Online Bachelor's in General Studies with a Concentration in Healthcare

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Looking to ignite or advance your career in the rapidly growing healthcare field? Maryville University’s online bachelor’s degree in general studies with a concentration in healthcare can help you gain the skills and knowledge to qualify for myriad jobs in nonclinical areas such as public health, management, education, and administration.

By the time you graduate, you’ll possess a broad, high-level perspective on healthcare, as well as deeper knowledge in a specialized area of your choice — gerontology or mental health. Earn your degree online at Maryville and start making a difference in your community.

Professional Exploration, Option 1: Gerontology 

Gain a deeper understanding of aging and the health-related challenges of older people. Topics include health promotion, disease prevention, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, policy, pharmacological therapies, exercise and rehabilitation of the aged, and more.

Professional Exploration, Option 2: Mental Health 

Explore the various perspectives on mental illness, including abnormal psychology, the medical aspects of disability, positive psychology, how mental illness affects society, and more.

Not sure which professional exploration is right for you? No problem. Connect with an advisor to talk through a degree plan. We provide support through every step of your journey. Let’s be brave together.

  • 100% online coursework with no campus visits required
  • Supportive, industry-leading faculty connect coursework to career paths
  • No entrance exams or fees required to apply
  • Programs start in fall, spring, or summer
  • Get transfer credits for eligible courses

What Can You Do with Your Bachelor’s in General Studies with a Concentration in Healthcare?

Healthcare in the United States is a trillion-dollar industry with many exciting jobs beyond clinical practice. Careers in community health and health education allow you to make a difference in your community, and many nonclinical healthcare roles offer competitive salary opportunities.  Your online general studies degree with a concentration in healthcare can pave the way for you to take advantage of these positions.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of general studies degree online programs with a healthcare concentration commonly seek the following career opportunities. (Some careers may require supplemental degrees or state licensure.

  • Community health worker
  • Community health advisor
  • Health educator
  • Healthcare coordinator
  • Healthcare administrator
  • Medical sales representative
  • Clinical researcher

Graduates work in a variety of settings, such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Federal, state, or local government
  • Health departments
  • Insurance companies
  • Clinics
  • Nonprofits