Bachelor of Health Science Admissions

The Pacific Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) program was recently ranked among the nation's 50 best Bachelor of Health Science programs according to a recent report by  The Pacific BHS program was also recognized as the online degree program with the fastest completion time. Read the report here




Applications are still being accepted for the Fall 2022 cohort.

Please complete the BHS application to be considered for the program. If you have any technical difficulties with our application, contact ApplyWeb at

Application fees will be waived for applicants who apply before May 1, 2022. Email Emily Josi for details. 




Ideal applicants for the Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) degree should have:

  • A minimum of 76 semester or 114 quarter credits that can transfer into the program
  • A cumulative 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Work or other experience in healthcare or business (full-time work, job shadowing, volunteer experience, etc.)
  • Completed the BHS program application (application, resume, essay, two letters of recommendation)
  • Submitted official transcripts for any and all college-level coursework. Official transcripts can be emailed directly to from the institution. 

If you have any questions about the transferability of coursework from your institution or would like a free transcript review, contact Emily Josi

General Education Requirements

Coursework does not need to be completed to apply to the BHS program. However, to be eligible for admission for a given academic year, you need to show that you can complete all the required coursework in a reasonable amount of time with grades of C- or better.

Course Category Example Courses Credits (Quarter)
Writing Writing, English literature, English composition 2
Arts & Letters Humanities, History, Ethics, World languages, Literature, Philosophy, Communications, Film Studies, Art, Music, Theatre, Religion, Gender Studies, Human Geography, Media Arts, Graphic Design 9
Social Science Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Anthropology, Political Science, Law, Criminal Justice, Geography, Public Health, History 9
Natural Science Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Physics, Astronomy, Environmental Science, Life Science, Oceanography, Nutrition, Bioinformatics, Physical Anthropology, Computer Science 12
Mathematics Students may use the required BHS course HSC 435 Statistical Analysis and Decision Making to meet this requirement 5
Speech/Oral Communication/Cultural Literacy Language, Speech, Communication, Public Speaking. HSC 301 & HSC 302 Spanish I & II can be used to fulfill this requirement. 6

Additional Program Requirements

  • Immunizations and screenings (varies based on health insurance)
  • Admissions Background Check (approximately $120)

The costs associated with immunizations and the admissions background check are the responsibility of the student and are dependent on health insurance coverage (immunizations) and number of previous residences (background check).

Required Trainings

  • Healthcare Compliance (Free) 
  • Plagiarism and APA Formatting (Free)


Contact Us

Emily Josi | Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions and Marketing
503-352-7219 |

Amber Vanzant | Program Administrator | School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership 
503-352-7369 |