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Purdue University Global | BS in Health Science

Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Health Science program is designed to give students the opportunity to develop professional skills for medical and health science careers and choose electives to focus their studies. Read more about the Purdue University Global Bachelor of Science in Health Science program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Health Science

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements:

Those interested in this program should have strong leadership and communication skills. They should also have a strong attention to detail. The minimum requirements for admittance into the program include a high school diploma, GED, or the equivalent.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science program gives students the opportunity to study wide-ranging medical and health science areas, including human anatomy, physiology, biology, and disease, 100% online and on their own schedule. Coursework addressing research methods for health sciences, microbiology, environmental health, epidemiology, biostatistics, advanced health informatics, and public health practices helps students learn to apply concepts of healing, health, and wellness from a broad historical and multicultural lens. Choosing from a wide range of electives allows students to further develop skills in specialized areas that align to individual career goals. The program's accelerated master's degree option gives students who intend to pursue graduate studies the opportunity to earn credits toward a future Purdue Global health sciences degree.*

Learning Format:


Program Length/ Total Credits Required:

180 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information. ‡

* The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs. Speak to an Advisor about admissions requirements and transfer credit opportunities and see the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.

‡ Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Financial aid awards vary depending on individual student eligibility and need.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Courses are offered every 8 weeks, so you can find the session that works best for your schedule. Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" for school information. Financial aid opportunities are unique to each student’s circumstances. Complete the form to the right to speak with an admissions representative to learn more about Purdue University Global’s programs, cost, and start dates.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Health Science:

This program involves core coursework in science, social science, English, and math. The health science specific coursework will expose students to important health topics such as epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental health. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements (60 credits)

  • HS305: Research Methods for Health Sciences
  • HS311: Epidemiology and Biostatistics I
  • HS312: Epidemiology and Biostatistics II
  • HS315: Practices in Public Health
  • HS320: Microbiology
  • HS415: Environmental Health
  • HS420: Advanced Health Informatics
  • 100/200/300/400 Level: Major Electives
  • HS499: Bachelor's Capstone in Health Science

Core Requirements (45 credits)

  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Communicating Professionalism
  • 100/200-Level Mathematics Requirement
  • 100/200-Level Arts and Humanities Requirement
  • 100/200-Level Science Requirement
  • 100/200-Level Social Science Requirement
  • 100/200-Level General Education Electives

Open Elective Requirements (75 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students completing Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Health Science program could choose to pursue master's and professional degree programs. Master's and professional degree programs could help further build knowledge and skills. In addition, some professional programs could help prepare students to sit for licensing or certification examinations.

Master's and professional degree options for graduates could include but are not limited to:

  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Health Informatics
  • Master of Health Care Administration

Career Paths:

Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Health Science program focuses on health treatments, nutritional requirements, and administrative processes helpful in diverse medical and health science settings. Graduates completing the program could pursue wide-ranging roles within health care organizations.

Graduates of the health science program could pursue positions that include:

  • Medical and health services manager
  • Health educator
  • Medical administrator
  • Patient coordinator

Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields.

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