Healthcare Studies, B.S. - Concentration: General

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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 healthcare settings.

Overall GPA of 2.0 Required
120 Overall Credits Required


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


10 Credits Required

BIO 200 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
MAT 107 - Elementary Statistics
PSY 100 - Introduction to Psychology


Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).