Applied Science (Health Sciences), BAS

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The BAS program is designed specifically for students who have earned a health related AAS degree from a regionally accredited institution. In completing the bachelor's degree program, students complete all ASU graduation requirements. Applicants to this program must have an AAS degree in a health discipline.

This is a flexible undergraduate degree designed for students entering the health and health care workforce at a variety of levels. Students can complete up to 60 credit hours at a community college prior joining the degree program, at which time they are required to complete as few as 60 additional credit hours at ASU to earn the Bachelor of Applied Science. Degrees can be customized based on student area of interest, including health and aging, health legislation, integrative care, Spanish and health, and community-based health outcomes.

The BAS degree program allows students who have an applicable AAS degree from an accredited institution to transfer 60 credit hours toward a bachelor's degree at ASU. The Bachelor of Applied Science program with a concentration in health sciences is for students entering the health and health care workforce at a variety of levels.

Students in the program learn about health care systems and how these systems are financed and structured. Leadership and professionalism are highlighted, along with the role of providers in delivering evidence-based care. Students develop ethical and effective communication skills, analyze today's challenges and develop innovative solutions that prepare them for careers in the health care workforce.

At A Glance

Applied Science (Health Sciences), BAS

Required Courses

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While circumstances vary between students and their paths towards graduation (utilizing placement testing to fulfill required math or foreign language courses, fulfilling multiple General Studies requirements with one course, etc.), completing the courses listed in a major map fulfills all of the requirements for graduation.

Application requirements

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Admission requirements

Students applying to this program must have completed an AAS degree. This program is not available to freshmen.

Career outlook

Graduates can return to their original area of expertise in allied health (i.e., radiology, nuclear imaging) and qualify for a managerial position, be an educator or instructor within their field of expertise, or qualify for a higher-grade position within their current place of employment.

Other career options include positions such as:

  • elder services program coordinator
  • health and patient educator
  • health maintenance organization or insurance company client coach
  • Healthy Start coordinator
  • home health care coordinator
  • long-term care health and wellness coordinator
  • school health and program specialist
  • women, infants, children and community nutrition aide

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Community Health Workers 15.2%$42,000
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education3.8%$62,870
Medical and Health Services Managers 31.5%$104,280
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education3.6%$60,810
Administrative Services Managers
Public Relations Specialists 7.2%$62,810
Social and Community Service Managers 17%$69,600

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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