BS in Health Science

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The coursework in Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health Science program focuses on science fundamentals and the field of health care. Learn more about Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health Science program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health Science program is an online program designed to help students learn about the health care system as a whole. The program covers individual and community health care and strategies for teaching healthy living. Program coursework covers several areas of science, including physiology, anatomy, and biology. Students also have the opportunity to explore medical research methodologies and health care administration fundamentals.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health Science program, you should have already graduated from high school and have an interest in health care. Work experience in health care facilities such as nursing homes, hospitals, and medical offices is not required but may help prepare you for the program coursework. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science program consists of a total of 180 credits. Credit requirements are divided between 33 core credits, 88 major credits, and 59 open elective credits. Specific course requirements could change. If you are interested in enrolling in Kaplan University, speak to an Admissions Representative.

Bachelor of Science in Health Science Requirements

  • Introduction to Health Science
  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Diseases of the Human Body
  • Health Care Administration
  • Research Methods for Health Sciences
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Practices in Public Health
  • Models for Health and Wellness
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • 100/200 Level: Major Elective
  • 300/400 Level: Major Electives
  • Bachelor's Capstone in Health Science
  • 100/200 Level: Communication Course
  • 100/200 Level: Mathematics Course
  • 200 Level: Communication Course
  • 300/400 Level: Arts and Humanities Course
  • 300/400 Level: Physical Science Course
  • 300/400 Level: Social Science Course

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After successfully completing Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health Science program, you could pursue career opportunities with organizations such as hospitals, insurance companies, government health agencies, and medical offices. If you have an interest in working in a specific area of health care, such as public health or education, you could select related courses when choosing your open electives. You could pursue these types of entry-level positions:

  • Insurance clerk
  • Medical office receptionist
  • Medical lab assistant
  • Community healthy living instructor

Advanced Degrees

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health Science program could help prepare you to seek entry-level employment or continue to further your education at the master's degree level. Graduate programs include health science or specialized areas, such as public health or health care management. Here are a few master's degrees that you could consider:

  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Health Care Administration