Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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).
Nursing programs in the UMKC School of Nursing & Health Studies are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Additionally, the University of Missouri-Kansas City is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (312-263-0456), which is an independent corporation and one of two commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), which is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.
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.
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.
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.