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Applied Health Sciences Bachelor of Applied Science

EFSC offers a variety of healthcare bachelor degrees to meet your needs.

We offer five specializations under our Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Applied Health Sciences — including one track that can be earned through a 100% online option and the medical imaging track with Sonography and Informatics/PACS options. If you're a Florida Registered Nurse, we have an online RN to BSN program that's specifically designed for you. 

Take a look at the BAS degree guidelines provided below, and use the links to explore the specific curriculum and application details for your preferred specialization.

Choose from EFSC's Health-Focused BAS Options

No matter which specializtion you choose, you'll receive a comprehensive foundation in various areas of healthcare.

Coursework covers global and national issues and trends, ethical and legal considerations, health promotion and disease prevention, evidence-based practice, allied healthcare research, healthcare systems management, and healthcare-based informatics.

Applied Health Sciences Bachelor of Applied Science

Program Overview

Degree Type
Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)
Delivery Method
On-Campus, Hybrid, 100% Online Option
Cocoa, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Titusville
Academic Community
Health Sciences
Contact Information

Students with myEFSC Portal access: schedule advising with Navigate. Others use the buttons.



        Palm Bay      

Our graduates have successfully completed higher-level master's and doctorate programs, including medical school. If you choose the Biomedical Science Specialization, you even have the option to apply to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine's College of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, or School of Dental Medicine.

Students in the Biotechnology Specialization can apply to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine's School of Pharmacy. Talk with an advisor about these options if interested.

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Basics and Minumum Requirements

Expanding on the skills you've acquired from practical work experience or previous academic coursework, the BAS degree aims to equip you with specialized knowledge for your chosen healthcare career path.

At Eastern Florida State College, you need to possess an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree, an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree, or higher from a regionally accredited college to be eligible for a BAS program. In addition, the Medical Imaging and Veterinary Technology Specializations have specific certification requirements that you'll need to fulfill.

Please note that an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree doesn't fulfill the minimum requirements for admission into a BAS program unless it's a track where the required healthcare licensure you hold was earned after receiving an AAS. If you do have an AAS degree and wish to enter a BAS program, please consult with a bachelor advisor, who can assess your academic background and assist you in determining the most suitable options.

Be aware that students beginning their bachelor program in the 2021-22 academic year or later must have met Florida's Civic Literacy requirement before their baccalaureate degree will be awarded. See the Civic Literacy page for details on how this requirement can be met. You may have fulfilled the requirement, or at least part of it, during your associate degree so talk with an advisor as needed.

Once you've been accepted into a bachelor program at the college, you must complete an online orientation and meet with a bachelor advisor prior to registering for your first semester of classes. The acceptance information you receive will serve as a reminder about these requirements.

For more detailed information and answers to frequently asked questions, use the button links below:

The $10,000 Bachelor's Degree Program

All of EFSC's Applied Health Sciences BAS degree specializations are eligible for the $10,000 Bachelor Degree Program. This program is designed to help minimize your out-of-pocket expenses over four years of study.

By applying, you can be confident that your educational journey, starting from earning your associate degree at EFSC and continuing into one of our health BAS tracks, will not cost you more than $10,000 in qualifying expenses.

To explore this option and determine your eligibility, we recommend that you work closely with a bachelor advisor, who will provide guidance and support throughout the process.

Important Bachelor of Applied Science Program Notes

⇒ In order to secure enrollment in your preferred online or face-to-face courses for your bachelor program, it's crucial to register promptly, as available courses can fill up quickly — even the 100% online ones! Consult with your advisor as needed during the planning process to ensure a smooth registration experience. Also stay informed about important term dates and closely monitor your Titan student email for the latest updates regarding registration start dates and other reminders.

⇒ You can earn the Applied Health Sciences degree (BAS/HSBS) one time by selecting one specialization from the available tracks. If you're interested in courses from an additional specialization, you have the option to enroll as a non-degree-seeking student to take them.

⇒ For the most current and reliable information regarding the curriculum, refer to the official online EFSC catalog. This catalog holds precedence over any other sources of information concerning the curriculum. It's important to note that EFSC retains the right to make necessary changes to both the online and printed versions of the curriculum. However, any changes are expected to primarily involve rectifying errors and incorporating newly approved courses and programs during the academic year.