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Surgical Technology

Bachelor Degree Opportunities

The Bachelor of Science in Health Services program is a degree completion option designed for health care practitioners. The program prepares leaders for healthcare facilities, government agencies, private practices, managed care facilities, and healthcare-related businesses. Building on the student’s associate degree in their health care profession, the program consists of additional general education, business/health care policy and elective courses. The program culminates with an individually designed internship in a health care business environment.

Since the program was initiated in 2007, surgical technologists who have completed this degree have obtained positions in the medical device industry and as surgical technology educators.

Admission Criteria

The applicant must hold an associate degree in a health-related discipline from an accredited college or university. For acceptance to the Bachelor of Science in Health Services degree program, the applicant must meet one of the following criteria:

Have a cumulative GPA of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale in college coursework.

Students working toward admission requirements for a healthcare major (categorized as “Pre” or “Undeclared”) are not eligible to declare the Health Services major.

Applicants with a professional certificate or diploma only must complete associate degree requirements in their field.


General Education Courses

General education courses fulfill university learning outcomes in English Composition, Speech, History, Society and the Environment, Social Responsibility and Leadership, Writing, Technological Application, Physical Education, Philosophical Ethics, Mathematical Reasoning, Life and Physical Sciences, Social Science, Creative Arts, Literature, Theology and Religion. Most students will have completed some of these courses in their associate degree programs.

Health Services Courses

ACCT 106 Introduction to Accounting for Non-majors
BUS 200 Business and Professional Communication
BUS 230 Principles of Management
BUS 233 Human Resource Management
BUS 281 Introduction to Marketing
ECON 328 Economics of Social Issues
HEAS 325 Issues in Health Care Delivery
HEAS 480 Internship in Health Services

Progression Requirements

In order to advance in the program the student must earn a minimum of “C” in all core courses and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale.

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree is awarded after the student completes 128 credit hours indicated in the curriculum plan with a minimum GPA of 2.3 and meets all University of Saint Francis requirements for a bachelor’s degree.