Health Sciences, BS

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The BS program in health sciences provides students with the academic knowledge and skills that allow them to move directly into a range of employment opportunities within the health field or to continue their education in discipline-specific programs.

Students choose a track focus in either community-based health outcomes; health legislation and regulation; integrated care; or language, speech and communication.

A limited number of students each year may apply to pursue the echocardiography certificate through Mayo Clinic. Once the certificate is successfully completed, students may transfer the credits to Arizona State University and those credits may be applied toward completion of the Bachelor of Science in health sciences. Students interested in this option should seek advising before starting this track.

At A Glance

Health Sciences, BS

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

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Career outlook

Graduates are prepared to enter the health field or health care workforce, in any of a variety of capacities including indirect and direct patient and community care roles.

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

Graduates also may choose to pursue advanced degree programs in various discipline-specific medical fields.

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 18.1%$38,370
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education7.5%$59,170
Medical and Health Services Managers 20.5%$98,350
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education7.5%$57,720
Administrative Services Managers 10.1%$94,020
Physician Assistants 37.3%$104,860
Public Relations Specialists 8.8%$59,300
Social and Community Service Managers 18%$64,100
Interpreters and Translators 17.7%$47,190

* 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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What are Accelerated Programs at ASU?

ASU students may accelerate their studies by earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as little as five years (for some programs) or by earning a bachelor’s degree in 2.5 or 3 years.

Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master’s degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.

Accelerated bachelor’s degree programs allow students to choose either a 2.5- or a 3-year path while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students can opt to fast-track their studies after acceptance into a participating program by connecting with their academic advisor.

What are ASU's Online Programs?

ASU Online offers programs like Health Sciences in an entirely online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year.

More information on the program is available directly from ASU Online.