Bachelor of Health Science / Health Science
University of Missouri-Columbia

Program Details

University of Missouri-Columbia offers the online BHS with a concentration in Health Science. This degree 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.

Core course work covers the following:

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

Potential occupational opportunities:

  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution
  • Medical case management
  • Corporate wellness
  • Human services
  • Medical sales


It is recommended that applicants have at least 24 credit hours of applicable college level course work with a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher. 

You may apply as a freshman.

  • ACT/SAT test scores (freshman only)
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Prerequisite high school courses in math, English, science, social studies, foreign language, and fine arts

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Geographic Restrictions

Programs requiring licensure or clinical experiences may not be authorized in Alabama, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, and Washington. Residents of these states can request for more information.