If you’re 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.
The bachelor of science in health services was designed for those who have already received a technical education and licensure in their chosen field, such as sonography, radiological technology, or respiratory therapy. By transferring credits from your previous studies, you can earn your BS in less time.
The BS in health services can also provide the necessary academic background to pursue graduate work in public health at institutions like the top-ranked University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
CGS also offers a Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences, which is best suited for those who have not yet had training in the medical field.
Students must earn a minimum of 120 credits to complete the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in health services. Of this total, the degree consists of 12 credits of required health services courses and up to 24 credits of professional courses, with the remainder consisting of general education courses and electives.
Health Services Curriculum
A minimum of 12 credits (four health services courses) are required according to the specifications below. CGS online offerings are marked with (Web) or (Hybrid). Some program courses have prerequisites. Please check catalog descriptions and plan your coursework accordingly.
- Health field: (6 credits)
Choose two courses from the following list:Format: WebFormat: F2F and WebFormat: F2F and WebFormat: F2F and Web
- Administration/Management field: (3 credits)
Choose one course from the following list:OrOrFormat: F2F and WebOrFormat: Hybrid
- Related field: (3 Credits)
Choose one additional course from the health field or administration/management field lists above, or from the following list:Format: WebOrFormat: HybridFormat: F2F and WebNote: New course number effective Spring 2023. Formerly: COMMRC 1730: Special Topics: Health CommunicationFormat: F2F and WebFormat: F2F and WebFormat: WebNote: cross-listed with HRS 1515
24 Credits of Professional Courses
Licensed diagnostic medical sonographers, radiological technologists, and respiratory therapists, or those who’ve earned an associate’s degree in an approved allied health profession, will be awarded 24 professional education credits. Credits earned at other colleges or universities will be evaluated for transfer. Please check with an academic advisor for specifics related to your associate’s degree program.
Program Planning Checklist
Use the Health Services BS checklist (PDF) to plan and track your progress in the major.
Requirements are subject to change. Check with a CGS academic advisor before registering.