Health science

Bachelor of health science University of Missouri
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The online bachelor’s degree in health science from MU is a nonclinical degree that can help you prepare for a career in a health-related field. If you want to start a nonclinical career or work toward a graduate or professional program in health care, this may be the degree for you.

Quick facts

Official name

Bachelor of health science in health science


University of Missouri

Program type

Bachelor's degree

Academic home

School of Health Professions | Department of Health Sciences

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission

Freshman credit hours


Freshman estimated cost


Transfer credit hours


Transfer estimated cost


*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

This degree has potential benefits for many careers, including

  • Health educator
  • Sales representative
  • Health care IT consultant
  • Patient representative
  • Clinical data manager
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Health Educator
Median salary - Health educator
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
Median salary - Sales representative

A bachelor’s degree in health science prepares graduates for a wide range of careers in the rapidly growing health care field. Employment growth in health care is expected to reach up to 15 percent between 2016 and 2026*, much faster than average for all occupations.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Program structure

This program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required. You may fulfill your requirements within the degree with a mixture of semester-based and self-paced courses.

Important If you want to pursue a clinical graduate or professional program, this degree may still be a good fit but you should be aware that prerequisite science courses are not currently available 100 percent online at MU. An academic adviser can help you determine how best to complete science prerequisites and fit them into your academic plan as needed.

Core course work covers

  • Introduction to health professions
  • Public health principles and practice
  • Introduction to research
  • Health care in the United States
  • Clinical ethics
  • Hands-on experiential learning


100% online


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Health Sciences