Dec 07, 2021  
2020 Undergraduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER-FALL) 
2020 Undergraduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER-FALL) [ARCHIVED CATALOG - Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Health Sciences (B.S.) - Hegis Code 1299

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(Bachelor of Science Degree)

The major in health sciences, offered both on ground and online, is designed for students who plan to enter the health or health-related professions. Majors include students planning graduate work in a health or health-related field, students who plan to seek employment in the healthcare field upon graduation, and students interested in exploring health issues in the context of a liberal arts background. This degree does not lead to a professional credential or prepare for licensure.

Learning Objectives

Graduates will:

  • Communicate an awareness of and appreciation for the importance of interacting effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the varied interdisciplinary healthcare roles inclusive of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Therapeutic Recreation and Psychology-Child Life.
  • Interpret and apply Human Development concepts across the lifespan to evaluate and improve the health of individuals with/without various medical conditions.
  • Demonstrate critical appraisal skills when utilizing clinical research in order to be critical consumers of research as well as advocates for their future healthcare clients.
  • Identify key components of professional ethics and behaviors of health practitioners.

Academic Requirements

See Core  section of this catalog.

Core: 34-55 Credit Hours

Major Course Requirements

(Courses designated by * in list below are included in Core.)

Electives: (9 credits)

Select 3 of the following

  • Any HLS, PSY, SOC, CHE, PHY or BIO courses.

Minor: (15-21 credits)

Program Credits

Core 34-55 Credits
Major Course Requirements 72 Credits
Minor 15-21 Credits
Total Credit Hours Required For Degree 120-126 Credits (based on the selected minor)


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