The associate degree in Applied Health Sciences is the perfect fit for students working toward careers in healthcare including registered nurses, dental hygienists, and other high demand health professionals.
BHSU has a long history of preparing students for admission into nursing programs. The associate degree in Applied Health Sciences offers students all the general education and core classes required for admission into South Dakota State University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Through our partnership in the West River Health Science Center, BHSU Applied Health Sciences students are guaranteed admission to SDSU’s Rapid City BSN program, provided certain requirements are met.
The entire program is available in Spearfish, online, or at BHSU-Rapid City. Graduates with the two-year associate degree may also choose to continue at BHSU and complete a bachelor’s degree program in biology or other related field.