Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies

  • Total Credit Hours: 121-122 hours
  • 12-24 months*
  • Tuition: $335 per credit hour**

Program Overview

Jobs in healthcare are among the fastest growing in the nation.*** Be ready with Husson’s online Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies. Designed for individuals seeking a business career with a healthcare focus, this program provides a valuable opportunity for you to design a degree that fits your goals. You can even earn your MBA with only one additional year of study. At Husson, you’ll learn from dedicated professors who have years of experience in their fields. Plus, our convenient online format allows you to attend class on a schedule that works around your life. Gain the skills you need to enter this exciting and lucrative career field.

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Admission Requirements

The following is required for admission to the healthcare studies program:

  • Completed application
  • Graduation from an approved high school or credentials indicating equivalent preparation
  • All previous college transcripts (even if no credit was earned or grades received)
  • ACT or SAT I scores (if applicable)

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Course Map

General Education [50-52 hours]

EH 123 Rhetoric and Composition I: 3
EH 124 Rhetoric and Composition II: 3
EH 200 Approaches to Literature: 3
CM 100 Speech: 3
CM 221 Professional Communication: 3
PY 111 General Psychology: 3
MS 132 Probability and Statistics: 3
HE 111 Husson Experience: 1

Choose one of the following:

Ethics elective: 3
IT 111 Microsoft Office: 3
SC 104 Organismal Biology: 3
EH 360 Writing in the Health Professions: 3
SC 224 Research Design: 3
HS 421 Healthcare Studies Senior Experience: 3
HS 491 Healthcare Studies Internship: 3
MS 141 Contemporary College Algebra: 4
MS 180 Precalculus with Trigonometry: 4
MS 181 Calculus with Applications: 4


Foreign Culture and Conversation: 3
Fine Arts: 3
Global Perspectives: 3

Healthcare Studies Core [39 hours]

HS 101 Introduction to Healthcare Studies: 3
SC 120 Functional Anatomy and Physiology I: 3
BA 210 Economic Overview for Non-majors: 3
HS 121 Medical Terminology: 3
IT 214 Microcomputer Spreadsheet Applications: 3
PY 141 Human Growth and Development: 3
HS 311 Healthcare Management and Organization: 3
HS 301 Introduction to Public Health: 3
HS 321 Healthcare Law and Ethics: 3
IT 210 Basic Database Design and Implementation: 3
SC 292 Epidemiology: 3
HS 299 Global Health: 3
HS 411 Health Economics and Policy: 3

Electives [30 hours]

Psychology Elective: 3
History Elective: 3
Healthcare Studies Electives: 9
Open Electives: 15

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*Based on a full-time student transferring 60-90 credits.

**All rates are subject to change.

***U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.