Methodist College Now Offers Bachelor of Science in Health Science Completion Degree

Methodist College and Illinois Central College have developed an agreement for a degree completion program. The Bachelor of Science in Health Science with an emphasis in Leadership program at Methodist College is designed for those who have earned an Associate of Applied Science degree or 30 credit hours in healthcare course work. The program is ideal for medical assistants, respiratory therapists, diagnostic sonographers, registered health information technicians, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapy assistants, and other healthcare professionals.

The agreement would facilitate a student’s ability to bridge an Associate in Applied Science Degree offered by Illinois Central College to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science (BSHS) offered at Methodist College. As part of the collaboration, Illinois Central College will inform students of the option to transfer to the completion program at Methodist College. Methodist College will provide Illinois Central College students with a faculty advising liaison to facilitate a transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Health Science Degree.

“ICC is pleased to partner with Methodist College to offer this option, aimed specifically at preparing adult learners to complete their Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree,” said ICC President Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey. “Our goal is to facilitate a smooth transition for students entering the bridge program and help prepare them for leadership roles in the healthcare industry.”

The BSHS completion program at Methodist College is offered in flexible formats to meet the needs of adult learners including online, hybrid, evenings, and weekends. The curriculum offers courses in areas of general leadership such as interpersonal communication, team building and change strategies. The program also provides specific curriculum in healthcare topics such as informatics in healthcare, healthcare management, and financial management. “This program aligns with Methodist College’s emphasis on developing career pathways through which healthcare professionals can advance their education in a transfer-friendly manner. We value the experience these students bring from the practice setting,” commented Dr. Deborah Garrison, interim Chancellor and President at Methodist College.

Information about the Bachelor of Science in Health Science with an emphasis in Leadership is available at