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Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences


You have earned your associate’s degree and want to advance in your health care career. Now is the time to complete your bachelor’s degree in a nationally ranked, online program at Rutgers University.

Offered by the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, the degree builds on previous academic coursework or employment experience in the health care profession. An inter-professional core of courses and a specialized area of concentration broadens understanding of major health care issues in the 21st century. Our advanced educational technology and distance learning environment allow students to thrive whether they are working professionals or full-time undergraduate.

The program offer four specialized tracks: Aging Studies, Allied Dental, Health Services Management and Psychiatric Rehabilitation..

Career paths include hospital / health organization administration, clinical department management, governmental health agency administration, working in the field of aging, or working in the psychiatric rehabilitation field.

Our program is ranked among the top 10 online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree programs nationally by We are accepting applications through July 15.


Interdisciplinary Core

All students complete a 15-credit interdisciplinary core of courses. There is no prescribed sequence for taking the courses. The interdisciplinary core consists of the following:

IDST3400 Data Systems in Health Care

 3 credits

IDST3510 Principles of Scientific Inquiry

 3 credits

IDST4115 Health Care Organizations

 3 credits

IDST4150 Ethics of Healthcare

 3 credits

IDST4200 Cultural Issues in Health Care

 3 credits


Click here for descriptions of the interdisciplinary core courses and specialization courses.


Allied Dental


Gain the knowledge and experience for advanced careers
in dental management, sales, marketing, and research, as well as a
strong foundation for graduate level education.
The Allied Dental specialization is geared towards licensed dental hygienists and dental assistants who wish to obtain a bachelor’s degree. 

For more detailed information on the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program - Allied Dental specialization, click here.

Health Services Management


Learn to plan, coordinate, and manage medical and health services within a health care organization.The Health Services Management specialization is for health professionals and individuals who hold an associate’s degree and want to advance their career opportunities in health services management. All courses are offered online and are available during the fall, spring and summer semesters of the University.

For more information on the Health Services Management specialization, click here.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Learn to assist individuals living with a serious mental illness by helping them live meaningful and productiv

lives, achieve their recovery goals, and effectively manage the challenges associated with their illness. Graduates work in a variety of community mental health programs. Students are also prepared for graduate study in rehabilitation counseling and other human service professions.

Many of the courses are offered through a wbe- based course platform, and AS-PSRT graduates can complete the entire program on-line.

For more information, please email ProfessorWilliam Waynor at or call 856-566-7148.

Aging Studies

Gain the knowledge and skills to develop, manage, and provide services for the growing aging population. This program is offered in partnership with Rutgers-Newark College of Arts and Sciences or Thomas Edison State University.

For more information, email Dr. Tracy Davis at or call (856) 566-2765

Health Advocacy

(Currently not accepting students for this track)

The Rutgers School of Health Professions (SHP) Departments of Interdisciplinary Studies (IDST) and Newark College of Arts & Sciences (NCAS) are offering an exciting new concentration of studying in Health Advocacy for those pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) degree. Courses offered by NCAS are mostly campus-based, while courses offered by SHP are fully online.

Health Advocacy Concentration - The goal of the Advocacy concentration is to equip students with the skills necessary to eliminate or help patients navigate through common health care, social and community barriers and associated financial, legal, cultural and communication challenges.

For more information, email Professor Cheryl Bellamy at or call (973) 972-8512.






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