Healthcare Studies, B.S. - Healthcare and Clinical Research

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree, and this program requires a 2.7 cumulative GPA for graduation.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


(*) When up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements, they are recommended below; only two courses within Explorations (T2) may be fulfilled by courses in the same subject.  

Healthcare Studies Core (33 Credits)
HLS 200  or HSC 200 – Healthcare Professions and Medical Terminology
HLS 210 – Principles of Patient Centered Healthcare
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

Concentration in Healthcare and Clinical Research (18 Credits)
HLS 240 – Statistics for Health and Clinical Sciences
HLS 317 – Community Engagement in Health Research
HLS 427 – Research Data Management
HLS 437 – Clinical Trial Administration and Good Clinical Practice
HLS 497– Internship in Healthcare Studies

Select one 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 331 – 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


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

PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology (T2MB)*