Online Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree

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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
  • Advising local or state governments regarding elements of health care or public health policies

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.

Health science career opportunities - Research and Development, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, Healthcare Administration, Allied Health Careers, Medicine or Dentistry, Public and Population Health

*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.


Dina Massoud
  • Academic Advisor

The Johnson County Education Research Triangle (JCERT) helps support this program.

How is the program structured?

KU’s online Bachelor of Health Sciences consists of 120 credit hours.

Bachelor of Health Science 120 credit hours - 24 credits of KU Core, 19 Credits Foundational Science, 32 Credits Health Science Core, 24 Credits Health Science Electives 18 Credits General Electives or MinorUndergraduate minor in clinical trials management 18 credit hours - 3 credit hours of statistical/data analysis (1 course), 15 credit hours of required courses (5 courses) Undergraduate minor in environmental health 18 credit hours - 9 credit hours of electives (3 courses), 9 credit hours of required courses (3 courses)Undergraduate Minor in Nutrition 18 credit hours - 6 hours of electives (2 courses), 12 credit hours of required courses (4 courses)Undergraduate Minor in Public and Population Health 18 credit hours - 3 credit hours of statistics (1 course), 3 credit hours of electives (1 course), 12 credit hours of required courses (4 courses)Health Policy Minor Pyramid
Why a KU Health Sciences degree?


  • 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

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Summer: May 15

Fall: Aug. 1