Health Sciences - Human Services minor (BSHS)

Expand your career as a health professional with a Health Sciences degree.

Health Sciences - Human ServicesFor current health professionals, this program offers an advanced educational experience that builds on your expertise. The the minor in human services will expand your capabilities to work with individuals and client groups in health care settings and the community.

If you are entering the health sciences field, you will gain important knowledge as well as abilities to work with client groups in health care settings and the community.

Why ODU for Health Sciences?

Full member of Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)

This program is fully certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). Fewer than 50 undergraduate programs in the U.S. and Canada carry this certification. AUPHA is a global network of colleges, universities, faculty, individuals and organizations dedicated to the improvement of healthcare delivery through excellence in healthcare management and policy education.


Talk with an advisor to determine how your credits will transfer. The curriculum sheets below can serve as a guide for planning your course of study.

All students are required to complete an internship and an electronic portfolio.

Learning Environment

Courses in this program are offered in these technologies:

Online synchronous: Access course material online from any location and participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings.

Online Asynchronous: Access course materials online from any location. These courses require little to no synchronous (same-time) scheduled class meetings, but assignments and exams are scheduled by the instructor. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Practicum / Internship: A practicum or internship is a required part of this program.


Partnerships  Save time, save money, and earn guaranteed acceptance into ODU. Earn your associate's degree at a community college and complete a bachelor’s degree online at Old Dominion.

You also may be able to get your associate’s degree online from John Tyler Community College or Northern Virginia Community College. Thanks to our partnerships, your entire undergraduate program could be completed online! Click to learn more.

Related Careers

Possible careers paths include:

  • Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Advocacy
  • Mental Health Services
  • Rehabilitation

Admission Information

This is a degree completion program.

Explore Monarch TRANSFERmation to see how courses you've completed may transfer to ODU. To have an advisor review your transcripts, contact your nearest ODU extended classroom site or call 1.800.968.2638.

For this program, you will need to be accepted into ODU as a degree-seeking student. There is also a separate application to the College of Health Sciences. Please read the second page of the curriculum sheet and speak with an advisor for details.

Calculating Cost

Undergraduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification Cost per credit hour
Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile) $316
Students living outside of Virginia $345
* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile $874

Rates are effective Fall 2015 and subject to change. Please visit ODU's main Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details.

For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please click here.