Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science Online

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Program at a Glance
  • Explore various topics, concepts, research methods, and applications in health science.
  • Customize your 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.
COURSE EFFORT 15–18 Hours per Week
COURSE LENGTH 10 Weeks
CREDITS REQUIRED 180
COST PER CREDIT $371
How Do I Get Started?

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.

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.

Practice-Focused Capstone

The 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.

Purdue University Global Is Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission

This accreditation covers all academic programs, all regional locations, and all programs provided via distance education. For more information, please visit HLCommission.org or call 800-621-7440.

What Can You Do With a Health Science Degree?

Employment of health care occupations is projected to grow 18% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs.*

Specific training in health sciences can prepare you for opportunities in a variety of settings including:

  • Hospitals
  • Private medical offices
  • Public health agencies
  • Health care centers

Some career options associated with this degree include:

  • Health educator
  • Patient coordinator
  • Medical administrator
  • Team leader in a health care setting

Gain Real-World Experience

An internship option, available as an elective, allows you to develop professional skills and add valuable experience to your resume.

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.

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.

Sample Courses
  • Research Methods for Health Sciences
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics I and II
  • Practices in Public Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Advanced Health Informatics
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Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits33
  • Major Credits60
  • Elective Credits87
  • Total Credits180

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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.

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97% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
45% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
218 Faculty publications in 2017–2018
Nearly 87,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2017–2018

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis and Center for Teaching and Learning. 2017–2018 academic year. Note: all figures include data prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue University Global.

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*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.

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