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Health Services, B.A.

120 Credits  |   Main Campus

Trinity's Health Services degree prepares future health care leaders to confidently navigate the health care system and enact positive change.

With a bachelor’s degree in Health Services from Trinity Washington University, you’ll gain skills to uplift your community by promoting the delivery of efficient, quality-driven health care. Our nation’s health care system is complicated, and it takes the right training to understand the interplay of health care policy, finance and health care data to help those in need.

Whether your career takes you to the C-Suite of a large health care organization, or to the street-level, working with individuals, a degree in Health Services from Trinity will prepare you to face any challenge that you’re faced with.

Format: Trinity offers a Health Services degree in daytime classes for women through its College of Arts and Sciences. Alternatively, professional men and women may choose to take this program in an evening and weekend format.

Health Services Skills

  • Become an effective communicator in the field of health care, and tailor your messages to any audience
  • Understand the law, and how it can be harnessed to get the best possible results for people in need in your community
  • Grow into a stand-out leader who gets the results their community needs

Health Services seniors can get a head start on their master’s degree – up to 6 credits (one course per semester) of elective courses will also count towards your Master of Public Health.

Accelerated Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Degree Program

During senior year, health services majors have the unique opportunity to apply to the B.A. in Health Services to the Master of Public Health Program.  The accelerated Master’s program allows select students to complete their undergraduate health services degree while also beginning graduate coursework towards a Master’s degree in public health. Click here to learn more about the accelerated program.

Your Academic Journey in Public Health

The Bachelor of Health Services degree program is part of Trinity’s complete academic program in Public Health, from certificate to an advanced degree.

What You’ll Learn

  • Prepare to promote delivery of efficient, quality health care
  • Master a foundation in health care systems and policy, finance, and data management
  • Use effective messaging when communicating about a current or emerging health care issue
  • Apply proven solutions to organizational and client issues
  • Demonstrate leadership and critical thinking as evidenced by ethical and legal decision-making

Local Internships

  • Managed Care Organizations
  • Research Assistants at local hospitals and County Health Departments
  • Health Educators
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Centers for Aging

Global Careers

  • Health Care Management
  • Health Project Management
  • Wellness Center Directorship
  • Health Education
  • Patient Navigator

Being able to have one-on-one interactions with your professor is a plus because you can get the help you need and also have the opportunity to talk to your professor.
Jaquan Tyshay Peace ’19 – Health Services

Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree
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Public Health

Applying to the Health Services, B.A. Program

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College of Arts & Sciences Admissions Requirements

Applying to the College of Arts & Sciences is a 5-step process:

  • Step One: Apply to Trinity
  • Step Two: Have your School Administrator submit your Official Transcripts (High School/College/Home School/GED) – International Transcripts must be evaluated prior to submission
  • Step Three: Submit Essay “Where do I see myself after obtaining a TWU degree?”
  • Step Four:  Submit your Recommendation Letter(s) (Teacher/Guidance Counselor/Mentor)
  • Step Five: Once your application is submitted, use your log-in credentials to check your status

Admissions Criteria:

  • First-Time Freshman candidates for admission should complete a secondary school program that includes 16 academic units: English, Mathematics (algebra, geometry, and trigonometry), Science to include Lab work (biology, chemistry, and physics), History, Foreign Language, and Social Science.
  • Transfer candidates must submit official college transcripts from each previously attended college or university.
  • Optional Standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) and/or the American College Test (ACT) can be submitted.  To have your scores sent to us use SAT code 5796 and ACT code 0696.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average 2.0 (on 4.0 Scale).