Health science Courses

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Bachelor of health science
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Courses for this program are 100% online: no campus visits are required.

Your degree requires 120 credit hours, which may include transfer credits from other regionally accredited institutions.

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% online at Mizzou. An academic advisor can help you determine how best to complete science prerequisites and fit them into your academic plan as needed.

The courses you take will include:

  • MU general education requirements;
  • Program requirements;
  • Health science core course work, including an internship;
  • Health science-approved electives;
  • General electives, as needed.

Transfer students

The number of credits you need to take will depend on the type of previous credit earned and the institutions' accreditation and transfer equivalencies. The admissions office will determine your transfer credit once they receive your official transcripts and application. Visit the University of Missouri Course Equivalency site to determine credit equivalencies from courses taken at other Missouri institutions.

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Personal degree plans will be developed with your academic advisor.

Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless otherwise noted. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.


Students will enroll in HLTH_SCI 4975, which accompanies an internship. HLTH_SCI 4975 offers flexibility in regards to the hour requirement (1, 3 or 6 credit hours). Many students who work part or full time will choose to complete a 1 credit hour internship (50 hours over a minimum of 7 weeks = approximately 7.25 hours/week). However, students have the ability to intern for an entire term, which decreases the number of hours needed per week.

Students are allowed to intern with current employers (if related to Health & Human Services), with the caveat that students are expected to work on a new project or take on additional responsibilities for their internship hours. Students also may partake in virtual internships.

Find more information about internships on the Health Sciences website. Contact Emily Mahler (573-884-2698 | or Traci Scardina (573-882-1706 | with questions.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri-Columbia be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page for more information.

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Students residing in all states are eligible to enroll in this program.

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This program is administered by the Department of Health Sciences