Bachelor's of Science in Health Science (BSHS)

Bachelor's of Science in Health Science (BSHS)

Program Closure Date: 14 August 2023. Last term students can complete the Health Science Major: Summer 2023.

Effective start date of Healthcare Administration Major: Fall 2020.

Students may remain in the HLSC degree program or transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration Program (BSHA) which begins Fall 2020. Intent to transfer must be made to advising by 1 March 2020.

Date the program provider will cease recommending candidates to the BSHS degree program: 1 December 2019.


The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) prepares graduates for a variety of career opportunities in the health care field by providing the management skills necessary for success. By designing a degree plan using electives in such areas as computer science, geographic information systems, mathematics, business administration, accounting, international business, and information systems, the student may pursue specific areas of interest. Students can also use electives to design a degree plan that will satisfy entrance requirements for admission to professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, public health, law, and business.

The Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences degree is focused on preparing professionals with the ability to improve through innovation, collaboration, and application the practice of healthcare management across the health care spectrum. The program graduates individuals qualified as professional managers of health care at the entry level.

The program is an affiliate of The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) publishers of the Journal of Health Administration Education. The website offers multiple opportunities for students in health administration programs that include but are not limited to scholarships, meeting others in health programs across the nation and world, health administration information, and potential positions.

Students will:

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the health care delivery system from a historical, comparative, economic, cultural, and ethical perspective.

  • Employ a variety of business and management skills and techniques including marketing, financial management, law, and information management to effectively and efficiently advance the goals of the organization.

  • Demonstrate creativity in defining, negotiating, and solving problems.

  • Communicate and educate, using the most current information and communication technology.

All of the following requirements MUST be completed and turned into the appropriate personnel BEFORE the practicum is begun. Students who do not have the following completed will not be able to participate in HLSC 4680.

City Wide Orientation Completion Date AND/OR Hospital Orientation Date



BSHS Degree Requirements


Sem. Hrs.

A. Transfer Coursework*


B. Health Science Major



Total 120

*Students generally have all core curriculum and supporting courses completed before admittance into the program. This includes a completed Core Curriculum, 18-22 hours of a specialization area, and 14-18 hours of other electives.

BSHS Major Courses

HLSC 3300 - The Health Care System 

HLSC 3310 - Epidemiology 

HLSC 3320 - Health Care Marketing 

HLSC 3330 - Financial Management in Health Care 

HLSC 3340 - Quantitative Methods in Health Care 

HLSC 3350 - Information Systems and Technology in Health Care 

HLSC 3370 - Complementary and Alternative Medicine 

HLSC 4300 - Management and Organization Behavior in Health Care 

HLSC 4310 - Health Law 

HLSC 4340 - Quality Management and Evaluation in Health Care 

HLSC 4680 - Practicum 

Total 36 hrs. 

Students may complete a designated Specialization Area (minor) in the following areas:

Geographic Information Systems 22 sem. hrs.

Computer Science 22 sem. hrs.

Mathematics 18 sem. hrs.

Business Administration 18 sem. hrs.

Accounting 18 sem. hrs.

Economics 18 sem. hrs.

International Business 18 sem. hrs.

Management Information Systems 18 sem. hrs.

*With approval, students can design a degree plan with an interdisciplinary area of specialization (22hrs) or use to satisfy pre-professional school requirements. 

Sample Degree Plan

Sample Minor in Health Sciences

Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information on this page. However, information is subject to change without notice. Therefore, Health Science students and transfer students must consult with their Health Science Program advisors each semester prior to registration.