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Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Sciences


Our Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Sciences program provides a strong foundation for students interested in health and wellness fields.

You will learn the skills needed to start training in a variety of health care careers that require advanced education.

Coursework can be tailored to focus on leadership and community wellness. Or you can focus on medical sciences.

From 2015-2020, 72% of our graduates were accepted into doctorate or master’s programs.

The following are just some of the fields our graduates enter:

  • Health care administration
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physician assistant studies

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Fast Facts: Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Sciences
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Program Type:
Full-Time or Part-Time
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Program Length:
21 Months

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Average Class Size:
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2022 Cohort:
Identify With Groups Underrepresented in Health Care (Self-Identified Race/Ethnicity)

Our Approach

Students in Rush’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Sciences degree program

You learn from faculty who are also practitioners at one of the nation’s top academic medical centers, RUSH University Medical Center.

Our low student-to-faculty ratio ensures you will receive individualized attention.

At RUSH, you we believe in a collaborative approach to health care. You will be exposed to various types of health care fields and learn about their responsibilities.

We have an excellent reputation in Chicago and maintain partnerships with many organizations in the area.

Program Length and Location

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Sciences program can be completed in 21 months if you attend full-time.

The program, though, can also be completed part-time. This makes it an excellent option for students who have already started a career and are returning to school.

All students must earn 60 credits to complete the program.


“This program has opened up so many opportunities for me that I would have never had.”

Richard Eenigenburg, MS, PA (ASCP)
BSHS ’16

Program Tuition

At RUSH University, we know your education is a big investment. We want to make sure you have all the information to be able to make the best financial decisions for you and your family.

Tuition for the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Sciences program is $795 per credit.

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Scholarship opportunities are available. You must meet certain eligibility requirements related to race/ethnicity and socioeconomic background to qualify.

Please complete your program application first to determine your scholarship options.

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Hear From Our Students

Learn about some of our recent students, their experiences and why they chose RUSH University. 

  • Students in the Health Sciences BS program share what they appreciate about the program – from small classes and one-on-one faculty attention, to unique research options and community service opportunities. All from nontraditional education backgrounds, these HSBS students are going on to pursue nursing, forensics, physician assistant careers and more.

  • After being laid off during the Great Recession, Natalia Wright vowed to earn a college degree so she could provide a more stable life for her son. Now she has been accepted into the generalist entry master’s (GEM) program at RUSH University’s College of Nursing, one of the nation’s highest-ranked nursing schools, after earning a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from RUSH.

“It gives you hope and it inspires you to do something more, and to be a leader for your community.”

Adrian A. Martinez
BSHS ’16

Health Sciences Career Opportunities

Some of our graduates go directly into specific jobs in medical research or other health care-related fields. But most graduates continue their health care education.

Our graduates have pursued various careers, including the following:

  • Health administration
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physician assistant studies

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