The Health Science major provides an multidisciplinary approach leading to the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. The core curriculum stresses interdisciplinary educational values consisting of teamwork, conflict resolution and effective use of informatics. All program core courses involve group work with case-based, problem-based pedagogy and simulation. The foundational outcome of the Health Sciences Program is preparation for pursuit of several career alternatives and graduate study related to healthcare. Each student works closely with an advisor to develop an optimal curriculum map to prepare themselves for the chosen career.

Requirements

Program Description

The Health Science major provides an multidisciplinary approach leading to the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. The core curriculum stresses interdisciplinary educational values consisting of teamwork, conflict resolution and effective use of informatics. All program core courses involve group work with case-based, problem-based pedagogy and simulation. The foundational outcome of the Health Sciences Program is preparation for pursuit of several career alternatives and graduate study related to healthcare. Each student works closely with an advisor to develop an optimal curriculum map to prepare themselves for the chosen career.

The Health Science Clinical Concentration curriculum consists of existing coursework in the collaborating academic departments including Chemistry, Biology, Communication, Psychology and Health Sciences. This includes five courses in the Health Sciences: , , , , and .

The student will navigate the coursework to optimize their transcript and prepare for the competitiveness of admitting to graduate school, which includes acquiring direct experience with clients in a clinical experience. The clinical rotations, such as the course, are vital components of this major.

Students must complete all Health Science core courses with a grade of B or higher. All other grade requirements are per University policy.

Required (Core) Courses
Elective Courses
  • Major Elective Courses (6 credits)
  • General Education Elective Courses (12 credits)
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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Increase student flexibility to explore a variety of aspects of healthcare.
  • Utilize a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving and patient care.
  • Prepare students to be leaders in the new model of healthcare.
  • Increase relevance of university curriculum.
  • Increase accessibility of graduate school prerequisites.
  • Increase marketability of students as they apply to graduate schools and professional positions.
  • Broaden teaching service and scholarship opportunities for faculty members.
  • Promote interdepartmental collaboration.
Professor Jennifer Hixon with Health Sciences students