Online Health Science Studies—BS Completion Track

Program Contact: Christine G. Fitzgerald 203-582-8688

This program is designed for health care professionals who already have an associate’s degree in science (e.g., an AS in diagnostic imaging or respiratory therapy) and would like to pursue a Bachelor’s degree (BS) in Health Science Studies. Nontraditional, adult professionals who are looking to change careers and/or increase their opportunities in the growing health care industry as well as recent AS graduates who wish to continue their studies may complete this program part time via a distance education format through QU Online with a curriculum that builds on the individual’s prior educational preparation.

For more information visit the Quinnipiac Online website.

Online Degree Requirements

Transfer Credit from Associate’s Degree58
Quinnipiac Open Elective Courses9
Quinnipiac Advanced Core Courses
Select five courses from the following list 20
Colonizing the Body
Doctors, Disease, and Death in the Western World
Visual Thinking: Practice and Process
Music and Our Life's Work
Critical Thinking About Politics
The Global Civic Dilemma
Feminist Theory and the Body
Human and Economic Geography
Quinnipiac Health Science Courses
Select 11 courses from the following list (based on availability)33
Biology and Experience of Human Aging
Chemistry of Macro- and Micronutrients 1
Legal Aspects of Health Care Delivery
Introduction to Evidence-Based Health Care
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
Complementary and Alternative Medicine - a Health Science Perspective
Health Care Essentials: Structure, Policy and Professionalism
Writing in the Health Professions
Nutrition in Health and Illness
Pillars of Public Health: Saving the World on a Population Level
The Environment and Human Health
Therapeutic Exercise
Leadership: Creating Adaptive Cultures
Vaccines and Vaccine -Preventable Diseases
Biostatistics 1
Health Promotion and Wellness
Physics of Life and Technology 1
Total Credits120

Courses and curriculum requirements are subject to change.


Admission requirements include an associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a grade point average of at least 2.5; two letters of recommendation; transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended; and a resume or curriculum vitae. Prerequisites for the program include 8 credits of biology.

Application procedures are managed through Quinnipiac University Online.


To progress and remain in good standing students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 minimum.

Advanced Placement Credits

Students with an associate’s degree may transfer 60 credits for this program. Students who have earned more than 60 credits may request a transcript evaluation that may result in additional credits transferred to the degree.

Advanced Core Credits

The advanced core courses developed by faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, with the learning needs of health science adult students in mind, will enable part-time students to earn 20 credits from the University Curriculum.

The advanced core reflects the aims and goals of the traditional University Curriculum and the Essential Learning Outcomes while acknowledging the prior general education work completed at the associate’s degree level. The advanced core, consisting of five 4-credit courses, are completed in seven-week blocks online and are designed to move students through in cohorts. Students can complete up to 8 credits during the fall and spring semesters and up to 7 credits in the summer. Students may start the program in the fall or spring.