Health Studies

Associate Degree

Health Studies Program Overview

Knowledge is the best medicine when you're thinking about a future in healthcare. And Bay State College's Health Studies Associate Degree program is your best solution for discovering where your talents in healthcare lie: 

  • Learn from professors who currently work in the healthcare field. 
  • Customize your degree with a variety of career-related program electives, including Phlebotomy, Medical Office Administration, Fundamentals of Nutrition, and more! 
  • Gain hands-on experience at a career-specific internship, with easy access to Boston's leading hospitals and healthcare companies. 
  • Opt to continue your education with Bay State College's Management – Healthcare Management Concentration Bachelor's Degree program. 

Our prescription for a great career in healthcare? Start with a strong foundation. Request information about our 2-year Health Studies program today! 

Available In 

Health Studies Day Classes 

Discover a diverse but close-knit community of students, faculty and staff at our Boston campus, located in the historic Back Bay neighborhood. 

  • Duration: 4 semesters 
  • Semester Length: 16 weeks 
  • Start Dates:  
    Spring 2018: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    Summer 2018: Monday, May 21, 2018
    Fall 2018: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions 

Health Studies Evening Classes 

If you're busy during the day, Bay State College's Health Studies Evening Program gives you the opportunity to learn on your own time. Take evening college courses at our convenient Boston Back Bay campus, or at our satellite location in Taunton, Massachusetts. 

  • Duration: 8 terms 
  • Term Length: 8 weeks  
  • Start Dates:  
    Fall 2017 Term 2: Monday, October 30, 2017
    Spring 2018 Term 1: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    Spring 2018 Term 2: Monday, March 19, 2018
    Summer 2018 Term 1: Monday, May 21, 2018
    Summer 2018 Term 2: Monday, July 9, 2018
    Fall 2018 Term 1: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
    Fall 2018 Term 2: Monday, October 29, 2018
  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions 

Sample Health Studies Degree Courses 

  • Anatomy & Physiology I and II 
  • Medical Terminology 
  • Medical Office Procedures 
  • Clinical Procedures I and II 
  • Health Studies Internship and Seminar 

To view the Health Studies program flow sheet, click here
To browse our 2017-18 Course Catalog with course descriptions, click here

Health Studies Program Mission 

The mission of the Health Studies Programs at Bay State College is to provide students with an education that puts emphasis on science, general education and a variety of professional courses that will enable them to explore potential career paths in the healthcare industry. The program will expose and prepare the students to various employment opportunities and career advancement. 

Hiring Companies of Our Health Studies Graduates 

  • Tufts Medical Center 
  • Plymouth Pediatric Associates 
  • The ARC of Greater Plymouth 
  • PMG Physician Associates 
  • Signature Healthcare 
  • Mass General Hospital 
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital 
  • Joslin Diabetes Center 
  • NeuroRestorative 

Health Studies Degree Accreditation 

Bay State College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). 

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont). Membership in one of the six regional accrediting associations in the United States indicates that the school or college has been carefully evaluated and found to meet the standards agreed upon by qualified educators. 

Bay State College is authorized to award the following degrees by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Science.