Bachelor of Health Science | Online

Advance your career in healthcare management with an online degree-completion program designed for working adults.

The Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) degree-completion program at Pacific University is designed for the working adult. Program coursework is delivered online with live, weekly interactive sessions between instructors and students built into each course. Cohorts are small and select, and the content in the program is highly applicable as it is developed by both faculty and practitioners in healthcare.

Students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to advance their careers in healthcare management, gain entry into positions with a variety of healthcare organizations, or pursue graduate education programs in the field of healthcare.

The ideal student will hold an associate degree with at least two years of full-time work experience in a healthcare organization. They are self-motivated and technologically capable of completing a degree program online.

Download our School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership brochure for more information on each program.

Complete your degree in eleven months and prepare for a new career or graduate program.

Prospective graduates of the BHS program will use their experiences in healthcare management or administrative positions with:

  • Hospitals
  • Healthcare systems
  • Health insurance companies
  • Nursing facilities
  • Hospice organizations
  • Public health agencies
  • Dental and medical practices

The degree-completion program is a cohort model consisting of the following:

  • Three semesters (in one calendar year)
  • 40 credits
  • Completely online with two 2-day residencies on campus.

To sign up for an online information session or to get a free evaluation of your unofficial transcripts, contact:

Jon-Erik Larsen | Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management, Graduate and Professional Admissions | 503.352.7221


Degree Completion

To become a candidate for graduation from the Bachelor of Health Science program, students will complete 40 credit hours within 11 consecutive months. Graduates will be prepared to continue onto Pacific's Master of Healthcare Administration, Healthcare Compliance, or Gerontology Certificate programs.

Bachelor of Health Science Academic Calendar 2015-2016

Pacific's BHS program is a degree-completion program. Students in the BHS program will have already have at least two years of experience in healthcare and completed an Associate's degree or have completed 114-120 quarter credits (76-80 semester credits) toward a bachelor's degree.

Fall - Block I


Leadership and Ethics in Healthcare

2 credits

HSC-405 Comparative Healthcare Delivery Systems

3 credits

HSC-460 Information Management Systems in Healthcare

3 credits


Healthcare Finance and Accounting

3 credits


Capstone I: Research Methods

1 credit

HSC-475 Internship

1 credit

Spring- Block II


Healthcare Accounting II

3 credits

HSC-415 Healthcare Strategic Planning and Marketing

3 credits

HSC-445 Healthcare Management and Governance

3 credits


Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management

in Healthcare Organizations

3 credits



1 credit

Summer- Block III

HSC-440 Health Policy and Law

3 credits


Healthcare Operations Management and Quality Improvement

3 credits

HSC-435 Statistical Analysis and Decision Making

3 credits

HSC-455 Healthcare Economics

3 credits

HSC-471 Capstone II: Synthesis and Presentation

1 credit

Students who have not completed a college-level language course will also be required to enroll in the College of Health Profession's Healthcare Spanish I and II courses in the Fall and Spring semesters.

Course sequence is subject to change per program director, however the curriculum content will not.