Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Sciences
The BAS in Health Sciences will prepare students who have an Associates in Applied Science (AAS) degree in completing their bachelor’s degree. It can lead to a fulfilling career in a high-impact healthcare field. Specifically developed for students with an AAS degree in health-related fields, this program will equip you with the skills you need and prepare students in problem solving, project development and critical thinking; all that embodies the traditional liberal arts of a four-year baccalaureate degree. There are specific AAS degrees that provide a correct path to the BAS in Health Sciences program.
Serve as an agent of change in a rewarding profession
As a student in Dominican’s health sciences program, you’ll be prepared to work innovatively in a variety of health-related disciplines and meet the challenges of a society that is increasingly becoming interdependent and diverse. Through high-impact programs that are rigorous, relevant and empowering, you’ll learn the needed skills to meet your career goals in the healthcare arena. You’ll be ready to fulfill the need for passionate health professionals while also working toward improving health outcomes.
Join a rapidly growing and in-demand field
Health-related careers are some of the fastest-growing professions around the nation. A 15 percent projected job growth in the United States is anticipated in the next decade, with approximately 2.4 million new health care positions to be filled. Health care professionals are in great demand and are taking on increasingly important roles in patient care and leadership. Students with two-year degrees entering high-growth programs in healthcare are likely to find positions. However, by completing the additional two years to earn a bachelor’s degree, they can enhance their earning potential not only in the short-term but for their lifetime earning potential. A BAS in Health Sciences from Dominican will prepare you to take charge of your career and make a remarkable impact on the world.
Experience the Dominican difference
Dominican’s health sciences program reflects a commitment to the University’s mission of preparing students to pursue truth and to give compassionate service. At Dominican, you’ll recognize and implement culturally competent practices in health care that consider multiple perspectives, value differences, and utilize compassion. You’ll also hone your skills in state-of-the-art laboratories, collaborate with nationally recognized faculty and gain real-world experience.
Finish what you started—at Dominican
The BAS in Health Sciences is designed for students who have an Associate of Applied Science degree in a health-related field. Whether you have just finished a community college program or are already in the workforce and seeking to enhance your credentials, this program will allow you to transfer seamlessly and complete your bachelor’s in two years. You’ll take a wide range of courses, including ones specializing in health and wellness, health writing and communication, health and humanities, health and behavior, health and technology and business principles. Your coursework will provide preparation in problem-solving, project development and critical thinking and help guide you toward higher earnings, expanded career options and a path to further education options.
International students requiring an I-20 or DS 2019 may not apply, since this program is offered primarily online.