At South College, you can pursue your bachelor’s degree in health science fully online or take a mix of online and on-campus classes at our Asheville, Atlanta, Knoxville, or Nashville campus. Learn at your convenience in a hybrid or online bachelor’s degree program in health science, and begin working toward tomorrow’s career today!
42 months (full-time)
Available for qualified health science (pre-physician assistant) program applicants
Earn your bachelor’s degree in Asheville, Atlanta, Knoxville, Nashville, or online!
Financial aid, offered through a variety of government, state, and local programs, grants, and scholarships—like Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Reconnect, South College Promise, and others—is available to those who qualify. To learn more about financial aid options that can help you pursue this health science degree, contact us today.
Students who successfully complete our BS in Health Science (Pre-Physician Assistant) program are encouraged to apply to continue their education in the Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies program at South College. Physician assistants are healthcare professionals certified to provide healthcare services under the supervision of a physician. They help to improve access to medical care by expanding a physician’s practice base, which is especially important in medically underserved areas. Many PAs are employed in primary care specialties, including family practice, pediatrics, and general medicine.
For students who do not pursue a master’s degree may choose to pursue opportunities in the biological, life, or health sciences, including in positions such as health administrator, environmental scientist or specialist, and biological technician.
The South College Bachelor of Science in Health Science (Pre-Physician Assistant) program (BS) provides students with the foundational knowledge to pursue admittance to the Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies program. This health science program is designed for those seeking to complete prerequisite courses and earn a bachelor’s degree. Successful completion of courses in a variety of general education courses, along with foundational courses in anatomy, physiology, biology, and chemistry, is required. Students must also complete healthcare administration courses is topics such as healthcare law and ethics, health science research, health economics, and health science leadership.
South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).