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BS in Health Studies

Colby-Sawyer's Bachelor of Science in Health Studies opens a wide variety of opportunities for allied healthcare professionals who already hold an associate degree.

This flexible, 100% online bachelor-completion program combines the liberal arts with core courses in science, research, quality improvement, and leadership – preparing graduates to excel in a variety of roles within allied healthcare systems.

Courses are offered in 8-week semesters and cater to the demanding schedules of the working professional. The option to enroll full-time or part-time allows you to progress through the program at the pace that fits your needs.

Enjoy the convenience of taking classes online with the option to come to campus to meet with expert faculty and collaborate with other students. Academic advisors help you tailor an individualized academic plan and consult with you on support services, including around-the-clock online tutoring.

Why Colby-Sawyer’s Bachelor of Science in Health Studies:

  • 100% online
  • 8-week courses
  • Flexible schedule designed to maintain work/life balance
  • Transfer up to 90 credits toward the 120 credits required to graduate
  • Receive up to 30 credits for professional certification and/or work experience
  • Rolling admission for spring, summer or fall terms
  • Small classes with engaged faculty
  • Academic advisors help tailor your individualized academic plan
  • Financial aid available

Cost of attendance can be found here.

BS in Health Studies Program - 4 Credits per Course
WRT 101 Introduction to Academic Writing
MAT 220 Statistics
BIO 205 Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab
BIO 206 Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
PHI 305 Biomedical Ethics
HEA 401 Health Studies Research & Evidence-Based Practice
HEA 403 Healthcare Quality & Safety
HEA 404 Healthcare Leadership & Management
HEA 486 Health Studies Research Capstone
Lib Ed Electives 1 course each: Art, History, Literature and Integrative Experience

Powerful Partners

The relationship between Colby-Sawyer and Dartmouth Health dates back to 1981 when the college first began preparing nurses at the baccalaureate level. Since then, Colby-Sawyer students have benefited from nursing clinical placements, internships and various other experiential learning opportunities within the state's largest health system and only academic medical center and Level I trauma center.

Today, with help from support from Dartmouth Health and instruction from career healthcare professionals, Colby-Sawyer is proud to offer a Master of Science in Nursing program to further advance the careers of healthcare workers.