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A student looking through a microscope: Pursue your A.S. in Health Sciences degree at Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

A.S. in Health Sciences

Discover the Formula for Your Future

Regent’s Associate of Science in Health Sciences, offered on campus in Virginia Beach, provides a challenging general-education curriculum integrated with a specialized focus on science. This program may also serve as a pre-nursing degree. Study subjects including ethics, anatomy, physiology, nutrition, microbiology, and chemistry—all taught from a Christian worldview.

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EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Take a significant step toward earning your bachelor’s degree upon completion of this health sciences and pre-nursing major.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020). We have also been recognized among the Top 20 Best College Campuses in America by Niche, 2019-20, and received an “A+” campus rating. Experience the Regent difference through the Associate of Science in Health Sciences degree program.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

On completing the A.S. in Health Sciences you will be able to:

  • Take the next step toward earning your bachelor’s degree.
  • Pursue employment as a medical technician or lab assistant.

Career Opportunities

  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Medical Technician
  • Medical Records/Clerical
$54Thousand
Mean annual wage for clinical laboratory technologists and technicians U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

First of two-semester series. Structure and function of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems, including sense organs. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab.

Second of two-semester series. Structure and function of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, endocrine, and urinary systems. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in BIOL 201.

Basic principles of human nutrition are investigated, emphasizing the nutrients, food sources, and their use in the body for growth and health throughout life. Three credit hours lecture.

Viruses and microorganisms: morphology, taxonomy, genetics, physiology, pathogenicity and biodiversity. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisites: Grade of C+ or better in BIOL 122 and CHEM 121.

Principles and concepts of chemical thought and basic chemical laboratory procedures. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab.

Examination of the major themes in the study and practice of psychology, such as human nature, motivation, change and development, and spiritual struggles, as well as applied psychological knowledge for everyday life.

Examination of the major theoretical perspectives related to physical, cognitive, language, emotional, spiritual, and social development in people over the life span.

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$7,260
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-12 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$6,888
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-12 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

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