Bachelor’s Degrees in Health Sciences

Become a Health Care Leader

Through curriculum designed to meet industry and community health needs, Capella offers a way forward in your career as a health administrator or as a leader in public health.


BS in Health Care Administration

Positively affect health care outcomes and specialize in leadership or health information management in this program designed to give you immediately applicable health care skills. Choose between two degree plans.


BS in Public Health

Address public health challenges with a foundational understanding of epidemiology, biostatistics, social and behavioral sciences, environmental health, and more. Choose between two degree plans.

Accredited & recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Why Choose Capella?

Get more than just a degree; expand your skills and knowledge. At Capella, you won’t have to wait until graduation to see a change. Throughout your program you can apply what you’re learning to elevate your on-the-job capabilities.  

Immersive Learning Experiences

In our virtual health care simulation tool, you’ll be able to practice what you’re learning in a safe environment.

Two Learning Formats

Both degrees are offered in our GuidedPath format, a flexible yet structured approach. Our BS in Health Care Administration is also available in our self-paced FlexPath format. 

Accelerated Master's Pathway (AMP)

Potentially save time and money when you take master's level courses and apply the credits to bachelor's and master's requirements.

Professionally Aligned

Our competency-based curriculum is designed around industry standards to prepare you for real-world challenges.

Exclusive Learner Success Lab

We’ll help you learn to manage your time and resources effectively—keeping you as efficient as possible.

Expert Advisory Board

Capella’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences Advisory Board ensures your curriculum is developed with the insight and support of industry leaders.

Relevant blog posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

6 Ways Capella Supports Nurses

We’re here to stand by you. See how Capella is partnering with nurses to improve hospital outcomes.

Which Health Care Career Path is Best for Me?

Learn how changes in health care regulations affect the industry, and how to stay ahead of the curve.

The Role of Public Health Officials and Infectious Diseases

From ongoing research initiatives to effectively communicating information to diverse populations, public health officials play a vital role in combating infectious diseases.

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