Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies

Learn to evaluate and understand the importance of environmental, ethical, political and social issues to the provision of health services with the Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies​ in Temple’s College of Public Health. This undergraduate program consists of 120 credits and prepares you to compare and contrast the approaches to maintaining, promoting or restoring health from the perspectives of various health professions. Due to its flexible nature, you can tailor the health studies bachelor’s program to your interests by focusing on specific areas such as health information management, psychology and public health, among others.

The Health Studies​ program is intended for transfer students interested in pursuing graduate coursework or careers in the healthcare industry. As a graduate, you will be prepared to do the following in a professional setting.

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the human body, its various systems and their functions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of culturally competent and holistic approaches to health services, including implications of health disparities.
  • Discuss the opportunities and the potential barriers to team-based delivery of health services, including clinicians, health educators, researchers and social services providers.
  • Recognize the interactions of mental, physical and social well-being and the implications for providing quality health services.

As a student in the Health Studies program, you will take a wide range of courses in anatomy and physiology, healthcare, public health, and statistics. This interdisciplinary approach prepares you to become a professional who seeks innovative healthcare solutions focused on interdisciplinary approaches and upstream interventions.

What sets apart our Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies​?

  • An innovative curriculum: Students take core courses from across the College of Public Health—giving them an interdisciplinary education that is invaluable in preparing to work as part of a healthcare team.
  • Opportunities to customize your degree: Students can tailor the Health Studies Major program around their career goals and select courses that will make them most competitive when applying to professional programs. 
  • A unique approach: Intended for transfer students, you will work closely with an academic advisor to plan out a suggested minor or certificate to meet educational goals. While the minor or certificate is not required, it is strongly recommended due to the opportunities provided by the flexibility of the Health Studies BA.


The Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies is intended for students who wish to pursue a graduate program that does not require the same level of bench sciences as the BS in Health Professions. However, students in the Health Studies BA can add a minor that will assist them in developing knowledge in health information managementnutritionpsychology and more.

Program Format & Curriculum

The Health Studies Major is a 120-credit undergraduate program that students can complete in eight semesters. Core courses include

  • Disease Prevention and Control,
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II,
  • Introduction to Psychology, and
  • Medical Terminology.

Learn more about the courses you will take as part of the Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Arts offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $21,816.00 per year
Out-of-state: $37,896.00 per year


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