Bachelor's Degree in Health Science Online

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Total Courses
Cost per Credit
4 years
Average Completion*
15–18 Hours/Week
Course Effort

Online Bachelor’s in Health Science Overview

It’s time to earn an in-demand degree in the fast-growing field of health care. Move your career forward and be ready to improve patient lives and community health outcomes.

  • Develop the administrative, practical, and professional skills needed to take on leadership positions throughout the health care field.
  • Explore demography, epidemiology, biostatistics, and other community health tools, plus learn about health, healing, and wellness from a broad multicultural perspective.
  • Customize your online health science degree with our Military Physician Assistant Preparation (MPAP) concentration — exclusive for active-duty servicemembers. Learn more.
  • Gain valuable on-the-job experience and boost your resume through an optional internship in a health care setting.
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Military Transfer Credit

Servicemembers and veterans, get the recognition you deserve and earn your degree faster. With our PME2Degree® program, you can turn your military and occupational training into college credit. How many credits have you earned?

Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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Admissions Requirements

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.

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.

Sample Courses

  • Research Methods for Health Sciences
  • Biostatistics
  • Practices in Public Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Social Determinants of Health and Health Behavior
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Program Requirements

Core Credits
Major Credits
Elective Credits
Total Credits

Upcoming Start Dates

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

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.

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Accelerated Master’s Degree Options

You can work toward a Purdue Global master’s degree in health care administration, health education, health informatics, health information management, nutrition, or public health while you earn your online bachelor's degree. 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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Earn Credit for Prior Coursework and Experience

The average bachelor's degree student pays $15k and takes 2 years to complete their degree.

Ways to Save on Time and Tuition

Purdue Global works with students to find ways to reduce costs and make education more accessible. Contact us to learn about opportunities to save on your educational costs.

Transfer Credits

Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.

Prior Work Experience Reduction

You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.

Financial Aid

Learn about federal financial aid programs available for many of our degree programs.

Grants and Loans

Learn about federal and state 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

Undergraduate tuition savings for military include a 55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers and 38% per credit for veterans.

Prior Military Experience

Earn credit for your military training. The average Purdue Global military student is awarded 54% of the credits needed for an associate's and 45% of the credits needed for a bachelor's.

International Tuition Reduction

International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% international student tuition reduction.

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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.

Average Salary


General labor market and salary data are provided by Lightcast and may not represent the outcomes experienced by Purdue Global graduates in these programs. Purdue Global graduates in these programs may earn salaries substantially different or less than the amounts listed above. Salary and employment outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, education, and opportunities for employment that are outside of Purdue Global's control.

Lightcast average salary ranges can be explored further using Lightcast’s SkillsMatch tool. Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields.

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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.


Faculty members who have advanced degrees


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Faculty publications in 2021–2022

More Than 38,000

Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2021–2022

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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*Estimated Graduation Date and Average Completion: Estimated graduation date is based on the assumption that you will enroll in time to begin classes on the next upcoming start date, will remain enrolled for each consecutive term, and will maintain satisfactory academic standing in each term to progress toward completion of your program. Completion time is based on a full-time schedule. Programs will take longer for part-time students to complete.

Bachelor's Completion Time and Average Net Price: The average completion time for Purdue Global online bachelor’s degree students who graduated in the 2022–2023 academic year was 2.3 years. Average net price reflects charges for all graduates, including those who transferred to Purdue Global, after application of scholarships, tuition reductions, grants (including federal Pell grants for undergraduate students), employer tuition assistance, and/or military tuition assistance. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2023.

Job Growth: Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Health Care Occupations, National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Military Credit Awards: Credit awards have service-level requirements. Exact transfer amount may vary depending on completed military courses and occupations as listed on your official Joint Services Transcript(s). Applicable state-specific program requirements, as listed in the University Catalog, may reduce the available transfer credits. All credits must be validated on official transcript(s) to be eligible for transfer.

Military Physician Assistant Preparation Concentration: The coursework in this program concentration fulfills the prerequisites necessary to apply for admission to the Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP). Completion of the program does not guarantee admission to the IPAP.