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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Sciences with concentrations (select one):

  • Health Professions
  • Health Promotion

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Sciences is interdisciplinary in nature and provides flexible options that allow students to prepare for many kinds of health careers. The major provides the opportunity for students with an interest in the health professions to explore the many opportunities in the field and to develop the knowledge, values and interpersonal skills needed to be successful in today's health and human service settings. Students must have at least an AA/AS/AAS degree (or the equivalent in college-level work) to participate in this program.

There are additional admissions requirements for this degree completion program. Please see the Admissions Page.

Course Requirements

BS in Health Sciences with Concentration in Health Professions

BS in Health Sciences with Concentration in Health Promotion

The "Health Promotion" concentration is intended to prepare graduate for professional opportunities in health promotion and where skills and competencies to exhibit leadership in developing effective health community and public health promotion are desired. The student's course of study will build a solid academic foundation in humanities, math, science and education (at least an A.A. or A.S. degree). The graduate will be prepared for entry-level employment in health care or public health care related fields. After completing the bachelor's degree, students may go on to pursue graduate work in health sciences, if desired.

Course Outline
BHS 300 Introduction to Environmental Health (3 Credits)
BHS 301 Biology for the Health Sciences (3 Credits)
BHS 302 Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences (3 Credits)
BHS 303 Introduction to Health Psychology (3 Credits)
BHS 304 Introduction to Health Care Systems (3 Credits)
BHS 305 Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3 Credits)
BHS 306 Health Information Management (3 Credits)
BHS 307 Health Communications (3 Credits)
BHS 308 Overview of Clinical Research (3 Credits)
BHP 401 Race, Class, and Gender in Health (3 semester hour credits)
BHP 402 Health Communications (3 semester hour credits)
BHP 403 Health Education (3 semester hour credits)
BHP 404 Community Health (3 semester hour credits)
BHP 405 Sociology in Health Care (3 semester hour credits)
BHP 406 Nutrition in Health and Disease (3 semester hour credits)
BHS 401 Foundations of Health Promotion (3 Credits)
BHS 402 Cultural Diversity in Healthcare (3 Credits)
BHS 403 Global Issues in Health Services Delivery-Comparative Approach (3 Credits)
BHS 498 Special Topics in Health Sciences (3 Credits)
BHS 499 Capstone Project (3 Credits)

Total Credits required for Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Sciences is 60 semester hour credits beyond the associate's degree. Please refer to the University Catalog University Catalog or website for admissions requirements; transfer credits policy; and tuition fees.