Building a healthier world
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Health Sciences has multiple concentrations to fit student needs:
- Advanced Allied Health
- Biomedical Science
- Medical Imaging: Vascular Sonography or Adult Cardiac Sonography
- Medical Imaging: Informatics/PACS
- Veterinary Nursing
All are intended to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in the expanding healthcare field.
Students in all specializations receive a broad-based foundation in global and national healthcare issues and trends, ethical and legal issues, health promotion and disease prevention, evidence-based practice, allied healthcare research, healthcare systems management and healthcare based informatics. This B.A.S. degree is eligible as part of the $10,000 Bachelor's Degree Program.
All of Eastern Florida State College's bachelor's degree programs are designed with the working student in mind so classes are offered in flexible formats to include day, evening, online and hybrid. The degree is also Financial Aid eligible. Students are admitted to the Applied Health Sciences program in the Spring, Summer and Fall Terms.
The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (BAS) is a career-oriented degree that builds on skills acquired in the workplace or through previous coursework. The BAS programs are designed for students who already hold an Associate in Science, Associate in Arts or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution, including recent graduates and those with experience in the work force.
Students pursuing the BAS degree at Eastern Florida State College must have at a minimum:
- Earned an A.S. or A.A. degree from a regionally accredited college.
- An Associate of Applied Science ( A.A.S.) degree does not meet the minimum eligibility requirements for entry into a BAS program. A.A.S. degree holders interested in transfer to a BAS program should consult with an academic advisor to review coursework and determine the best transfer options.
The Advanced Allied Health Specialization is open to students with a healthcare related A.S. degree or by exception with an A.A. degree after consultation with the Program Director. Additionally the Medical Imaging and Veterinary Nursing Specializations have specific licensure requirements.
The Applied Health Science degree programs are a cost-saving option for health-related A.S. degree students seeking an affordable bachelor degree option for career advancement such as students in the EFSC Dental Assisting Technology and Management, Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Services, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing RN, Radiography and Veterinary Technology programs.
Note: Students may earn the BAS/HSBS once, choosing one specialization from available Applied Health Sciences tracks. If students want to take courses from another specialization, they may do so as a non-degree student. The official curriculum in the current online EFSC catalog supersedes all other information. EFSC reserves the right to make changes in the online and printed versions of the curriculum as circumstances require. It is expected that the only changes will be the correction of errors and the inclusion of new courses and programs approved during the academic year.
Bachelor's Resources & Advising
Bachelor's Intent to Graduate Deadlines (to avoid a late fee)
Early Summer 2020: June 11, 2020
Summer 2020: July 16, 2020
Fall 2020: Sept. 24, 2020