Bachelor of Health Science | Online

Join us for an Open House on Nov. 15

Informational session on the Bachelor of Health Science program at Pacific. Light breakfast will be served.

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.

Applications are now being accepted and will be reviewed as they are received until the Fall, 2015 cohort is full. To submit your application now, you may download it on the Admission Requirement page. 
 

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:

Deon Logan | Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions
dlogan@pacificu.edu | 503.352.7218

 

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.

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

HSC-401

Leadership and Ethics in Healthcare

2 credits

HSC-405 Comparative Healthcare Delivery Systems

4 credits

HSC-460 Information Management Systems in Healthcare

2 credits

HSC-425

Healthcare Finance and Accounting

4 credits

HSC-470

Capstone I: Research Methods

1 credit

HSC-475 Internship

1 credit

Spring- Block II

HSC-430

Healthcare Accounting II

2 credits

HSC-415 Healthcare Strategic Planning and Marketing

4 credits

HSC-445 Healthcare Management and Governance

2 credits

HSC-410

Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management

in Healthcare Organizations

4 credits

HSC-475

Internship

1 credit

Summer- Block III

HSC-440 Health Policy and Law

2 credits

HSC-450

Healthcare Operations Management and Quality Improvement

4 credits

HSC-435 Statistical Analysis and Decision Making

2 credits

HSC-455 Healthcare Economics

4 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.