Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science Online
Program at a Glance
- Explore various topics, concepts, research methods, and applications in health science.
- Customize your health science degree by focusing electives on a particular area of study.
- Gain valuable on-the-job experience through an optional internship.
- Shorten your path to a master’s degree with the accelerated bachelor’s to master’s option.
We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.
Bachelor of Science in Health Science Overview
The world of health care is changing like never before—discover how a health science degree can prepare you for a future in this dynamic and rewarding industry.
Our online health science degree is designed for those who not only want to improve patients’ health, but also enhance their quality of life. This bachelor's program culminates in the successful completion of an original capstone project that allows you to apply what you've learned to a challenging, real-world problem or issue under the mentorship of a faculty advisor.
Curriculum is focused on preparing you to:
- Develop administrative, ethical, and professional skills to prepare you for leadership positions throughout the health care field.
- Gain an understanding of demography, epidemiology, biostatistics, and other tools used to assess community health.
- Understand and apply the concepts of health, healing, and wellness from a broad historical and multicultural perspective.
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.
Gain Real-World Experience
An internship option, available as an elective, allows you to develop professional skills and add valuable experience to your resume.
Servicemembers and veterans can earn a degree faster with our PME2Degree® program. Many occupations across each branch have been evaluated for credit toward a Purdue Global degree. Use our Military Transfer Credit Estimator to see how much of your training counts as credit.How Many Credits Have You Earned?
Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or other equivalency diploma. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.
Military Physician Assistant Preparation (MPAP) Concentration
If you are an active-duty service member of the U.S. military, you may personalize your Bachelor of Health Science degree with a concentration in Military Physician Assistant Preparation (MPAP). The MPAP concentration serves as preparation, but not direct qualification, for the Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP) offered by the U.S. military. See the University Catalog for degree plan information specific to this concentration.†
Accelerated Master’s Degree Options
You can work toward a Purdue Global master’s degree in health care administration, health informatics, health information management, public health, or health education while you earn your bachelor’s of health science. Complete both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in less time and at a lower cost than completing both programs separately. For details and eligibility requirements, speak to an Advisor.
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Ways to Save
Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.
Prior Work Experience
You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.
Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.
Learn about federal financial grants and loan programs that may be available.
Corporate Partner Benefits
Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.
Military Tuition Reduction
55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.
Prior Military Experience
We offer credit for ACE-evaluated training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.
International Tuition Reduction
International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.
What Courses Will I Take?
Courses in the Bachelor of Science in Health Science teach you to apply principles of healthy living to the education of individuals and communities.
You'll learn from experienced professionals who bring real-world knowledge to the courses they teach.See All Health Science Courses
- Research Methods for Health Sciences
- Practices in Public Health
- Environmental Health
- Social Determinants of Health and Health Behavior
- Core Credits45
- Major Credits60
- Elective Credits75
- Total Credits180
What Can You Do with a Health Science Degree?
Employment of health care occupations in the U.S. is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2 million new jobs between 2021 and 2031.* Specific training in health sciences can prepare you for opportunities in a variety of settings including hospitals, private medical offices, public health agencies, and health care centers.
Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:
- Active Listening
- Social Perceptiveness
- Reading Comprehension
Top Jobs With This Degree
Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields.
Get to Know Our Faculty
Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.View Health Sciences Faculty Directory
Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.
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Prepare yourself for success with a bachelor's degree in health science.
*Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Health Care Occupations, www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.