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.

How To Apply

With your associate’s degree, you are considered a transfer student. See transfer student admissions for information on the TWU application process.

Once you are officially admitted into TWU, please submit an application to the Health Studies department. You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 to be accepted into and to remain in the program.

For More Information

Westley Gillum
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Office: CFO 1110
Email: WGillum@twu.edu

Page last updated 9:12 AM, October 16, 2018