Bachelor of Science in Health Science

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If you’re interested in working in a health-related profession or continuing on to graduate school to obtain an advanced degree in medicine, dentistry, respiratory therapy, nursing, or public health, then you should consider a bachelor’s degree in health science—a solid foundation for either path.

An academically rigorous degree program, the Bachelor of Science in Health Science includes science-based courses in biology, chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, along with electives such as pharmacology, epidemiology, public health, nutrition and healthcare management that allow you to focus in your areas of interest.

Career Outlook

Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing fields in the country. Health science graduates will be well equipped to pursue clinical and non-clinical opportunities in hospitals, clinics, government agencies, sports facilities, pharmaceutical companies, and insurance companies. Because of the many specialties available, your career path will be largely determined by the health science courses you select to complete your degree.

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Students who started this program prior to Fall 2015 should follow the curriculum reflected on their manual degree audit, which can be obtained by contacting their academic advisor.

General Foundation Courses (24 s.h.)

ENG 1105 College Writing 1 3 s.h.
ENG 1106 College Writing 1 Lab 1 s.h.
ENG 1107 College Writing 2 3 s.h.
ENG 1108 College Writing 2 Lab 1 s.h.
ENG 3105 Writing for the Professions-Science & Engineering 3 s.h.
ENG 3106 Writing for the Professions-Science & Engineering Lab 1 s.h.
  Exploring Creative Expression and Innovation 3 s.h.
  Interpreting Culture 3 s.h.
  Understanding Societies & Institutions 3 s.h.
  Engaging Difference and Diversity 3 s.h.

Foundation Courses (18 s.h.)

MTH 1100 College Algebra 3 s.h.
MTH 2310 Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 3 s.h.
ITC 1000
ITC 2016
Computer Applications
End User Data Analysis Tools
3 s.h.
PSY 1100 Foundations of Psychology 3 s.h.
CMN 1100 Organizational Communication Assessment 3 s.h.
PHL 2130
PHL 2140
Ethical Issues in Healthcare
Ethical Issues in Science & Engineering
3 s.h.

Major Required Courses (36 s.h.)

HMG 1100 Foundations of Healthcare Management 3 s.h.
HMG 2110 Health Law and Regulation 3 s.h.
BIO 1100 Principles of Biology 1 3 s.h.
BIO 1101 Principles of Biology 1 Lab 1 s.h.
BIO 1200 Principles of Biology 2 3 s.h.
BIO 1201 Principles of Biology 2 Lab 1 s.h.
CHM 1100 General Chemistry 1 3 s.h.
CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1 Lab 1 s.h.
CHM 1200 General Chemistry 2 3 s.h.
CHM 1201 General Chemistry 2 Lab 1 s.h.
BIO 1600 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 3 s.h.
BIO 1601 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab 1 s.h.
BIO 1700 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 3 s.h.
BIO 1701 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab  1 s.h.
HSC 3300 Epidemiology 3 s.h.
HSC 4850 Project in Health Science 3 s.h.

Professional Electives (15 s.h.)

Choose five courses (not including labs) with a BIO, CHM, HMG, HSC, PHY, or PSY prefix.

Open Electives (27 s.h.)


Required minimum credit hours: 120 s.h.

Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

Student Profile

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science is designed for students who are interested in working in a health-related industry, either in a management or professional role. This bachelor of science degree is also well suited for students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in a medicine, dentistry, respiratory therapy, nursing (direct entry), or public health.

Successful graduates of this degree program will be prepared for careers as:

  • Science technicians
  • Medical and health services managers
  • Insurance underwriters
  • Social or community service managers

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  1. Specialized Knowledge
    Define, construct and demonstrate knowledge and skills from foundational sciences such as biology and chemistry; applied sciences such as anatomy, nutrition, physiology and pharmacology; and interdisciplinary sciences such as public health and law.

  2. Broad Integrated Knowledge
    Integrate specialized knowledge into a larger framework using analytical and conceptual skills to function professionally in health science fields.

  3. Intellectual Skills
    Demonstrate general competency in diverse intellectual areas, including writing, literacy, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and communication.

  4. Applied Learning
    Apply knowledge and skills to solving complex health science issues and problems.

  5. Civic Learning
    Demonstrate a community-based perspective in the health sciences and specifically approach a national and global awareness.

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