Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHS)

Fulfilling the program mission, quality baccalaureate programs preparing individuals for careers in medical laboratory science, diagnostic medical sonography, medical imaging, and public health are offered. Allen strives for a  student body from culturally and ethnically diverse communities enriching learning experiences and the healthcare field.

The BHS programs combine academic and professional studies providing a liberal education with emphasis on experiential learning. A foundation in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences develop critical thinking, creativity, literacy, values, historical awareness and a 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. With a holistic perspective of education, the BHS programs recognize each student's uniqueness. The programs instill an intellectual curiosity, a desire for lifelong learning, and service to others.

Applicants and current students must be aware select states require approval prior to Allen College offering online courses and clinical study. 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.