BAAS in Health Sciences

Finish what you started and earn your Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Health Sciences at Texas Woman’s.

Program features

A health sciences student in medical scrubs works on a laptop.
  • Combine with your associate of applied sciences for bachelor’s degree completion
  • Enjoy a seamless credit transfer experience by transferring previous college or technical institution credit
  • High quality, affordable education and career preparation
  • Personalize your degree program with upper-level course electives that target your desired career path
  • Small classes with accessible, knowledgeable and supportive faculty
  • Scholarship recipients receive in-state tuition
  • Hybrid program format
    • Courses offered in person or online providing you the flexibility needed to earn a degree while working and balancing family life
    • In-person classes take place on TWU’s Denton campus

Why Texas Woman’s?

Choose from four emphasis options

TWU’s BAAS in Health Sciences allows you to choose from four emphasis options:

Tailor your degree to your desired career path with one of these health sciences emphases.

A full list of courses and requirements are available in the course catalog for each degree option.

TWU is devoted to transfer student success

At Texas Woman’s, more than half of our undergraduate students start their education at a community college or other four-year university and transfer to TWU. We offer small class sizes, a welcoming environment and an easy transfer process. Our collaboration with the North Texas Community College Consortium (NTCCC) allows for pathways leading to a BAAS with the following community college partners:

  • Collin College
  • Dallas County Community Colleges
  • Hill College
  • North Central Texas College
  • Tarrant County College
  • Trinity Valley College
  • Tyler Junior College

A private school education at a public school price

At TWU, we believe in a quality education that is affordable and accessible. This is why we offer more than $15 million in scholarships annually, including many just for transfer students. Most students are able to maintain their scholarships for up to two years.

TWU also ranks high in keeping costs low and education quality high:

  • No. 2 in the state for adding value to a student’s earning potential, according to The Economist Magazine
  • 9th among all Texas public universities at keeping college costs down, according to College for All Texans

For a breakdown of cost of attendance, check out our Tuition and Fees Estimator.

TWU does more to build women leaders

The U.S. saw a record number of women CEOs in Fortune 500 companies in 2019. However, that record-high number was still only 6.6%. TWU is working to help change the disproportionately low number of women in leadership positions.

With more than 100 years of experience educating women, 70% of our faculty and staff being women and a 7th (tied) place ranking among US universities for diversity, TWU aims to increase female diversity and leadership roles on campus and in our communities.

Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership

As a TWU student, you also have access to the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership. The Institute is dedicated to preparing more women to take on successful roles in business and public service. Through its three specialized centers, we ensure women have the education to establish careers as successful C-suite executives, the skills for building entrepreneurial businesses and the framework needed to run for public office. Centers under the Institute include:

TWU believes in opening doors for students

Career Connections Center

The Career Connections Center on each campus provides advising services and tailored career planning for our students and alumni, from career advising and networking to negotiating a salary after graduation. Career Connections services are available to you for life after graduation.

Sign up for Handshake, a unique resume reviewing and job opening database, through Career Connections to fast-track your job search.

Alumni Engagement

As a TWU student, you can sign up for Pioneer Network with Alumni Engagement using a new profile or linking your existing LinkedIn account.

Pioneer Network gives you instant access to Texas Woman’s alumni in your academic area who have committed to helping students with resumes, internships or mentoring opportunities. In addition, Pioneer Network allows you to connect with current TWU students who, like you, are interested in growing their professional network, sharing best practices and getting together for study groups.

Program requirements

The BAAS in Health Sciences is 120* total semester credit hours. You will complete:

  • Between 15-45 hours of technical (WECM) coursework toward an Associate of Applied Science degree/certificate program AND at least an additional 12 hours of college coursework, all from a previous institution of higher learning (both these are required before beginning the BAAS degree at TWU)
  • 42 credit hours toward the Texas Core Curriculum
  • 33 hours of health sciences courses at TWU
  • Any additional electives up to 120 hours

*NOTE: A minimum of 36 hours of upper-level courses is required for the BAAS.

A full list of courses and requirements are available in the course catalog for each degree option:

Admission requirements

Undergraduate Admission

When you apply to TWU, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores. Admission to TWU is valid for four terms, unless you have attended another higher education institution.

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

Questions about the admissions process? Contact the Office of Admissions Processing.

Office of Admissions
Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649
940-898-3076 or 1-866-809-6130 ext. 3076

Admission to the B.A.A.S. in Health Sciences (Nutrition Emphasis)

The B.A.A.S. in Health Sciences is available for students who transfer to TWU from a community college with a minimum of 15 semester credit hours of WECM (workforce education) and a minimum of 12 semester credit hours of academic courses.  Coursework must be completed prior to transfer.  To complete the B.A.A.S. degree at TWU, students will complete any additional core curriculum courses required for a four-year health sciences degree, 33 semester credit hours in health sciences courses, and any electives needed in order to complete the 120 semester credit hours needed for graduation; 36 upper-level semester credit hours will be required. Required courses for the B.A.A.S. degree are listed below.

Any student admitted to TWU for completion of the B.A.A.S. who decides to change majors will be required to re-apply to TWU for the degree and major desired. In such cases, technical semester credit hours transferred to TWU will be removed from the TWU transcript.

For more information

Molly Ramon
Academic Advisor
College of Health Sciences 

For eligibility questions contact:

TWU Office of Admissions

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