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Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Pursue Your Dreams with an Online Health Sciences Degree

The 100% online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree from Utica College provides you with the knowledge necessary to pursue a variety of health professions or graduate study.

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  • Duration 2-4 years
  • Cost per Credit $420
  • Credit Hours 120

Program Benefits

  • Prepare to join the nation’s fastest-growing industry
  • Practitioner-based faculty
  • Therapy-focused (physical, occupational) dual degree options

The Flexibility You Need to Reach Your Health Care Goals

The fully online B.S.H.S. degree equips you with a solid educational background in health-related sciences while also covering foundational education components that are important in the job market or for continued study. This versatile degree can be tailored to fit learners’ long-term goals, whether they be graduate study or one of many healthcare related careers.

Career Outlook

The need for health care professionals is expected to increase by 14% between 2018 and 2028, resulting in the creation of 1.9 million new jobs.1 An online health sciences degree can prepare you to pursue a health sciences career or smoothly transition to graduate study in medicine, business, health care administration, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and more.

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The practical nature of the 120-credit B.S.H.S. program, the experiential learning opportunities, the approachable and caring professors, and the excellent support staff, combined with health science courses, helps you succeed.

The curriculum consists of 33 credit hours of core coursework, 72 credit hours of major requirements, and 15 credit hours of coursework toward a minor. Utica College offers numerous options for minors, including health care advocacy and navigation, entrepreneurship, management, risk management and insurance, fraud and financial crime investigation, and aging studies.

Utica College maintains articulation agreements with a number of community colleges, making it easier for students who complete their associate degree to transfer to UC to complete their bachelor’s and graduate degrees.

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Admission Requirements

Our online B.S.H.S. degree program accepts applications from first-time freshmen, as well as students with some college credit. To apply, you’ll need the following:

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Tuition Details

The online B.S. in Health Sciences program tuition is $420 per credit hour. Utica College is dedicated to making an advanced education accessible and affordable and offers many avenues for financial aid.

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Faculty: Support From the Experts

Our faculty works with you directly to ensure you meet your goals with your online health sciences degree and will help you tailor your education to meet your needs as you move throughout the B.S.H.S. program. Our experienced program director, Dr. Ahmed Radwan, holds a Ph.D. in Biomechanics, a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree, and an MBA, as well as a bachelor’s and master’s degree in physical therapy.

Kyrra Marchese

Kyrra A. Marchese, M.S., OTR/L

Chair of Health Sciences, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

Kyrra Marchese, M.S., OTR/L, earned her bachelor’s in health studies from Utica College, her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Rhode Island her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Utica College. Kyrra’s research interests include pediatric development, disability awareness, and advocacy. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and running.


  • B.Sc., Health Studies, Utica College
  • B.Sc., Political Science, University of Rhode Island
  • M.O.T., Utica College

Benefits of Being an Online Student

Whether you are advancing your career or switching it, online learning gives you a unique perspective from your instructors and fellow students. You’ll get the same high-quality education, credentials, and faculty support without slowing down your life.

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Planning Your Budget

Paying for an online education doesn’t have to be stressful. We’ve compiled helpful resources that can get you well on your way to financing your education. Learn more about available options and how you can get started.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Advancing your life and career with an online degree comes with lots of questions, and we want to ensure your search for answers is effortless. If you have a question we haven’t covered, call (866) 295-3106 to speak with an enrollment counselor.

You can complete our program in as little as 4-6 years.

You can complete the online health sciences degree at a full-time or part-time pace.

The need for health care professionals is expected to increase by 14% between 2018 and 2028. Learn more about your career opportunities with Utica’s online health sciences degree.

The estimated total tuition is $50,400.

Note this estimate does not include textbooks, supplies, personal expenses, loan fees, and other costs you might incur. Consider taking these costs into account when you budget for your school year.

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To apply for the online health sciences degree, you’ll need a resume, a letter of recommendation, a personal statement, and official transcripts from all schools attended, including high school. For more information, visit our admissions page.

The B.S.H.S. degree is a total of 120 credit hours.