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Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

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Pursue Your Dreams With an Online Health Sciences Degree

Versatile, 100% Online Degree

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

The fully online B.S. in Health Sciences degree equips you with a solid educational background in health-related sciences while also covering foundational education components essential in the job market or continued study. You can tailor this versatile degree to fit your long-term goals, whether graduate study or one of many healthcare-related careers.

Continue Your Undergraduate Education

This online degree is also a completer program, which means that students may transfer credits into an undergraduate program at Utica University. Students may also complete all 120 credits at Utica University as a full, undergraduate degree. Candidates for the baccalaureate degree must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of study at Utica University. A maximum of 90-98 credits may be transferred from four-year institutions, and 60-64 from two-year institutions, depending on one’s academic major. Transfer students who matriculate with 60 or more credits need to declare a major upon entering Utica University.

Career Outlook

The need for health care professionals is expected to increase by 16% between 2020 and 2030, resulting in 2.6 million new jobs.1 An online bachelor’s in 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 online BSHS program, the experiential learning opportunities, the approachable and caring professors, and the excellent support staff, combined with health science courses, help you succeed.

The curriculum consists of:

  • 34 to 55 core credits
  • 63 major course credits
  • 9 elective credits
  • 15 to 21 credits for a minor

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

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Admission Requirements

Our online BSHS program accepts applications from first-time freshmen and students with some college credit. To apply, you’ll need the following:

  • Completed application
  • Résumé
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • SAT or ACT for first-time freshmen if you’d like these to be considered
  • Official final high school transcripts (with graduation date) are required for all undergraduate students.
  • If you are entering with an associate degree or transferring a minimum of 57 credits from a four-year college, your general education requirements are considered complete.
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Tuition Details

The online Bachelor’s in Health Sciences program tuition is $420 per credit hour. Utica University 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 to ensure you meet goals with your online health sciences degree and will help tailor your education to meet your needs as you move through the BSHS program. Our experienced Dean, School of Health Professions & Education, Dr. Ahmed Radwan, holds a Ph.D. in Biomechanics, a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), an MBA, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical therapy.

Kyrra Marchese

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

Chair of Health Studies

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


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

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 many 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.

The online program is designed for maximum flexibility and may be taken full-time if you feel you have the time to do so successfully. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

Although Utica University doesn’t generally offer scholarships through the B.S. in Health Sciences, many other third-party scholarships are available. You should also complete the FAFSA ® to determine financial aid eligibility. You can also apply for a Sallie Mae loan.

The first step is to start your online application, and then begin gathering necessary documents such as transcripts and a personal statement. Read more about admission requirements here.

Yes, you can transfer up to 60 credits from a two-year institution and up to 90 credits from a four-year institution to the B.S. in Health Sciences degree program. Transfer credit is awarded for courses taken at a regionally accredited college that are equivalent to those taught at Utica University and in which you’ve received a grade of “C” or better. Note that we require official transcripts from all colleges you’ve attended, as well as a transcript showing the degree awarded. Read more about transfer credits here.

Excluding general education requirements, you’ll complete 21 courses to earn the B.S. in Health Sciences. You can review courses now.

A B.S. in Health Sciences prepares you to pursue graduate study in business, health care administration, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and social work, as well as a wide array of healthcare-related careers such as a medical and health services manager, pharmaceutical sales representative, or community health educator. Read more about potential careers here.

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