Healthcare Studies, B.S. - Concentration: General
The Healthcare Studies degree program is a non-clinical, interdisciplinary program
that offers a Bachelor of Science degree for students who are interested in current
and emerging employment opportunities in healthcare settings. These opportunities
include but are not limited to patient navigation, health service coordination and
administration, medical and pharmaceutical sales, and healthcare informatics. The
Healthcare Studies degree program also provides a Bachelor’s degree completion opportunity
for associate degree credentialed health professionals who are currently working in
Overall GPA of 2.0 Required
120 Overall Credits Required
LIBERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS
Liberal Education Program
Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program.
While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, courses in the major and/or cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements. These shared courses are recommended below to fulfill both areas, although the course credits are only counted once towards the 120 credits required for graduation.
Tier 1 - Quantitative Reasoning
MAT 107 - Statistics
Tier 2 - Natural World II: Life and Environment:
BIO 200 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Tier 2 - Mind and Body:
PSY 100 - Introduction to Psychology
Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)
Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.
Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.
40 Credits Required
BIO 201 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II
HLS 200 or HSC 200 - Healthcare Professions and Medical Terminology
HLS 210 - Principles of Patient Centered Healthcare
HLS 400 - Health Informatics
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 219 - Lifespan Development
PSY 366 - Health Psychology
REC 307 - Disabilities in Society
RSP 330 - Case Studies in Medical Ethics
HLS 415 or RSP 415 - Healthcare Systems, Policy, and Billing
RSP 440 - Evidence Based Practice & Research
Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).