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The Health Sciences major is an attractive option for those students interested in allied health. Graduates with a BS in Health Sciences would be prepared for course-work in pursuit of an advanced degree in a healthcare/biomedical field. Those graduates choosing to enter the work force immediately would be prepared for entry level positions related to health advocacy, health communications and sales, medical and laboratory technicians, health administration, and assistantships, among others.

Graduates with a BS in Health Sciences would be prepared for course-work in pursuit of an advanced degree in a healthcare/biomedical field. Those graduates choosing to enter the work force immediately would be prepared for entry level positions related to health advocacy, health communications and sales, medical and laboratory technicians, health administration, and assistantships, among others.

 

HEALTH SCIENCES MAJOR
(for those not seeking teacher certification)

Applicable Degree: Bachelor of Science

Natural Science Focus: ≥16 hours
BIOL 213+211 Anatomy and Physiology I **
BIOL 223+221 Anatomy and Physiology II **
BIOL 373+371 Microbiology 4
BIOL 363 Pathophysiology 3
HSCI 343 Medical Terminology 3
Upper division natural science electives 1 (advisor approval required) ≥6

Population Health Focus: 21 hours
HSCI 373 Community Health 3
HSCI 443 Toxicology and Environmental Health 3
HSCI 433 Health Disparities 3
HSCI 383 Epidemiology 3
HSCI 463 Ethics and Current Issues in Public Health 3
6 hours of electives from the following 2
HSCI 453 Infectious Diseases 3
HSCI 423 Neurological Diseases 3
Or Advisor Approved Courses

Personal Health Focus: 15 hours
HSCI 113 Introduction to Health Sciences 3
BIOL 303 Nutrition Science 3
KHSC 103 Substance Abuse 3
KHSC 333 Health and Wellness **
PSYC 213 Personal Adjustment 3
SOCO 323 Marriage and the Family 3

Experience: 3 hours
HSCI 223 Practicum in Health Sciences 3

Upper Level Electives: 4-6 hours 3
Advisor Approved, Relevant Upper Level Courses

Total Hours: 61

A 2.500 cumulative grade point average is required for graduation.

Required Natural Sciences General Education Courses:
BIOL 103+101 Introduction to Biology 4

Recommended Natural Sciences General Education Courses:
CHEM 113+111 Introduction to Chemistry 4

Recommended Social/Behavioral Sciences General Education Course:
PSYC 133 General Psychology 3

** Hours applied to degree requirements

1 Natural science electives are likely to come from Natural Sciences (biology, chemistry, or biotechnology) and may be upper level coursework, depending on courses selected.

2 Disease-related electives are likely to come from Natural Sciences or Behavioral Sciences (biology, biotechnology, or psychology) and should be upper level courses that explore aspects of human disease or condition, subject to advisor approval.

3 General electives for the major should be upper-level coursework relevant to the student’s interests/needs and may come from any program, subject to advisor approval.