Bachelor of Science Healthcare Science

Explore teamwork, communication and self-management skills needed for success in a variety of medical care settings.

Next Start Date
July 10th
Est. Program Length
2-4 years*
Credit Hours
Course Length
7 weeks
Credits Accepted
Cost per Credit

* Depending on transfer credits.

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Alvernia University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Program Overview

Skilled healthcare workers and quality healthcare are becoming more important in today’s world as the U.S. population ages and faces chronic health conditions. When you pursue Alvernia University’s healthcare science degree online, you’ll be prepared for a variety of careers within the healthcare field. After graduation, you will have the skills to succeed in a career at a healthcare agency or various medical settings or enter a master of public health program. Along with the program’s interdisciplinary design, you’ll have the flexibility to study at your own pace at a place of your choosing while learning from faculty who are highly experienced in the field.

Through our healthcare science online program, you’ll build your skills in communication, teamwork and self-management so that you can create opportunities, network and explore the different fields within healthcare.

Topics of study include:

  • Current topics in healthcare science and how they relate to professions in the field
  • Evidence-based principles in healthcare, how to critically analyze them and how to produce various forms of writing for the field, including research reports and grant writing
  • The issues concerning one’s health and wellness throughout their life, including the sociological, psychological and economic factors that can impact them
  • The healthcare beliefs in different cultures that interact with the American healthcare system, including the geographical, societal, economic, political and spiritual factors
  • The strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. healthcare system and healthcare institutions, specifically healthcare delivery systems and the impacts of differences in various factors such as age and family structure

Our Online Healthcare Science Degree Is For Those:

  • Desiring to enter public service, administration, advocacy, mental health counseling or clinician roles in the healthcare field
  • Wishing to work more hands-on in the healthcare side of the field rather than the business side
  • Wanting to later pursue a master’s degree in a specialized field such as public health

For those interested in Alvernia’s on-campus program, click here to learn more.


The healthcare science online program consists of 123 credits. The degree’s Liberal Arts Core makes up 31 to 55 credits, 30 credits make up the major’s requirements and there are 15 to 16 credits of related courses necessary. To fulfill the remaining courses needed for the program’s completion, you must choose general electives that can be applied to a student’s area of interest or minor.

Admission Requirements

For admission into Alvernia Online’s healthcare science degree online program, you must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. To apply:

  • Speak to an enrollment counselor
  • Complete an application
  • Provide evidence of High School completion/graduation. Documentation may include high school transcript, diploma, GED scores, or equivalent.*
  • Submit official transcripts of all previous college work (if applicable)
  • Submit a copy of DD214 from military (if applicable)

*This requirement may be waived if an official college transcript is provided to validate completion of 15 credits or more from an accredited school.

Tuition & Fees

Full Program Tuition$535 per credit hour$65,805
Full Program Student Fees$50 per credit hour$6,150
Tuition with Maximum Transfer Credits (Up to 75)$535 per credit hour$25,680
Fees with Maximum Transfer Credits (Up to 75)$50 per credit hour$2,400
Total with Transfer Credits$28,080

Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes four years to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of time to completion, call an enrollment counselor at (888) 536-1251 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Financial Aid

Alvernia offers loans, grants, scholarships, payment plans and GI Bill benefits to help make your education more affordable. Our enrollment counselors can help you determine your financial aid eligibility. For more information, visit our Financial Aid page.

Yellow Ribbon

Alvernia University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the GI Bill, provides those who served the U.S. military on active duty with free tuition and fees, as well as a book allowance. For more information, visit our Veterans page.

Career Outcomes

After earning your Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Science online, you can pursue a variety of careers, including:

  • Health educator
  • Policy analyst
  • Health and science writer
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