BS in Healthcare Studies

Lauren Gellar, PhD, HCS Division Director.

The online Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies is a degree completion program. It provides students with a foundation in healthcare studies and population health. Students are prepared to become informed and engaged health professionals who can think critically about health-related issues, work as part of a healthcare team, and develop innovative solutions that integrate comprehensive determinants of health.

This program is ideal for individuals that want to:

  • Complete their bachelor’s degree online while continuing to work,
  • Increase their career advancement opportunities by obtaining a bachelor’s degree,
  • Apply to a graduate program in the health professions upon completion of their bachelor’s degree.

Students come from a variety of backgrounds and professions, including occupational therapist assistants, physical therapist assistants, medical assistants, radiologic technologists, and cardiovascular technologists. Most of our students are working professionals hoping to advance their careers by attaining a bachelor’s degree.

The program also offers an option for students to enter into the Accelerated Pathway track in the Executive Master of Health Administration degree. This track allows qualified students to earn their EMHA in a shorter period of time.