• Course Delivery
    80% to 99% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Health Sciences, BS

Bachelor Of Science

US News and World Report - best bachelor's 2021

Health sciences is an interdisciplinary degree program that prepares students for careers in the healthcare industry or for graduate studies in health-related fields.  

The IU Online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences curriculum consists of general education courses, core health science courses, and a group of electives which can be used to prepare for minors or certificates.  

Your IU Online BS in Health Sciences prepares you for such careers as: 

  • Medical sales representative 
  • Behavior support technician
  • Insurance analyst
  • Home health aide 
  • Medical research coordinator
  • Family care provider
  • Nurse
  • Hospital administrator
  • Health program coordinator

Degree Requirements

To graduate with your BS in Health Sciences, you must complete 120 credit hours. You may be able to transfer an associate degree or up to 64 credit hours from a regionally accredited two-year college and up to 90 credit hours from a regionally accredited four-year college or university. 

Requirements are broken down as follows: 

  • General education courses (32 credit hours) 
  • Health sciences general education courses (12 credit hours) 
  • Health sciences core courses (53 credit hours) 
  • General elective courses (23 credit hours) 

Student Services

IU Online provides quick and easy access to tools, tips, and IU resources to help you succeed, including:  

  • Admissions: Personalized application support for the program that is right for you
  • Onboarding: An interactive orientation to online learning and all things IU
  • Student Financial Services: Tailored resources for financial aid and money management
  • Success Coaching: One-on-one support to reach your academic and personal goals
  • Math and Writing Support: Direct access to IU-trained math mentors and writing consultants
  • Career Services: Interactive tools and coaching to accelerate your career
  • Libraries and Research: Online access to IU library resources and research librarians
  • Technology: A full suite of software, collaboration tools, cloud storage, and training
  • 24/7 Contact Center: Real-time chat, email, and phone support direct from IU


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. Admissions requirements vary.

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:
  • Complete application for admission. 
  • Complete an essay (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours). 
  • Submit high school transcript or equivalent (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours). 
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials. 
  • Submit official transcripts to mycredit@iupui.edu or: 
          IUPUI Office of Admissions 
          420 University Boulevard
          Indianapolis, IN 46202


NTRD-N 265Scientific Foundations of Human Nutrition3 Credits
HLSC-H 211Learning Community Seminar2 Credits
HLSC-H 200Survey of US Health Care System Services3 Credits
HLSC-H 210Introduction to Rehabilitation3 Credits
HLSC-H 220Aging and the Older Person3 Credits
HLSC-H 250Health and Rehabilitation Systems Across the World3 Credits
HLSC-H 264Disability and Society3 Credits
HLSC-H 361Health Promotion and Disease Prevention3 Credits
HLSC-H 362Legal and Regulatory Aspects in Rehabilitation3 Credits
HLSC-H 363Ethical Issues in Rehabilitation Professions3 Credits
HLSC-H 365Diversity Issues in Health and Rehabilitation Services3 Credits
HLSC-H 441Administration and Supervision of Rehabilitation Organizations3 Credits
HLSC-H 442Research in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences3 Credits
HLSC-H 444Program Implementation in Health and Rehabilitation3 Credits
HLSC-H 445Program Evaluation Methods in Rehabilitation3 Credits
HLSC-H 475Career Development for Health Care Professionals3 Credits
HLSC-H 495Health Internship6 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $296.09
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $888.27

Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1031.33
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3093.99
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