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Online Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science

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The world of health care is changing like never before, but there are two things that will remain constant. One—people will always need the best health services available. And two—Purdue Global will be leading the way in providing comprehensive education programs so that tomorrow’s health science professionals will be up to the challenge of meeting the demand.

Purdue Global’s Bachelor of Science in Health Science program is designed for those who not only want to improve patients’ health, but also enhance their quality of life. The health care field is changing every day. Discover how a health science bachelor’s degree can help prepare you for a future in this dynamic and rewarding industry.

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Stackable Degree Option

The accelerated master's degree option allows you to work toward your bachelor’s degree while simultaneously completing courses in a master's degree program. Learn more below.

Bachelor of Science in Health Science Program Highlights

In this program you will explore various topics, concepts, research methods, and applications in health science, while enjoying the convenience and flexibility of online learning. Your coursework will focus on:

  • Developing administrative, ethical, and professional skills to prepare you for leadership positions throughout the health care field
  • Gaining an understanding of demography, epidemiology, biostatistics, and other tools used to assess community health
  • Understanding and applying the concepts of health, healing, and wellness from a broad historical and multicultural perspective
  • Completing an original comprehensive capstone project that demonstrates your ability to apply your health science knowledge and skills to real-world scenarios
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Fast Track to Your Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science

Students enrolled in a School of Health Sciences bachelor’s degree program can choose to complete an accelerated master’s degree. Designed for high-potential undergraduate students interested in earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree, the accelerated option allows you to work toward your bachelor’s degree while simultaneously completing up to five core courses in one of the following programs:

If you successfully complete these courses with a minimum course grade, and have applied and been accepted to the applicable Purdue Global master’s degree program, you will enter a shortened version of the master’s degree program.

The accelerated option allows you to earn your Purdue Global bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree at a faster pace and lower cost than completing each degree separately.

Qualification for the accelerated master’s degree options are subject to eligibility requirements. Please contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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What are the Career Opportunities?

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science may help advance your career in many areas.* Specific training in health sciences may prepare you for opportunities in a variety of settings including:

  • Hospitals
  • Private medical offices
  • Public health agencies
  • Health care centers
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How Do I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.


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October 17, 2018

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December 04, 2019

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. Your program will culminate with a capstone course that builds upon all the courses taken in the program. Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Practices in Public Health
  • Microbiology
  • Environmental Health
  • Advanced Health Informatics
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits33
  • Major Credits60
  • Elective Credits87
  • Total Credits180

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

Tuition and Fees

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Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin

$371.00 cost per credit
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Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.

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

Purdue University acquired Kaplan University in March 2018 and created Purdue University Global, which is following the same curriculum format and instructional delivery methods as developed and used by Kaplan University. These disclosures are based on Kaplan University data reported prior to the acquisition.