B.S. in Health Sciences Degree Completion Program

About the Program

As a practicing health or human services professional, you know more education leads to greater opportunities. This online bachelor's degree completion program is designed to take you to that next level. You're eligible for this program if you completed an applied associate degree and hold a current professional credential or license in the health or human services field of your degree.

This program is a perfect fit for dental hygienists, respiratory therapists, radiological technologists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapy assistants, EMTs, and other professionals working in health and human services. This degree completion program will prepare you for leadership roles in health care with courses in management, financial principles and standards to improve patient care.

Program Mode of Delivery

This program is delivered 100 percent online.


The curriculum covers topics that are relevant to your job, such as disability in society, resource allocation in health and human sciences, working with diverse populations, and legal and ethical issues in health and human sciences. You will complete a capstone project to demonstrate your knowledge in the health sciences area of study.

Information about specific course requirements can be found in the NIU course catalog.

Applying to the Program

You'll apply as a transfer student. Start your application now. After applying, the academic department has some specific steps to follow.

Please note: There are some community college prerequisite requirements.


Visit the School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions faculty and staff directory to learn more about the professionals who will help you gain valuable knowledge in the field.

Why NIU Online?

We know you have responsibilities and commitments. It's just easier if you're able to take classes where you are without the commute. The good news is that with NIU, you're not alone. Your classmates and instructors are available via the same technology that helps deliver your classes. In our classrooms or in your living room, we want you to succeed academically because your future is our focus.

Program Type: Online bachelor's degree completion
College: College of Health and Human Sciences, School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions
Credits Required: 31-34 (from NIU) 
Tuition Per Credit: $377.04 (Learn more about tuition and fees)

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Application Deadlines

Term Deadline
Spring December 1
Summer May 15
Fall August 1


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