Frequently Asked Questions


What can I do with a Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree?

The UMKC BHS Degree Program is the perfect choice for students who are interested in a career in health focusing on health prevention, health promotion, population health, and health behavior change. Please visit our Career Options page for more information.

Where will classes be held?

Most courses will be taken on the Volker Campus, with a few exceptions. Anatomy and Physiology will be held in the Health Sciences Building on the Hospital Hill Campus.

Parking can be a challenge. Students must find free street parking, buy a student parking tag, take the UMKC Shuttle or use the Metro bus (students may ride the bus for free as part of their student fees).

Are UMKC’s programs accredited?

The University of Missouri - Kansas City is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

The Higher Learning Commission
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
30 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 263-0456,ShowBasic/Itemid,/instid,1470/

How much does it cost to attend UMKC?

Tuition and fees may change during each academic year. Please check the UMKC tuition and fee estimator for the current fee schedule. When asked to ‘Please Select Your School’, select ‘School of Nursing’, but please know that the clinical nursing fee listed at the bottom will not apply to BHS students.

Is there online coursework available?

Currently, the Bachelor of Health Sciences program is an on-site program only. In the future, the program may grow and develop to offer online coursework or be offered online completely.

Are there courses for non-traditional students?

The BHS program welcomes all students, however they consider themselves to be attending. The program, however, was built upon a structure to meet the needs of traditional students. Coursework takes place during the daytime and only some courses are offered on-line. Currently there are no evening, weekend or accelerated courses in the BHS program.

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