FAQs

Is there financial aid available for Online Degree Completion students?
Yes. See Student Financial Services website.

What are some career options for someone with a Health Science degree?
Healthcare program administrator/manager, health policy/program/budget analyst, health educator/specialist, health writer, patient and family liaison

Will the Health Sciences Online Degree Completion Program guarantee my admission to a graduate or professional school in a health-related field?
Completion of this program will not guarantee admission to a graduate or professional school; but will strengthen your credentials and position you well to pursue advanced study.

I’m an adult learner who’s been out of school for more than five years, but I have professional healthcare experience. Will my experience count in my application?
Related experience will be considered in the application process. Academic credit for prior experience is not offered at this time.

Is there academic advising and support for online students?
Yes. Upon admission, you will be assigned to a faculty advisor.

When can I begin the program?
Students accepted into the Health Sciences program may begin taking courses the Fall or Spring semesters.  The program has a rolling start date.

How long does it take to complete the program?
The degree may be completed in approximately two years if most or all of the distribution requirements have been met before applying to the Health Sciences major. The time it takes to complete the program is based on the number of credits you have earned prior to starting the program and how many you enroll in each semester. Please see the Sample Curriculum page for further information.

Will I receive a UVM degree when I complete the program?
Yes; you will be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences.