Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$366 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.S. in BioHealth Sciences – Online

Make your mark on local, regional and global health

Explore how biological science is applied to human health and society, and gain the knowledge and skills you need to pursue a variety of careers by earning your B.S. in Biohealth Sciences online with Oregon State University.

Designed for students seeking a degree with an interdisciplinary background in the life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and public health, this rigorous bachelor’s program will deepen your understanding of human health, the origins of disease and the research for future cures.

Note: This online program is not intended for those who want to advance to a health-related professional school in fields such as dentistry, medicine, pharmacy or physical therapy. Specialized pre-professional school options within the program are not available to distance students because they require the completion of specific courses that are not currently offered online by Oregon State. The program's advisors will work with you to ensure that your courses will help prepare you for future success.

Learn from world-class faculty

All online courses in the B.S. in Biohealth Sciences program are developed and taught by the same faculty in Oregon State’s Department of Microbiology who teach on campus. These instructors have a wide range of research interests including the role of microbes in human, animal and plant health. As a student in the program, you will get to learn about the cutting-edge research being carried out in OSU's Department of Microbiology.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation’s 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same diploma as on-campus students.

Get the support you need

Our goal is to help you succeed. That’s why, as an OSU Ecampus student, you’ll have access to vital resources like success coaching, library services, free online tutoring and career guidance – making your online learning experience collaborative and rewarding.

Upcoming Ecampus information sessions

Attend one of our upcoming events to talk with Ecampus about how to enroll and learn more about the online student experience.

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