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
$350 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

If applying as a postbaccalaureate student for summer 2024, the deadline to apply is May 1, and classes start June 24.


In Oregon State’s online bachelor’s program in biohealth sciences, you’ll pursue an interdisciplinary course of study that examines the interrelationships among foundational biological and physical sciences.

The curriculum also features a variety of health and social sciences courses and training on cultural responsiveness, which helps prepare future health care workers to administer inclusive support and care for their communities.

Learning online alongside a worldwide network of classmates, you’ll complete general chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics courses, with a rigorous series of upper-division science classes in microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, organic chemistry and molecular biology.

You can also tailor your degree plan through a variety of upper-division science electives that best suit your interests and career goals.

(Note: You are unable to dual or double-major in zoology while pursuing a biohealth sciences degree.)

Degree requirements

A minimum of 180 quarter credits — at least 60 of which must be upper-division credits — are required to graduate with your biohealth sciences degree, including:

Honors degree online

As an undergraduate degree-seeking student, you can apply to earn an honors degree online in your academic major. Earning this prestigious degree gives you the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on research, complete a comprehensive thesis experience and engage in co-curricular activities.

Sample course topics

      • Microbial influences on human health
      • Human virology
      • Immunology
      • Introduction to the health care system
      • Social and individual health determinants
      • Psychology
      • Mechanisms of disease
      • Biomedical ethics

Transfer credits

Some degree requirements may be transferred from other institutions. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 credits in this degree program must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement.

Previously earned credits will need to be reviewed upon admittance to OSU for appropriate articulation. Additional information about transferring credits is available through OSU’s Transfer Credit Central.

Add a minor

As an OSU Ecampus student, you'll have the ability to add a minor to your bachelor's degree program. Oregon State offers a diverse selection of minors online. Combine biohealth sciences with a minor in public health, psychology or Spanish to create an even more powerful résumé fit for today's job market.

(Note: The biology minor is not available to biohealth sciences students as it is too similar to the biohealth sciences major.)


Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization and compliance.

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