This is an archived copy of the 2016-17 catalogue. To access the most recent version of the catalogue, please visit

Health Sciences B.S.

All students must meet the University Requirements .

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Students selecting this option must have earned 30 credits in an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7.  Courses in which students have earned a C- or less 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 program 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. Graduates of the program will be prepared by rigorous courses relevant to a variety of non-clinical roles in the health care field. Depending on the electives or minor chosen, students may continue health-related interests in a wide variety of fields. Jobs available to Health Sciences graduates include health care analysts, community health workers, program planners or evaluators, workers for non-governmental organizations such as the American Red Cross, medical and public health writers, health promotion educators, patient and family liaisons, and administrators of health care organizations. Graduates are also competitively positioned for advanced education in public health, health sciences, journalism or health professions.

There is only one limitation to this degree completion program; all courses must be taken online.  This major is not currently available to students in residence at UVM.

Major Requirements

HSCI 101Issues in Cont. Public Health3
HSCI 102Epidemics in Hist & Imaginatn3
HLTH 103D2: Intro to Global Health3
STAT 111Elements of Statistics3
or STAT 141 Basic Statistical Methods
NH 120Health Care Ethics3
HSCI 130Health Promotion3
HSCI 140Struct & Finan of US Hlthcare3
HSCI 290Internship 13-6
HLTH 105D2:Cultural Health Care 23
Reading and Evaluating Research in Health and Human Services3
Topics in One Health3
Project Planning and Evaluation in Health and Human Services 23
Writing for Health Professionals 23

Total Requirements: 60 credits in distribution requirements (may be transferred to UVM), including 6 credits diversity requirements (3 credits in D1, 3 credits D2 or 6 credits D1) and 3 credits sustainability credits.  Thirty six (36) credits in major; (18) credits in a health-related concentration or minor; (6) free credits.

A sample full-time curricular plan is available. 


6 internship credits required


 Elective course