Building a healthier world
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Health Sciences has multiple specializations to fit student needs:
- Advanced Allied Health (100% Online Option)
- Biomedical Science
- Medical Imaging: Vascular Sonography or Adult Cardiac Sonography (Specialization-specific courses on-campus only)
- 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 Applied Health Sciences 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.
- Additionally the Medical Imaging and Veterinary Nursing Specializations have specific licensure requirements.
- 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 Applied Health Sciences degree programs are a cost-saving option for health-related associate 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.
• 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 program courses can fill quickly when registration begins before each term. To finish a program that has a designated 100% online option by taking only online courses, students need to register in a timely manner to ensure they have a seat for the online course offerings of their choice. The same guidance applies to access for face-to-face courses on campus. Work with your advisor as needed when planning and be sure to check the important term dates and student email for current information about registration start dates.
Bachelor's Resources & Advising
Bachelor's Intent to Graduate Deadlines to Avoid a Late Fee
Summer Term 2021: July 1, 2021
Fall Term 2021: Sept. 30, 2021
Spring Term 2022: Feb. 24, 2022
Use the links below to schedule bachelor advising appointments, with the available methods (phone, MS Teams or on-campus) varying by campus.