B.S., Health Sciences

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Seminole State College

Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences

With the health profession growing in exciting directions each year, Seminole State’s Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree opens the door to limitless career options and tracks. Upon completion of your degree you can work in a variety of sites, including hospitals, clinics, medical offices and health-related businesses. You may also be able to work in education centers, pharmacies, sports arenas, wellness centers or in a patient’s home.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree is an interdisciplinary program designed in collaboration with more than 50 Central Florida healthcare industry partners, offers a wide range of opportunities for those who want to begin or advance a career in healthcare.

Specializations:

  • Clinical Science
  • Community Paramedic
  • Healthcare Management and Professional Services
  • Respiratory Therapy and Clinical Leadership
  • Simulation in Healthcare Education

What can I do with this degree?

A bachelor's degree in health sciences prepares you for careers such as:

  • Clinic Manager
  • Community Paramedic
  • Health and Wellness Coach
  • Hospital Manager
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Medical Sales
  • Pharmacy Manager
  • Secondary and Postsecondary Health Educator
  • And more!

What’s in it for you:

  • A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
  • 100% fully online classes.
  • Credit for college credits previously earned from accredited institutions.
  • Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.

Admission Requirements

Completion of an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or completion of an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in a business-related field from any regionally accredited institution. All other degrees will be evaluated by the faculty committee on a case-by-case basis.

Respiratory Therapy and Clinical Leadership Specialization:

  • Completion of an Associate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of a CoARC accredited Respiratory Therapy program.
  • Eligibility for licensure from the National Board for Respiratory Care and/or
  • Licensed as a RRT from the National Board for Respiratory Care.

Community Paramedic Specialization:

  • Completion of an Associate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of a Florida Department of EMS approved paramedic program or
  • Eligibility for certification as a Florida recognized paramedic or certified as a Florida recognized paramedic.

Healthcare Management and Professional Services and Simulation in Healthcare Education Specializations:

  • Completion of an Associate in Arts (AA) or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution OR
  • Completion of an Associate in Science (AS) or Associate in Applied Science (AAS) from a regionally accredited institution in a health-related field* OR
  • Completion of an Associate in Science (AS) or Associate in Applied Science (AAS) from a regionally accredited institution in a non-health-related field.
  • A GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • *An Associate of Science (AS) or an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in a health-related field from a regionally accredited institution satisfies the Foundation requirements detailed in the Bachelor of Science (BS) Health Science degree program. Students with any other degree must complete the Foundation courses with a grade of "C" or higher.

Associate in Arts degree: Students entering with an AA degree from a regionally accredited institution will be required to complete the foundation courses listed for the degree. Some foundation courses may be waived if a student possesses a medical industry certificate. This certificate and official transcripts must be submitted to the Registrar's office and reviewed by the department for consideration to the program.

Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science, Health-related area: Students entering with an AS or AAS in a health-related area from a regionally accredited institution will be required to complete any additional general education courses to meet the 36 credit hour requirement within the different categories.

Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science, Non-Health related area: Students entering with an AS or AAS in a non-health related area from a regionally accredited institution will be required to complete any additional general education courses to meet the 36 credit hour requirement within the different categories. This student will also be required to complete the "Foundation" courses as listed in the program plan.

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