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Online Bachelor of General Studies with a concentration in Health Sciences

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Thrive in Your Healthcare Career with LSU Online

LSU Alexandria

With LSU Alexandria’s online Bachelor of General Studies with a concentration in Health Sciences, you can take your healthcare career to the next level by completing a flexible health sciences program that allows you to customize your degree to meet your specific career goals. Designed for those who want an interdisciplinary education, students who complete the program are prepared to advance their careers in the healthcare industry by qualifying for exciting opportunities such as a healthcare administrator, healthcare communications specialist, and epidemiologist. This flexible degree also provides students with the solid foundation needed to continue their education by entering a clinical healthcare program or graduate degree program. Additionally, LSUA's online programs provide you the opportunity to synchronously interact with instructors (in real-time) via video conferencing and other technologies in a flexible format that fits your busy schedule. These sessions also allow engagement with course content and build a community among our online students.

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Job Outlook

Job growth in the healthcare industry has increased significantly and will continue to so well into the future, enabling students with healthcare education and training to qualify for an expanding number of exciting career opportunities.

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100% Online

With the convenience of earning your degree online, this program is perfect for students who need to balance school, work, and life, and is also a great option for members of the military.

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We offer a variety of ways to help you pay for your degree including financial aid, scholarships, employer tuition reimbursement, and veterans education benefits.

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Continuous Support

As an LSU Online student, you receive continuous support from the moment you apply, all the way through graduation, including a dedicated Enrollment Coach to assist you in the application process and a Student Success Coach to provide support as you earn your degree.

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The final cost of this program is determined after all transfer credits are evaluated. For the Online Bachelor of General Studies in Health Sciences program, you are able to transfer 75% of previous credits. LSU Online offers financial aid to those who qualify. Learn more.

Total credit hours for program: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $291

Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $8,730

Total cost with fees, no transfer credits, and no financial aid: $34,920

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Coach for the final program cost.

Course Listings

Concentration Courses

  • HESC 1003: Introduction to the Health Care System | Credit hours: 1
  • HESC 1004: Client Care Interactions | Credit hours: 2
  • HESC 1010: Health Terminology for Health Professionals OR HESC 1400: Health Care Language Applications | Credit hours: 3
  • HESC 3200: Quality Management | Credit hours: 3
  • HESC 4600: Healthcare Administration | Credit hours: 3
  • HESC 4610: Health Sciences Internship | Credit hours: 3
  • ECON 4421: Healthcare Economics | Credit hours: 3
  • FINC 4718: Corporate Finance for Health Care | Credit hours: 3
  • PHIL 3025: Medical Ethics and Law | Credit hours: 3
  • POLI 4012: Politics and Policy of Elder Health Care | Credit hours: 3

Must complete 39 general education credits including 9 credits in natural sciences, 9 credits in humanities, 6 credits in English composition, 6 credits in analytical reasoning, 6 credits in social sciences, and 3 credits in arts.

Must complete 24 credit hours in enrichment blocks.

Must complete 30 credit hours of electives.

Admission Requirements

For university acceptance, first-time freshmen must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete high school Core curriculum for college readiness in place at time of high school graduation
  • Not be required to take more than one developmental course
  • Have a high school grade point average of at least 2.0
  • Meet one of the following:
  • Have an ACT composite of 20 or higher
  • Have a high school Core grade point average of at least 2.0

Transfer students to LSUA must meet one of the following sets of criteria:

  • Have earned a transferable associate degree or higher OR
  • Have earned at least 18 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 OR
  • Have earned from a community college at least 12 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0
  • If the above are not met, meet freshman admission requirements and be in good standing with their previous institution

Career Opportunities

  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Healthcare Communications Specialist
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Epidemiologist

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