Program Description

The Associate of Science in Health Science degree at Loma Linda University is a two-year college degree designed to prepare first-year, first-time freshman students for entry into various healthcare related baccalaureate-level educational programs offered by LLU. For students subsequently accepted into one of the career-track programs, the curriculum for the A.S. degree prepares them with prerequisite coursework, including both program prerequisite courses and many of the general education (GE) courses required to complete a Bachelor of Science degree. For students who are undecided on a specific area of interest, knowledgeable career advisors are available to help weigh available options.

Because LLU is a health sciences university, students are educated in an environment enriched by the practice of health care disciplines. This carries the potential to provide opportunities and experiences not always available to students enrolled in health sciences degree programs elsewere.

In addition to those opportunities, LLU is committed to the concept of Whole Person Care, which it describes as an approach that ”…compels us to go beyond the physical disease. By supporting the emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of being, we can better understand each patient as a whole person — and, in turn, provide better care.”

Program Length

18 Months

Possible Careers

This degree paves the way to healthcare careers such as dental hygiene and registered nursing.

Application Deadlines

Quarter Application Open Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Autumn of 2024 May 6, 2024 Aug 31, 2024

Discipline Accrediting Agency

Loma Linda University is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 1080 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 500, Alameda, CA 94501; Phone: 510-748-9001.
Integrating faith and health
Integrating faith and health
Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.

Expected Cost of Attendance

The following estimated cost of attendance is based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. Estimated amounts may vary based on a number of factors. Students may use these estimates when applying for financial aid.

Required Program Costs

Academic Year 2024-2025

Year of Program
Months Enrolled
Year 1
9
Year 2
9
Tuition & Fees $20,481 $22,471
Books, Materials, Supplies & Equipment Allowance
(May or may not be purchased through the school)
$1,900 $1,900

Other Educational Costs

Non-required costs that can be funded with scholarships/loans.

Year of Program
Months Enrolled
Year 1
9
Year 2
9
Living Expense (Food & Housing Allowance)
Students will be assigned one of the following Living Expense Budget Options:
  • On Campus Dorm
  • $11,835 $11,835
  • LLU Owned Rental Property
  • $18,900 $18,900
  • LLU Owned Rental w/ Dependents
  • $19,800 $19,800
  • Undergraduate Dependent w/ Parents
  • $7,200 $7,200
  • Off Campus
  • $18,900 $18,900
    Transportation Allowance $3,150 $3,150
    Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $3,150 $3,150
    Federal Student Loan Fees $58 $58
    Cost of Obtaining Professional License 0 0
    Dependent Care
    (See Budget Revision Request form)
    Available upon Request
    Disability-Related Expenses
    (See Budget Revision Request form)
    Available upon Request

    Notes

    The cost of attendance varies from year to year.  For more information and to speak to a financial aid representative, please visit the Financial Aid website.
    • Estimated amounts are for the academic year specified only. Amounts are based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on these amounts.
    • Amounts are expected to increase each year consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.
    • To qualify for financial aid, most students must be enrolled at least half time in an aid eligible program and be taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.
    • Estimated amounts are for the academic year specified only. Amounts are based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on these amounts.
    • Amounts are expected to increase each year consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.
    • To qualify for financial aid, most students must be enrolled at least half time in an aid eligible program and be taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.