Your bridge into the health science professions
For those who have an associate’s degree or 45 health science credits, the BS in Health Science Studies degree completion program offers an ideal pathway to advance within an existing career, or begin a new career in health care. This interdisciplinary program exposes you to skill sets that can be applied to career specialties as diverse as nutrition, radiology, biomedical sciences and optometry. Completion also may pave the way to graduate study in fields such as global public health and physical therapy.
As a student in the program, you’ll be assigned an academic adviser who will help you to match your course work with your desired career goals. The flexible program may be completed entirely online, and each course is led by the same experienced health sciences faculty who teach on campus. Our collaborative online classroom also enables you to work closely with other currently practicing health care professionals.
With permission of the program directors, students interested in pursuing their master’s degree upon the completion of their bachelor’s may elect to take 9 credits of graduate level course work as part of their undergraduate curriculum. These credits may be applied toward the MBA and MS in Organizational Leadership programs at Quinnipiac.
About Online Learning
Flexible scheduling meets world-class education
Online learning with Quinnipiac University delivers the guided educational experience of a traditional, instructor-led environment coupled with the schedule flexibility needed for adult learners to succeed. Innovative teaching methods and asynchronous classes enable students to work at their own pace, while also enjoying peer interaction and a collaborative learning experience to maximize their learning outcomes.
In their Words
“From the very first interaction with the admissions office, to my academic adviser and to every professor in between, I have had an amazing experience. I think the dedication to students truly sets Quinnipiac apart from every other school.”Amy B. ‘18Online BS in Health Science Studies
“What caught my attention with Quinnipiac’s BS in Health Science Studies program was that it includes a diverse and manageable curriculum. Not to mention that it aligns with my goal of either pursuing a master’s in public health with a focus on community health, or applying for a physician assistant program.”Julius C. ‘16Online BS in Health Science Studies
Faculty dedicated to student success
Quinnipiac’s School of Health Sciences professors are committed to the personal and professional success of every student. While passionate scholars and accomplished in their own fields, teaching is the number one priority. Small class sizes, accessible professors and a close-knit community create the kind of supporting, enriching environment that is rare. We are personally invested in seeking ways to help our students develop into strong, certified, leading professionals.
Curriculum and Requirements
Online Degree Requirements
|Transfer Credit from Associate’s Degree||58|
|Open Elective Courses||9|
|Quinnipiac Advanced Core Courses|
|Select five courses from the following list||20|
|Visual Thinking: Practice and Process|
|Human and Economic Geography|
|Colonizing the Body|
|Doctors, Disease, and Death in the Western World|
|Music and Our Life's Work|
|Critical Thinking About Politics|
|The Global Civic Dilemma|
|Feminist Theory and the Body|
|Quinnipiac Health Science Courses|
|Select 11 courses from the following list (based on availability)||33|
|Biology and Experience of Human Aging|
|Chemistry of Macro- and Micronutrients 1|
|Legal Aspects of Health Care Delivery|
|Introduction to Evidence-Based Health Care|
|Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries|
|Complementary and Alternative Medicine - a Health Science Perspective|
|Health Care Essentials: Structure, Policy and Professionalism|
|Writing in the Health Professions|
|Nutrition in Health and Illness|
|Pillars of Public Health: Saving the World on a Population Level|
|Bioethical Issues in the 21st Century|
|The Environment and Human Health|
|Leadership: Creating Adaptive Cultures|
|Vaccines and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases|
|Health Promotion and Wellness|
|Physics of Life and Technology 1|
Course offered only during the summer semester. These courses are required, unless similar courses are transferred from another institution.
Courses and curriculum requirements are subject to change.
Additional course details
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The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree completion program allows students to transfer in a maximum of 75 credits from a regionally accredited institution.
Successful applicants will have completed transferrable credits or an associate’s degree in a health-related field. All credits earned must be from a regionally accredited college or university and include 8 credits of biology and/or anatomy and physiology with grades of ”C” or better. The desired candidate will have attained a GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis and students may apply to enter during the fall or spring semesters. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible to ensure consideration for the semester desired. Applications are evaluated once all materials and fees are received by Quinnipiac.
A complete application consists of the following:
- Completed application form
- $45 application fee
- Updated resume
- Letter of intent
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
- Personal statement