Healthcare Studies, B.S. - General

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The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below.  In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall required for graduation.

The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/healthcare-studies 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements.  To review more detailed information regarding these requirements, please visit Degree Requirements >>General Education (LEP) Requirements. Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (45 Credits)

Healthcare Studies Core (36 Credits)

HLS 200  or HSC 200 - Healthcare Professions and Medical Terminology
HLS 210 - Principles of Patient Centered Healthcare

HLS 240 – Statistics for Health and Clinical Sciences or MAT 107 – Elementary Statistics (T1QR)*
HLS 330 - Case Studies in Healthcare Ethics or PHI 325 Bio-Medical Ethics
HLS 400 - Health Informatics
HLS 415 - Healthcare Systems, Policy, and Billing
HLS 440 - Research Methods for Evidence-Based Healthcare
MGT 300 - Management and Organization or PCH 362 - Public Health Management
PCH 265 - Illness and Disease
PSY 219 - Lifespan Development
PSY 366 - Health Psychology
REC 307 - Disabilities in Society

 

General Concentration (9 Credits)
HLS 490 - Career Skills for the Health Professional

Select two electives from: 
Any HLS course at the 200, 300, or 400 level
BIO 201 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II 
ECO 320 - Health Economics
HSC 450 - Medical Documentation
JRN 332 - Public Relations Techniques for Health and Medicine
MGT 385 - Human Resources Management
PCH 202 - Introduction to Public Health
REC 231 - Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation
SPA 201 - Medical Spanish
SWK 200 - Introduction to Social Work

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS (6 Credits)

PSY 100 - Introduction to Psychology (T2MB)*

Select one (T2LE)*:
BIO 100 - General Zoology
BIO 200 - Human Anatomy and Physiology