Associate Degree in Health Science

The associate degree in Health Science can create a pathway to nursing or other health science careers. Students completing this degree have an entry path into the full bachelor’s degree in nursing at LeTourneau University and other nursing programs.

Benefits of a Health Science Degree

Health Sciences is a great starter program for students interested in health professions like dental hygienist, medical assistant or health information. It is also a good fit for students planning to enroll in preparatory health courses for nursing, science and health education.

SAGU-LETU Partnership

SAGU Health Science students are invited to participate in LETU global service opportunities, lab events, and nursing organization such as the Student Nurses Association and Nurses Christian Fellowship groups. SAGU students will also be allowed first round application and spaces for the LETU clinical nursing program ahead of other transfer students.

$4,000 Scholarship

For a limited time, new on-campus students who choose a degree in Health Sciences at SAGU can receive $1,000 per semester, renewable up to $4,000 over the course of the 2-year degree.

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Careers in health science

Health science refers to a large group of disciplines related to the delivery of health care to humans and animals through the application of science, engineering, mathematics and technology. The branches of health science are wide ranging. Healthcare is also one of the fastest growing careers in the United States. Consider careers in:

  • Audiologists
  • Dental assistants
  • Dieticians and nutritionists
  • Medical and clinical laboratory technicians
  • Medical assistants
  • Nuclear medicine technologists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Occupational therapists
  • Optometrists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Physical therapists
  • Radiation therapists
  • Radiologic and MRI technologists
  • Registered nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Speech-Language pathologists
  • Surgical technologists

The median annual wage for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (such as registered nurses, physicians and surgeons, and dental hygienists) is $63,420, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Full support

Get access to full campus support and resources. Students can take advantage of the Career Center for job training and assistance, the Wellness Center for fitness classes and facilities, the Counseling Center and more.

Individual attention

Our class sizes are small. We create an atmosphere where you have 1-on-1 interactions with faculty who invest in your performance and well-being.

Affordability & value

SAGU students graduate with 20% less debt on average than other private universities. Our Financial Aid team is your team to help secure grants, scholarships and other financial resources to help ease your mind.

Sticker price vs. your cost

When choosing a college, it is important to realize the difference between the sticker price and your net costs after scholarships and grants. SAGU offers a net price calculator to help you identify financial opportunities to reduce your college costs.

Christian faith

Everything we do springs from a Christian world view. SAGU creates an environment that strengthens your faith and your mind, integrating faith and learning.


You can be confident that your SAGU degree is recognized.

SAGU holds accreditations with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. We also hold a number of prestigious program accreditations.

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