Bachelor of Health Sciences

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The mission of the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHS) program is based on the mission of Allen College. Fulfilling the program mission, a quality baccalaureate program preparing individuals from culturally and ethnically diverse communities for careers in medical laboratory science, diagnostic medical sonography, medical imaging, and public health is offered.

The BHS program combines academic and professional studies providing a liberal education with emphasis on experiential learning in a variety of settings with people from diverse backgrounds. The BHS program has a foundation in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences for the development of critical thinking, creativity, literacy, values, historical awareness and broad knowledge of the health sciences. This foundation provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to meet professional standards and to pursue additional education in the future. The Bachelor of Health Sciences program has a holistic perspective of education and recognizes each student's uniqueness. The program seeks to instill in students an intellectual curiosity, a desire for lifelong learning, and a life of service to others.


Applicants and current students must be aware select states require approval prior to Allen College offering online courses and clinical study in those states. Additionally, a state certification or governing licensing board may also require prior approval for an Allen College student to engage in clinical study within the state. Therefore, Allen College cannot guarantee out-of- state clinical or practicum placement. Allen College also cannot guarantee students maintaining residency in a state other than Iowa will be allowed to enroll in online courses.

Applicants planning to maintain residency in any state other than Iowa, and planning to enroll in an online course or engage in clinical study in any state other than Iowa, should consult an admission counselor prior to applying to Allen College.