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Online Bachelor of Applied Science Degree

Health Science and Administration

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This online applied bachelor's degree is open to aspiring students who currently hold an AAS, AGS or AS degree in a healthcare, allied health, or public health fields. The program bridges allied healthcare professionals who hold a two-year degree and current healthcare licensure or certification to a four year BAS degree.

Students will learn complementary, communication, technical and administrative skills necessary to enhance their preparation for working in these industries.

At a Glance
  • Next Start Date June 10
  • Credits Minimum 30 credits
  • Length Term: 8 weeks
  • Format Online
  • Tuition $400
  • Complete In 2 years

Program Details

The BAS in Health Science & Administration requires a minimum of 30 credits, including a mix of General Education courses and Electives. Total credits needed for program completion are evaluated on an individual basis and determined by the number of transfer credits and escrow credits student is eligible for.

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    CORE COURSES (21 credits)

    HS 320: Evaluation of Public Health Issues
    HS 325: Health Communication
    HS 330: Epidemiology and Disease Prevention
    HS 335: Public Health and Environment
    HS 336: Community and Global Health
    HS 492: Research
    HS 494: Field Experience (required courses)
    Choose one: 
    SOC 310: Social and Cultural Theory
    SOC 404: Poverty and Inequality in the U.S.
    General Education English, General Education Humanities, General Education Social Sciences, General Education Mathematics, General Education Natural and Physical Science


    9 upper division credits at the minimum. (Students may need more credits depending on transfer and escrow credits. Students may take up to 38 credits with 19 upper-division credits in this section depending on their transfer and escrow credits).

Upon completion of your Health Science & Administration degree, you will be able to:

  • Summarize and synthesize information relevant to assessing and improving population health and healthcare issues
  • Exhibit the abilty to read and interpret scientific research with application of the scientific methods, statistics, study design, and reporting in the health sciences
  • Evaluate and integrate critical concepts and skills acquired in the health sciences curriculum to common professional problems in the health science fields of interest
  • Exhibit effective oral and written communication as well as mass communication regarding subjects related to the health sciences in an individual and group setting
  • Apply and demonstrate knowledge, skills and critical problems solving in a field-based and/or clinical setting


As a public and non-profit university, CSU Pueblo partners with you to make your education affordable. CSU Pueblo offers one affordable tuition rate, regardless of residency. 

Health Science and Administration: $400 per credit hour/$450 credit hour for Business Electives Courses



Everyone deserves affordable education. That is why we offer a number of scholarships to help you achieve your education goals.


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Learning can lead to earning. Discover where a degree in Health Science and Administration might take you and make informed choices about your future in education.


Diverse Industries:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Dentist offices 
  • Government and private research centers

Job Titles:

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Dentist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Phsyical Therapist

Applications for the health science & administration degree are accepted year-round. The admission requirements are the following: 


Prospective Freshman: As a prospective freshman, you are evaluated on the content and rigor of your high school
coursework, grades or high school rank, and standardized test scores. You must successfully graduate from high
school and have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. You must complete and submit the undergraduate appli-
cation and send official transcripts to the Office of Admissions.

Transfer Students: Transfer applicants are degree-seeking students who, at the time of application, have completed
a minimum of 24 credits of college-level coursework. Remedial courses and concurrent enrollment courses (courses
taken while in high school) do not count toward the total credit count.

Admission Standards: CSU Pueblo is a moderately selective institution, and we are committed to providing access
to a 4-year college degree to any student is who academically prepared. We look at several factors to determine your
preparation, including your cumulative college GPA and the courses you have taken at your previous institutions. In
general, students with at least a 2.3 cumulative transfer GPA who have successfully completed all basic skill course-
work will be admitted to CSU Pueblo. Students who have not yet completed their basic skills courses or who have a
GPA below a 2.3 are still encouraged to apply, and may be admitted on a probationary status.


How to Apply

  • Applications for the Health Science and Administration, Bachelor of Applied Science Online Program are accepted year-round. The admissions requirements are the following: 
    • Associate Degree: Students must have an AGS, AAS, AS, AA in an allied healthcare field or focus from an accredited institution.

License: Students must hold a current allied healthcare license or certification at the state (DORA in Colorado) or national level.

Applicants must complete the online application. The application requires official transcripts from all colleges which
the student has attended. Once the application and transcripts have been received, students will receive an admission
decision. Send official transcripts:


By mail at Colorado State University Pueblo:
Office of Admissions
2200 Bonforte Boulevard
Pueblo, CO, 81001


CSU Pueblo Online offers quality higher education instruction to students across the nation. With years of
combined faculty experience, you will learn from experts in the field who will help you take your career to new heights.
Shawna smiling outside Shawan Hanenberg Senior Lecturer & Coordinator for Humans Movement
Margie smiling outside Margie Day Assistant Professor
Tina smiling outside Tina Twilleger, PhD Assistant Professor
Bethany smiling outside Bethany Kies-Bolkema, PhD Associate Professor


The Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Science and Administration degree is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Learn more about this accreditation by visiting

Frequently Asked Questions



    You may qualify for one or more scholarships offered by CSU Pueblo. You must have an updated FAFSA on file with Student Financial Services. Visit the Scholarships page for more information.


    It is important to check your PAWS account regularly to ensure your aid and bill look correct. Student Financial Services is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is available via phone at 719.549.2753, email at, and take walk-ins.


    First, you'll need to complete our online application. Once all required documents are received, an admissions processor will begin reviewing your application. You should receive an admissions decision within two weeks of receipt of all required documents. For more information, contact our Enrollment Counselor at 719.549.2200

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