Health Professions

You aspire to be a health services professional. You are committed to helping people feel better and making health care work better.

Consider turning your aspirations into a Bachelor of Arts in Health Services degree, and specialize in one of two tracks in this interdisciplinary course of study: Managing Health Services, Programs, and Projects or Community Health Assessment, or earn double degree in Health Services and Business. If you already have an associate's degree in select allied health fields or are a licensed diagnostic medical sonographer, radiologic technologist, or respiratory therapist, our Bachelor of Science in Health Services program will provide you with the communication and management skills necessary for further success in your career. Finally, if you have graduated from an accredited dental hygiene program, advance your education one step further by completing a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree through the College of General Studies and the School of Dental Medicine.

Explore the links below for more detailed information regarding each of our healthcare-related degree programs.

Dental Hygiene (BS, completion program)

This BS completion degree, available to graduates of accredited dental hygiene programs, enhances already-completed professional training and provides important exposure to the liberal arts, giving dental hygienists additional career opportunities in business, sales, education, and research.


Health Services (BA)

The CGS Health Services BA major is an interdisciplinary course of study designed to prepare students to work in health care. The program analyzes the structure of the health care industry; identifies cultural, legal, and environmental factors that impact health; and provides students with communication and management skills.

Pitt Business - Health Services Double Degree

The College of General Studies (CGS) and the College of Business Administration (CBA) offer a double degree program in which students earn both the BA in Health Services through CGS and the BS in Business Administration (BSBA) through CBA. The Pitt Business-Health Services double degree program is designed for students who are interested in the intersection of health care management and business administration.

Health Services (BS, completion program)

If you are an allied health professional looking to boost your career and your earnings, a Bachelor of Science in Health Services can give you the administration, management, and communication skills you need to advance to the next level.

Advanced Degree Option

Students with a GPA of 3.5 or better planning to pursue graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh may want to consider the Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's advanced degree option at the Graduate School of Public Health: This program seeks outstanding University of Pittsburgh undergraduates who want to become public health professionals. For further information, see Early Admission Option for Graduate Study.

*Pending acceptance to the Graduate School of Public Health—completion of prerequisites does not guarantee acceptance.