Health Sciences Online Degree Completion Program

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?
Examples of careers are: health benefits navigator, global health program associate, policy analyst, health educator, research assistant, health communication associate, disease prevention specialist

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 format is hybrid.  What does that mean?

The core Health Sciences courses are each offered online.  The distribution electives vary in the format.  For example, life and physical science courses are typically offered as lectures, whereas, Humanities and health-related electives may be offered online.

How long does it take to complete the program?
Length of the program varies and is dependent upon your previous coursework. 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.