The clinical health science degree is designed for certified clinical professionals with a minimum of an associate’s degree or equivalent, providing them with the desired baccalaureate degree needed for professional advancement. Radiography (RAD), surgical technology (ST) and respiratory therapy (RSP) and many other allied health professions are all currently at the associate’s degree level. This degree completes the general education requirements in any baccalaureate degree and complements this with relevant professional courses. A bachelor of science degree is preferred for positions such as supervisor or program director or to compete effectively in medical supply companies and equipment vendors. Many students and professionals in these fields seek a bachelor of science degree to aid in their transition to management or education positions within their fields. The clinical health science degree meets this need. There is a shortage of personnel in these health professions and it is likely that many potential bachelor degree candidates are already working in the field. Therefore this degree is designed to accommodate students who may be off-campus, practicing at a clinical site. The degree is designed to be flexible so that students can complete course work that supports their professional goals.

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Clinical Sciences, School of department page.

For related information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics,

Total Credits Required 120
General Education
Required Courses in Major 43-70
Clinical Specialty Area  
RAD, RSP, ST or other Health Science Courses in Associate Degree 30-60
Additional Elective Course work from the following areas: 30
At least 8 credits must be at the 300 level or higher.
     BI 207 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4 cr.)  
     BI 208 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4 cr.)  
     Allied Health (AH)  
    Computer Information Systems (CIS) or Computer Science (CS)  
    Clinical Laboratory Science CLS (171,313, 410, 420, 426, 436)  
    Health (HL)  
    Human Nutrition (HN)  
    Leadership (LDR)  

This major does not require a minor.