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Health Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Health Science program at the University of the People emphasizes the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to function in today’s complex and evolving health care environment. 

Through a balance of theory and practice, the Bachelor of Science in Health Science introduces students to the interdisciplinary expertise needed to support individual well-being and contribute to the prevention of disease and the improvement of societal health.


The field of Health Sciences is one of the fastest growing fields of study. Drawing on information from multiple disciplines such as medicine, social sciences, epidemiology, law, economics and public policy, a Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences will prepare students for an exciting and meaningful career in a number of fields.

The Bachelor's Degree program in Health Sciences is focused on public and community health, environmental protection, preventative community health initiatives, and emergency response. The degree prepares students to work in advocacy, education and organization. 

The course of study also includes a number of general education courses included to lay an intellectual foundation for students, exposing them to arts and humanities, building critical thinking skills, and developing the scientific and analytical literacy necessary for this program.

Graduates of Health Sciences may go on to pursue careers in hospital administration, public health research, public policy and environmental advocacy. Graduates can also find work in the private sector offering their expertise as health and environmental consultants for businesses. They may also continue to further their studies in the public health fields.


University of the People is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    122 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Human Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology 
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nutrition
  • Community and Public Health 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

To meet admission requirements, applicants must:

  • Be 16 years old or older
  • Be able to demonstrate high school completion
  • Have English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3960 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3960 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pasadena

  • 1629 - 2760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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