Health Science, B.H.Sc.

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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.  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.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.

HLS 100 – Introduction to Healthcare Professions
HLS 101 – Essentials of Medical Terminology
HLS 180 – Introduction to Research and Writing in Healthcare
HLS 315 or RSP 415 – Healthcare Systems & Policy, and Billing
HLS 440 – Research Methods for Evidence-Based Healthcare
HMS 384 – Exercise Physiology I 
HSC 411 – Pathophysiology and Pharmacology OR HMS 411 – General Medical Perspectives
HSC 421 – Interprofessional Perspectives 
HSC 450 – Principles of Medical Documentation 
PSY 219 – Lifespan Development 
REC 307 – Disabilities in Society 

Social Justice in Health and Helathcare (select one):
HLS 370 – Perspectives in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Practices
HLS 380 – Cultural Humility for the Healthcare Professional
PCH 320 – Health Disparities and Social Justice


CHE 120 – General Chemistry I  (T2PR)
BIO 200 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I  (T2LE)
MAT 107 – Elementary Statistics (T1QR)
PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology  (T2MB)

Healthcare Career Requirement
In consultation with your advisor, select 4 courses from the following:
BIO 102 – Biology I 
BIO 103 – Biology II
BIO 120 – Microbiology
BIO 201 – Human Anatomy & Physiology II 
CHE 121 – General Chemistry II 
CHE 260 – Organic Chemistry I
CHE 261 – Organic Chemistry II
MAT 122 – Precalculus 
MAT 150 – Calculus I
MAT 151 – Calculus II
PSY 227Social Psychology
PSY 321Abnormal Psychology
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology
PSY 366Health Psychology


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 12 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.