Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
University of South Dakota

Program Details

The online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree from the University of South Dakota has six distinct tracks depending upon your career goals:

Graduate School Track — Are you considering a career in medicine as a physical therapist (DPT), occupational therapist (OT) or physician’s assistant (PA)?  With the pre-professional track, your online Health Sciences degree will prepare you for clinical careers that require graduate degrees.  Your coursework will focus on prerequisite courses for entry into graduate school.

Entry-level Career Track — Do you want to work in pharmaceutical sales?  The second track of the online BS in Health Sciences at the University of South Dakota focuses on coursework for entry-level positions for careers that are healthcare or medicine related.

Degree Completion Track — If you are already working in the healthcare field and want to advance your career, USD has an online Health Sciences degree for you, too.  The Healthcare Advancement Studies option is for students who hold an associate’s degree to complete a BS. 

Research Track — What are the brain pathways associated with Alzheimer’s disease?  If research and statistics are your niche of healthcare, then USD’s online Health Science track for Undergraduate Research is for you.  The program is designed to streamline the process of getting you into the lab.  You will have the chance to work with epidemiologist, biostatisticians, biomedical researchers and more.

Public Health Track — Would you like to work for the World Health Organization some day?  The Undergraduate Public Health specialty track of the online BS in Health Sciences degree is geared for you.  This path introduces you to a career in public health with classwork in epidemiology and global health, to name a couple.

Informatics Track — The final track of an online BS degree in Health Sciences from USD, is Undergraduate Clinical Informatics.  With this track you will learn how to manage the masses of data in field of healthcare, including electronic health records.

Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED is required.

School Accreditation Statement

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