Health Sciences Degrees
The Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Southwest Baptist University's Springfield campus offers multiple health science degree programs.
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) is designed specifically for the working allied or imaging healthcare professional who has certification and would like to obtain an associate's degree. If you have already completed a certificate program in an approved healthcare field, you will be admitted to the AAS program on the basis of a current state-issued license or certification.
The Associate of Science in Health Sciences (ASHS) degree is a great option for students interested in completing a degree to gain a foundational education in health sciences.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) degree is a web-enhanced program utilizing newly revised curriculum, and is an excellent option for students already working full-time. The degree has two tracks:
- Clinical Track — Allows health care professionals to advance their profession in the areas of management, leadership, and the delivery of healthcare becoming servant leaders in a global society.
- Non-Clinical Track — Designed for individuals who have no health care experience, yet want to pursue a degree in healthcare that does not include direct patient care. This degree plan will prepare the non-clinical professionals to advance their knowledge base in the healthcare industry.
This degree is designed for anyone in the healthcare industry to continue their education toward a bachelor degree. Professions include medical technology, billing and coding, respiratory therapy, radiologic technology, and dental hygiene, among many more health care professions.
The Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences of Southwest Baptist University in Springfield provides conveniently scheduled general education and science pre-requisite coursework for all its degree programs, as well as a wide array of courses for adult learners who desire to begin or continue their education. General education coursework is offered in both traditional classroom settings and through online courses. Students in general education courses benefit from experienced professors in small classes.
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