B.A.S. in Health Studies

Already have your associate’s degree and working in a health-related profession such as medical or laboratory technology or emergency medical services? This online bachelor’s program is tailored to your needs, allowing you to earn an undergraduate degree in just two years.

Career & Salaries

Earning your Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Health Studies will provide you with a wider variety of career opportunities in your area of specialty. As a point of comparison, a medical services technician with an associate’s degree earns a median annual salary of $39,000. Whereas, a medical services technologist with a bachelor’s degree earns around $61,000 annually, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Why Health Studies at TWU?

TWU’s program is unique. Unlike some other universities, we accept 36 of the technical course hours taken during your associate's program and apply them directly to your bachelor’s degree program. That saves you time and money as you work to complete your degree. Additional transfer credits may be accepted, depending on the community college you attended to earn your associate’s degree.

Our online program also gives you the flexibility and convenience to continue to work your full-time job while taking courses as your schedule allows.

Program Requirements

This program requires 120 hours. Thirty-six of these hours are covered by the technology courses taken as part of your Associate in Applied Science degree. In this bachelor’s degree program, you will take 21 hours of health studies courses and 15 hours of business classes. Full program requirements are listed in the Undergraduate Catalog.

There is no minor or internship requirement with the B.A.S. As a full-time student, you can complete the coursework for this degree within two years, depending on which transfer credits are accepted from your completed associate’s degree program.

Admission Requirements 

Undergraduate Admission

Undergraduate admission to Texas Woman’s University is based on a number of criteria including academic achievement, academic preparation and standardized test scores. An offer of admission from TWU is valid for four terms, if the applicant has not attended another institution of higher education. If students do not attend TWU within four terms, they must reapply, pay the application fee, and submit the appropriate credentials. Applicants who would like to make changes to an application should contact the Office of Admissions Processing or complete the Application Change form. For specific undergraduate admission requirements, please refer to the links below.

Residency for Tuition Purposes

TWU defines a domestic applicant as an applicant who holds one of the following:

  1. A U.S. citizenship, permanent resident card, or naturalization document (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services); or
  2. INS form Notice of Action I-797 stating that permanent residency is approved; or
  3. Permanent resident endorsement on passport.

These applicants should complete a domestic (freshman, transfer, graduate, readmit, or transient) application via ApplyTexas when completing the Application Process.

For admission purposes, Texas Woman’s University defines an international applicant as a foreign national who is or will be studying at a U.S. institution on a non-immigrant visa. These applicants must complete the ApplyTexas international application when completing the Application Process. This includes students who hold a non-immigrant visa/status and attend high school in the U.S.

International students admitted to Texas Woman’s University usually do so in an F-1 visa status. It is, however, possible to enter the U.S. on other non-immigrant visas. For questions regarding immigration status, please contact the Office of International Education at intloffice@twu.edu or 940-898-3338.

Contact Information

Office of Admissions Processing
Texas Woman’s University
P. O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649
e-mail: oap@twu.edu
phone: 940-TWU-3076 or 1-866-809-6130; ext. 3076

For More Information

Janelle Davis
Program Director, School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology
Office: PH 210
Email: jdavis10@twu.edu 

Dennise Mendez
Undergraduate Academic Advisor II
Office: PH 212
Email: DMendez5@twu.edu 

Page last updated 12:39 PM, May 24, 2019