Health Services (BS)

"Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 1.9 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups.” –U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Services is an interdisciplinary degree completion program designed for allied health professionals who have already received their technical education and licensure in their chosen field, such as diagnostic medical sonography, radiological technology, or respiratory therapy. This program is also an appropriate choice for community college graduates with an associate’s degree in an allied health profession, such as anesthesia technician, dietetic technician, health information technologist, medical laboratory technician, nuclear medicine technologist, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapy assistant, radiation therapy technologist, or surgical technologist.

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. 

Course 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 an (●). Courses offered in both face-to-face and online formats are marked with an (#). Courses with no indicator are offered face-to-face only.

Prerequisites and 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 (●) 3
PHIL 1360 Biomedical Ethics 3
PSY 1215 Health Psychology (#) 3
SOC 0477 Medical Sociology (#) 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 (#) or Organizational Psychology 3
PUBSRV 1100 Practices in Public Administration 3
PUBSRV 1120 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector 3
PUBSRV 1200 Practices of Nonprofit Management 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
COMMRC 0530 Interpersonal Communication (#) 3
COMMRC 1730 Special Topics in Communication: Health (#) 3
HIST 1706 Global Pharmaceuticals (Drugs in Global History, effective Fall 2019) 3
HRS 1006 Introduction to Human Nutrition (●) 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.