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. 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.
Visit the SBU-Springfield Campus page to learn more about the campus, cost, scholarships and financial aid, and more.
Southwest Baptist University is a Christ-centered university and is committed to the integration of faith and academics in all programs and degrees. Class discussions include open dialogue about how faith impacts the academic discipline. Students are encouraged to consider their own faith and how they will incorporate their faith in their chosen career paths. SBU's goal is to produce academically qualified career professionals who are also servant leaders in today's global society.
To be admitted to a health sciences program at SBU-Springfield, please complete the following steps:
Southwest Baptist University maintains a current database of course transfer equivalencies from hundreds of accredited colleges and universities. Students are welcome to search for and find course equivalents for prerequisite courses and program requirements within the Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences degree programs.
Assistant Director of Admissions
I took the Healthcare in Culturally Diverse Populations course and got more out of the class than I could have ever imagined. I feel like I have grown as a person because of this class and have found a new passion as I continue my education.
|BIO 2204||Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIO 3304||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|HSC 1013||Medical Terminology||3|
GENERAL EDUCATION: 42 hours
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: 10 hours
PREVIOUS HEALTH CARE DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE: 30-42*
*An additional 29-30 hours of lower-level courses may be needed if no prior health certificate
|HSC 3453||Spirituality in Health Care||3|
|HSC 3010||Orientation Course||0|
|HSC 3013||Organization and Delivery of Healthcare||3|
|HSC 3103||Basics of APA writing in Health Care||3|
|HSC 3373||Professional Health Care Practice||3|
|HSC 3563||Health Care Informatics||3|
|HSC 4013||Health Care in Culturally Diverse Populations||3|
|HSC 4143||Research for Health Care Professionals or|
|NUR 4333||Research and Evidence Based Practice||3|
This is a proposed guideline. Please check the catalog and see your advisor for your final degree requirements.
Southwest Baptist University reserves the right to make changes to degree plans without advanced notice or obligation.
The student is responsible for understanding and completing all general education, degree, departmental and graduation requirements.
Download in PDF format:
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Plan