Healthcare Studies, B.S. - STEM Foundations for Nursing

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The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below.  In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall. A 3.0 overall GPA is 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 (36 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-Ethics of the Life Sciences
HLS 400 - Health Informatics
HLS 415 or RSP 415 - Healthcare Systems, Policy, and Billing
HLS 440 - Research Methods for Evidence-Based Healthcare
HLS 490 - Career Skills for the Healthcare Professional
MGT 300 - Management and Organization or PCH 362 - Public Health Management
PCH 265 - Illness and Disease
PSY 366 - Health Psychology
REC 307 - Disabilities in Society

Choose one of the following:
Any HLS courses at the 200, 300 or 400 level
ECO 320 - Health Economics
HSC 450 - Medical Documentation
JRN 331 - Public Relations Techniques for Health & Medicine
MGT 385 - Human Resources Management
PCH 202 - Introduction to Public Health
REC 231 - Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation
SPA 201 - Medical Spanish
SWK 200 - Social Welfare and Social Services in America
Other courses may be substituted with approval of program director


Nursing Prerequisites and Cognates (38 credits)

'C+' or better required in all Cognate Requirements
BIO 200 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 201 – Human Anatomy & Physiology II
BIO 120 - Microbiology
CHE 120 – General Chemistry I (T2PR)*
CHE 125 – Principles and Applications of General, Organic, and Biochemistry (T2LE)*
Written Communication Course (T1WC)*
MAT 107 – Elementary Statistics (T1QR)*
PHY 103 - Physics and Technology for Health Professionals (T1TF)*
PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology (T2MB)*
PSY 219 – Lifespan Development

Select one:
MAT 108 – Mathematics for the Natural Sciences
MAT 112 – Algebra for Business and the Sciences
MAT 120 – College Algebra
MAT 122 – Precalculus
MAT 124 - Finite Mathematics
MAT 139 – Short Course in Calculus
MAT 150 – Calculus I
MAT 151 – Calculus II