B.S. in Health Science

The B.S. in Health Science degree program provides the opportunity for students with a broad variety of educational backgrounds and career goals to gain well-rounded, holistic healthcare knowledge.  The program offers 3 distinct tracks, depending on previous experience, coursework and career goals:

Two Online Degree Completion Programs:

This online degree program is designed for post-traditional students who are working and managing a full life. Students can start in fall, spring or summer terms and may enroll full time or part time. The length of time it takes to complete the program is determined by the individual student and the number of classes taken each year. 

(1) A clinical track which provides an opportunity for health care professionals who already have an associate degree and appropriate professional credentials to complete their bachelor’s degree.  Minimum GPA to apply: 2.30

(2) A non-clinical track is for those who have an associate degree but do not have clinical skills or credentials, but wish to pursue a career in some aspect of health care that does not involve direct patient care.  Required coursework includes anatomy/physiology, computer literacy, intro to psychology, medical terminology and ethics.  Minimum GPA to apply: 2.30

Four-year Bachelor's Degree:

(3) A transciplinary track is now available for those who are interested in healthcare but do not have an associate degree. This track is open to entering freshmen, transfer students and current students. Students in this track will complete a minor relative to their career goals.  Minimum GPA to apply: 2.50 (high school GPA) and less than 30 college credits, OR 2.30 college GPA and more than 30 college credits.

Additional Educational Opportunities

In addition to opportunities that may be available with a bachelor’s degree, the degree also serves as a "stepping stone" to graduate school. Graduates of the BS program may continue their education in a graduate program, such as the master of health science or master of health informatics programs.

For more information about the Bachelor of Science in Health Science program at NKU, please contact:

Phone: (859) 572-5476

Fax:  (859) 572-1314
Email: healthscience@nku.edu


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