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Health Sciences, B.S.

Why Choose a degree in Health Sciences?

This program prepares students for diverse careers within in-demand healthcare settings, or for pursuing graduate study in specific healthcare majors.  Students will develop the knowledge and skill necessary for careers in the ever-changing medical/healthcare field. 

Requirements for Health Sciences, B.S.

Requirements of the Health Sciences Major - 58 credits

Students must earn at least a 3.00 GPA in all major core courses and electives required of the Health Sciences program to graduate.

    Required Major Core courses - 31 credits

    A minimum grade of "B" is required of all major core courses.

    • HESC 0101 - Introduction to the Health Care Practice
    • HESC 0201 - Human Assessment
    • HESC 0250 - Medical Ethics
    • HESC 0350 - Research Methods in Evidence Based Practice
    • HESC 0380 - Public Health Intervention
    • BIOL 0237 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIOL 0239 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • CHEM 0109 - General Chemistry I
    • CHEM 0111 - General Chemistry II

    Choose 2 courses from the following - 8 credits

    • BIOL 0203 - Genetics
    • BIOL 0209 - Medical Microbiology or
    • CHEM 0201 - Organic Chemistry I
    • CHEM 0203 - Organic Chemistry II
    • PHSC 0115 - General Physics I
    • PHSC 0117 - General Physics II

    Choose one of the followoing - 3 credits

    • COMM 0102 - Introduction to Human Communication
    • PSYC 0207 - Lifespan Development
    • PSYC 0311 - Health Psychology
    • PSYC 0312 - Physiological Psychology

    Additional Required Common Core courses - 16 credits

    • BIOL 0129 - General Biology I
    • MATH 0108 - Elementary Statistics
    • MOVP 0100 - Science of Physical Activity and Health
    • PSYC 0101 - Introduction to Psychology
    • SOCI 0101 - Principles of Sociology

    Additional Graduation Requirements

    All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core .

      Required Major Core courses - 31 credits

      A minimum grade of “B” is required of all major core courses.

      HESC 0101 - Introduction to the Health Care Practice Credits: 3
      HESC 0201 - Human Assessment Credits: 3
      HESC 0250 - Medical Ethics Credits: 3
      HESC 0350 - Research Methods in Evidence Based Practice Credits: 3
      HESC 0380 - Public Health Intervention Credits: 3
      BIOL 0237 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Credits: 4
      BIOL 0239 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Credits: 4
      CHEM 0109 - General Chemistry I Credits: 4
      CHEM 0111 - General Chemistry II Credits: 4

      Choose 2 courses from the following - 8 credits

      BIOL 0203 - Genetics Credits: 4
      BIOL 0209 - Medical Microbiology Credits: 4 or BIOL 0223 
      CHEM 0201 - Organic Chemistry I Credits: 4
      CHEM 0203 - Organic Chemistry II Credits: 4
      PHSC 0115 - General Physics I Credits: 4
      PHSC 0117 - General Physics II Credits: 4

      Choose one of the following - 3 credits

      COMM 0102 - Introduction to Human Communication Credits: 3
      PSYC 0207 - Lifespan Development Credits: 3
      PSYC 0311 - Health Psychology Credits: 3
      PSYC 0312 - Physiological Psychology Credits: 3

      Additional Required Common Core courses - 16 credits

      BIOL 0129 - Introduction to Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Credits: 4
      MATH 0108 - Elementary Statistics Credits: 3
      MOVP 0100 - Introduction to Exercise Science Credits: 3
      PSYC 0101 - Introduction to Psychology Credits: 3
      SOCI 0101 - Principles of Sociology Credits: 3