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. Coursework is designed to offer the foundational knowledge and professional skills to work in advocacy and administration positions within health care organizations. With this bachelor's degree, students can be set up for the high growing career field of health care careers. This degree program offers an accelerated master's degree option which, if pursued, can reduce the amount of time to get both degrees.

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.

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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)

  • HS 305: Research Methods for Health Sciences
  • HS 311: Epidemiology and Biostatistics I
  • HS 312: Epidemiology and Biostatistics II
  • HS 315: Practices in Public Health
  • HS 320: Microbiology
  • HS 415: Environmental Health
  • HS 420: Advanced Health Informatics
  • 100/200/300/400 Level: Major Electives
  • HS 499: Bachelor's Capstone in Health Science

Core Requirements (33 credits)

  • 100/200-level: General Education Courses (3 courses)
  • 100/200-level: Math Course
  • 200-level: Arts and Humanities Course
  • 200-level: Science Course
  • 200-level: Social Science Course

Open Elective Requirements (87 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 Health Science
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Health Informatics
  • Master of Health Care Administration

Career Paths:

Purdue University Global's BS 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 Purdue University Global BS in Health Science program could pursue positions that include:

  • Health care administrator
  • Personal trainer
  • Clinical research coordinator
  • Health educator
  • Medical assistant

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