Health Services (BS)

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.

Note: 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. 

Flexible Format

Many CGS programs offer a blend of face-to-face and flexible online class formats, all designed to meet our students' needs and schedule constraints.

Online courses are marked with (Web) or (Hybrid). Courses offered in both face-to-face and online formats are marked with (F2F and Web) or (F2F and Hybrid). Courses with no indicator are offered face-to-face only.

Visit CGS Courses to learn more about our flexible offerings and how to search for classes in the course catalog.

Health Service Courses

A minimum of 12 credits (four courses) are required as follows:

Health field: (6 credits)

Choose two courses from the following list:

Catalog Number Title Credits
NUR 1765 Risk Factors and Health (Web) 3
PHIL 1360 Biomedical Ethics (PREQ: Any Other Philosophy Course) 3
PSY 1215 Health Psychology (PREQ: PSY 0010 and PSY 0035 and PSY 0105) (F2F and Web) 3
SOC 0477 Medical Sociology (F2F and Web) 3
SOC1450 Health and Illness 3

Administration/Management field: (3 credits)

Choose one course from the following list:

Catalog Number Title Credits
BUSERV 1915 Introduction to Management 3
HRS 1009
or BUSORG 1020 
or COMMRC 1102
or PSY 1635
Organizational Theory and Behavior
or Organizational Behavior 
or Organizational Communication PREQ:COMMRC 0300) (F2F and Web) (F2F and Web)
or Organizational Psychology (PREQ:PSY 0010 and 0035) and (STAT 0200 or 1000)
PUBSRV 1100 Practices in Public Administration 3
PUBSRV 1120 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector 3
PUBSRV 1200 Practices of Nonprofit Management (Hybrid, available as of Fall 2021) 3
PUBSRV 1315 Managing Projects and Contracts 3

Related field: (3 Credits)

Choose one additional course from the health field or administration/management field lists above, or from the following list:

Catalog Number Title Credits
ANTH 1726 Global Pharmaceuticals (effective Fall 2019) 3
CGS 1900 or PUBSRV 1900 Internship Seminar (Web) or (Hybrid) 3
COMMRC 0530 Interpersonal Communication (F2F and Web) 3
COMMRC 1730 Special Topics: Health Communication* (PREQ:COMMRC 0300) (F2F and Web) 3
HIST 1706 Drugs in Global History (F2F and Web) 3
HRS 1006 Introduction to Human Nutrition (Web) 3
PSY 1255 Principles of Behavior Modification 3
PSYED 1001 Introduction to Educational Psychology 3

Please Note: Requirements are subject to change. Check with an academic advisor before registering.