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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be closed on Thursday and will evaluate campus conditions on Friday morning.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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Bachelor of Science in Health Studies

The BSHS degree serves a three-fold purpose for students:  1) planning to seek employment in a health or health related area upon graduation; 2) desiring a bachelor’s degree following an associate’s degree in health disciplines and 3) planning a health career that requires a post-baccalaureate plan of study. Students will study chronic illness, prevention, wellness, healthcare advocacy, patient safety, health information technology, health systems, interdisciplinary practice, aging, mental health and cultural competence. 

 This degree does not lead to a professional credential or state licensure.  Students will be prepared to work in community health, support services, health care navigation, claims services, medical sales and patient services.  On line certifications are available in some areas such as compliance officer, health advocate and coding specialist. 

 The BSHS has two separate degree tracks: The Professional Track and Non-Professional Track.   The Professional Track requires students to have an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in an allied health related field (e.g., Physical Therapist Assistant, Clinical Laboratory, Nursing, Radiologic Technology).  The Non-Professional Track does not require students to hold an AAS degree.

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Career Map for BSHS Degree