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Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Degree

  • Total Credit Hours: 120
  • Degree Format: Traditional

Potential Careers


The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree program prepares students for the healthcare industry, currently one of the strongest employment sectors nationally. The program helps students to identify talents and interests in the field that can be developed within the program, leading to careers in fields such as medical assistance, healthcare informatics, marketing and public relations, public health, health education, and environmental health. The degree program can also lead to graduate level study in healthcare fields such as anesthesiologist assistant, athletic training, dentistry, exercise physiology, medicine, nursing (as a second degree), occupational therapy, optometry, physical therapy, and physician assistant. Specific pre-requisites are required depending on the specific healthcare field chosen.

The VSYOU Difference

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree program has flexible Area D lab science requirements, as well as up to nine hours of concentrated electives within the degree program that could be used to satisfy healthcare field specific pre-requisites.

What You'll Learn

Students in the health sciences program at Valdosta State University engage in learning opportunities designed around the numerous and diverse healthcare related occupations available now and in the near future. The diverse curriculum will prepare students to enter healthcare related occupations, as well as provide students with a strong foundation for graduate level healthcare related occupations.

Admissions Requirements

Minimum requirements for progression into the professional program of study are:

  1. a declared Health Sciences major
  2. a 2.50 cumulative, overall grade point average.
  3. a satisfactory grade, based on institutional policy for all Area A-F courses (60 hours)
  4. Area F courses completed with a grade of "C" or better in all Area F courses


  • Athletic Training
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Education
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Sales
  • Medicine
  • Nursing (as a second degree)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Personal/Corporate Wellness
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Public Health
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    2525 N. Patterson St.
    Valdosta, Georgia 31698