Revitalize your career with your Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Studies earned online from Ashford University.
Dr. Laura Sliwinski is an Associate Dean at Ashford University's College of Health, Human Services, and Science. She holds a Master’s in Health Administration from Tulane University and a Doctorate in Organizational Psychology from Alliant International University. Read her full bio.
Online Health Care Studies Bachelor's Degree Focus
The Bachelor of Health Care Studies demonstrates your knowledge and skills to provide quality service in the health care industry. In this curriculum, you will learn about the US health care system, as well as medical ethics and law. Your courses cover subjects from community health to special populations. You can make a difference in peoples' health.
You may also choose to delve into other areas of health care when you add a specialization to your degree program. A specialization consists of four (4) courses, each worth three (3) credits. These courses are taught online as part of your degree program. For more detailed information, see the Courses tab. Choose from the following specializations:
Health Care Informatics Systems
Form your future with your Health Care Informatics Systems specialization. This specialization teaches you to use data to improve the quality of health care.
Long-Term Care Management
Gain new perspectives on long-term care when you add the Long-Term Care Management specialization to your Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Studies degree program. Discover the factors that influence consumer choices in long-term care.
Use previous education or work experience to enhance your degree and customize it more closely with your professional and educational goals. You can transfer up to 12 approved credits of applicable coursework to add to your Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Studies. Transfer concentrations are available in the following fields of study:
- Applied Behavioral Science (Human Services)
- Environmental Science
- Exercise Science
- Health Care Administration
- Health Studies
- Human Resources Management
- Medical Records
- Physical Education
- Social Services
- Speech and Language Therapy
If you don't see a concentration listed here but you have some courses or experience in another field, just give us a call at 866.711.1700 to find out if it could qualify as a transfer concentration.
Your courses in this Bachelor of Arts degree program are taught by advance-degreed instructors with real-world experience in the subjects they teach. In addition, you can transfer up to 90 approved credits toward your Bachelor's degree and accelerate your degree completion.
Special Terms and Conditions
Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Further, Ashford University does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate's application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.
If this program fits your personal and professional goals, contact Ashford University at 866.711.1700 to learn more, or request additional information.