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Bachelor of Science Degree
Health Sciences

The Bachelor of Science completion degree in Health Sciences is designed to allow students who have previously received an associate degree from an accredited clinical health care program to obtain a baccalaureate degree in an area of concentrated study. Students must declare either a biology or a psychology concentration at the time of enrollment in the degree program.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the degree requirements, the student will:

  • Apply problem solving, critical thinking, creative thinking and decision making skills based on empirical evidence and contextual frameworks
  • Demonstrate effective and appropriate written, oral and non-verbal communication skills in interactions with a variety of populations, using a variety of methods.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills associated with a concentrated focus of study.
  • Apply interdisciplinary research methods and findings through scientific inquiry and collaborative teamwork.
  • Exhibit responsible professional behaviors and awareness of ethical responsibilities in a variety of settings.
  • Interact with a variety of communities in ways that exhibit sensitivity to social and cultural differences.

Admission Requirements

  1. Successful completion of an associate degree from an accredited clinical program with at least 60 credit hours.
  2. Minimum GPA of 2.0 on all attempted coursework.


  • Courses earned for the associate degree from an accredited clinical program form the freshman and sophomore years of the baccalaureate degree  (minimum of 60 credit hours)
  • 22-24 credit hours of shared core courses
    • Math 2315 General Statistics (3 credit hours)
    • ENGL 3335 Technical Writing (3 credit hours)
    • History (SOCI 4310, ANTH 3315, BIOL 3315) (3 credit hours)
    • HSER 3340 Health Care Systems and Trends (3 credit hours)
    • HSER 3350 Health Care Management (3 credit hours)
    • Educating in the Health Professions (to be developed) (3 credit hours)
    • Research Methods (3 credit hours) (SOCI 3330, BIOL 4915, PSYC 4310)
    • Senior Seminar (to be developed) (1-3 credit hours)
  • 15-18 credit hours in 3000 and 4000 level course within the desired area of concentration
  • 15-18 credit hours of approved 3000 and 4000 level courses outside of the area of concentration (With advisor approval, based on intended field of work or other academic interests.) 
  • 12 hours of combination lecture/lab natural sciences (may be from the AS degree or completion degree requirements)
  • 6-12 credit hours of general electives

Total = 124 credit hours for the BS degree in Health Sciences

Graduation Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences is conferred upon students when the following conditions are met, in addition to the general requirements for graduation:

  • Completion of 124 semester credit hours;
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on all college work with grades of C or better in all courses leading to the
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences; 
  • Fulfillment of the residency requirement of OLOLC(see Academic Policies section), with 2 service learning projects;
  • Clearance of all indebtedness to the College, including the return of all materials borrowed from the College library.