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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.
Official nameBachelor of health science in health science
CampusUniversity of Missouri
Program typeBachelor's degree
Academic homeSchool of Health Professions | Department of Health Sciences
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
Freshman credit hours120
Freshman estimated cost$45,561.00
Transfer credit hours64
Transfer estimated cost$25,140.60
*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.
This degree has potential benefits for many careers, including
- Health educator
- Sales representative
- Health care IT consultant
- Patient representative
- Clinical data manager
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
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
- Contemporary health issues
- Introduction to research
- Health care in the United States
- Clinical ethics
- Hands-on experiential learning
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.