Health Sciences B.S.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

A minimum of 120 semester credit hours and minimum GPA per program requirement are required for graduation.

Health Sciences Core Courses (36 credits)

HSCI 101Issues in Cont. Public Health3
HSCI 102Epidemics in Hist & Imaginatn3
NH 120Health Care Ethics3
HSCI 130Health Promotion3
HSCI 140Struct & Finan of US Hlthcare3
HLTH 103D2: Intro to Global Health3
STAT 111Elements of Statistics 13
or STAT 141 Basic Statistical Methods
HSCI 160Health Communication3
Reading and Evaluating Research in Health and Human Services3
Project Planning and Evaluation in Health and Human Services 3
Writing for Health Professionals3
HSCI 290Internship3

Health Electives (18 credits)

18 credits in approved health-related electives. Students may obtain a list of approved health-related electives from their academic advisor.

Distribution Requirements (48 credits)

Life and Physical Sciences 18
Social and Behavioral Sciences 212
Math/Statistics6
English6
Humanities6

University Requirements and Electives (18 credits)

Total Requirements: Minimum of 120 semester credit hours, including 36 credits in core courses in the major; 18 credits in approved health-related courses, 18 credits in the basic sciences, 36 credits in other distribution requirements, 12 credits in free electives.

1

 Online options in summer sessions.

2

Credits must be from two or more disciplines

The Health Sciences major offers four-year residential and online degree completion options.

Graduates of the program will be prepared by rigorous courses relevant to a variety of roles in health care. Depending on the electives or minor chosen, students may pursue health-related interests in a variety of fields, including: health education, health communications, community health, corporate wellness, health care administration, health care data analysis, and medical records and health information technology. Graduates are also competitively positioned for advanced education in public health, health administration, journalism, health and biomedical sciences, the health professions or medicine.

A Model FOUR-YEAR RESIDENTIAL HEALTH SCIENCES Curriculum

First YearCredits
FallSpring
NH 050 App to Hlth: From Pers to Syst1  
ENGS 001 Written Expression3  
Math Elective3 3
Life and Physical Science Elective4 4
Social and Behavioral Science Elective23 3
Free Elective3  
English Elective  3
Humanities Elective  3
Year Total: 17 16
 
SophomoreCredits
FallSpring
HSCI 101 Issues in Cont. Public Health3  
Life and Physical Sciences Elective3  
Social and Behavioral Science Elective23 3
Approved Health-Related Elective13  
Diversity (D1) Elective3  
HLTH 103 D2: Intro to Global Health  3
Life and Physical Science Electives  7
STAT 111 Elements of Statistics
or STAT 141 Basic Statistical Methods
  3
Year Total: 15 16
 
JuniorCredits
FallSpring
HSCI 140 Struct & Finan of US Hlthcare3  
HSCI 160 Health Communication3  
Approved Health-Related Electives13 6
Humanities Elective3  
Free Elective3  
HSCI 102 Epidemics in Hist & Imaginatn  3
NH 120 Health Care Ethics  3
Free Electives  5
Year Total: 15 17
 
SeniorCredits
FallSpring
HSCI 130 Health Promotion3  
Project Planning and Evaluation3  
Writing for Health Professionals3  
Approved Health-Related Elective13 3
Reading and Evaluating Research  3
HSCI 290 Internship (Fieldwork in Interdisciplinary Health)  3
Free Elective (Sustainability course if needed)  3
Year Total: 12 12
 
Total Credits in Sequence: 120
Total Requirements: Minimum of 120 semester credit hours, including 36 credits in core courses in the major; 18 credits in approved health-related courses, 18 credits in the basic sciences, 36 credits in other distribution requirements, 12 credits in free electives.
1

 Students may obtain a list of approved health-related electives from their academic advisor.

2

 Credits must be from two or more disciplines

 

A Model HEALTH SCIENCES online degree completion Curriculum

Students selecting this option must have earned 30 credits from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7. Courses in which students have earned a C- or lower will not be counted for transfer credit; however, if the cumulative GPA is 2.7 or better admission may be granted. The Health Sciences degree completion option is designed for students who have completed at least one year of college or an associate's degree, but who have not previously completed a baccalaureate degree.

JuniorCredits
FallSpring
HSCI 101 Issues in Cont. Public Health3  
NH 120 Health Care Ethics3  
Sustainability Elective3  
Approved Health-Related Electives16  
HLTH 103 D2: Intro to Global Health  3
HSCI 102 Epidemics in Hist & Imaginatn  3
Writing for Health Professionals  3
Approved Health-Related Elective1  3
Diversity (D1) Elective  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
SeniorCredits
FallSpring
HSCI 130 Health Promotion3  
HSCI 140 Struct & Finan of US Hlthcare3  
HSCI 160 Health Communication3  
Project Planning and Evaluation3  
Approved Health-Related Elective13 3
Reading and Evaluating Research  3
HSCI 290 Internship  3
Free Elective (if needed)  3
Year Total: 15 12
 
Total Credits in Sequence: 57

SUMMER SESSION

Approved Health-Related Elective 13
STAT 111Elements of Statistics 33
or STAT 141 Basic Statistical Methods

Total Requirements: Minimum of 120 semester credit hours, including 36 credits in core courses in the major; 18 credits in approved health-related courses, 18 credits in the basic sciences, 36 credits in other distribution requirements, 12 credits in free electives.

1

 Students may obtain a list of approved health-related electives from their academic advisor.

3

 This course currently available online only during summer sessions.