Online Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree
Earn a degree that helps you enter health care, an in-demand field
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects healthcare-related careers to grow 14 percent by 2028. Some individual career pathways within health care and health sciences are projected to double or even triple this rate.
The field of health sciences covers a variety of in-demand professions, including public health, health care, nutrition and more. Someone with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences might apply their knowledge in the following ways:
- Continuing to graduate school in a variety of specialized areas in health care
- Entering healthcare administration or continuing to graduate school in healthcare administration
- Researching and implementing public health initiatives
What can you do with an undergraduate health science degree?
Professionals with a health science degree can work across a variety of related in-demand careers that meet their interests and professional goals. This might include working on public policy related to population health, healthcare administration or pursuing graduate education in a specialized area of health care.
*A pathway to medicine or dentistry requires additional in-person coursework at KU, another four-year institution or a community college. Please visit the “Pre-Health at KU” website for more information.
Is an online undergraduate health science degree right for you?
KU’s online Bachelor of Health Sciences is a degree completion program that provides students hoping to enter health science professions the opportunity to strengthen their background in content related to their anticipated healthcare profession. The program also lets students explore elective courses that help them concentrate their knowledge in areas including nutrition, public and population health, and health management and policy. Students should be sure to discuss their long-term plans with their academic success coach for help selecting the best courses for their desired educational pathway and career.
The KU Edwards Campus also offers a minor in Health Policy and Management. This undergraduate minor is offered entirely online. Visit our minors page to learn more.
How is the program structured?
KU’s online Bachelor of Health Sciences consists of 120 credit hours.
- Fully online courses
- Gain an interdisciplinary skillset
- Electives allow students to tailor their degree to their interests and goals
- Credentialed, experienced faculty
- Globally respected academics
- KU is one of 38 public university members of the prestigious Association of American Universities, a group of America's leading research universities
- Learn it today, use it tomorrow
- Courses address technical skills and career development
- Courses apply to a variety of in-demand health careers