global Interdisciplinary Perspective
Introduction to Geography
Practical Food Safety and Awareness
International Relations I
Contemporary World Culture Through Literature
Cultural Diversity in Contemporary American Literature
American Government I
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
American Popular Culture
Communication: Writing, Oral, and Multimedia (9 semester hours)
COMM120Information and Digital Literacy3
ENGL110Making Writing Relevant3
Select 1 course from the following:3
Public Speaking
Effectiveness in Writing
Composition and Literature
Technical Writing
Scientific Writing
Business Writing
Human Relations Communication
Information Literacy and Global Citizenship
Introduction to Information Technology Writing
Human Relations
History (3 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:3
American History to 1877
American History since 1877
World Civilization before 1650
World Civilization since 1650
Western Civilization before The Thirty Years War
Western Civilization since The Thirty Years War
African-American History before 1877
African-American History since 1877
History of the American Indian
History of Science
Mathematics and Applied Reasoning (3 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:3
Accounting for Non Accounting Majors
Fundamentals of Programming
College Algebra
College Trigonometry
Introduction to Statistics
Math for Liberal Arts Majors
Natural Sciences (4 semester hours)
BIOL133General Biology I with Lab4
Total Semester Hours31

Major Required (42 semester hours)

CHEM133General Chemistry I with Lab4
BIOL134General Biology II with Lab4
BIOL201Principles of Anatomy and Physiology with Lab4
SPHE314Exercise Physiology3
PBHE315Health Economics and Finance3
INFO321Database Management Systems3
PBHE215Healthcare: Moral Issues3
SPHE405Sports First Aid3
HIMA410Informatics and Analytics3
PBHE413Special Operations in Emergency Medical Services3
SPHE461Current Issues and Trends in Fitness and Wellness3
Total Semester Hours42

Final Program Requirements (3 semester hours)

HCAD498Senior Seminar in Health Sciences 13
Total Semester Hours3

Elective Requirements (44 semester hours)

Select any courses that have not been used to fulfill major requirements. Credits applied toward a minor or certificate in an unrelated field may be used to fulfill elective credit for the major.