Healthcare Studies, B.S. - Health Science Foundations

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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: 


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 (*).


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 - 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 219 - Lifespan Development
PSY 366 - Health Psychology
REC 307 - Disabilities in Society

Healthcare electives: choose one of the following:
Any HLS course 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

COGNATES (29 credits)

Health Science Prerequisites
BIO 200 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I [T2LE]*
CHE 120 - General Chemistry [T2PR]*
HSC 200 - Healthcare Professions and Medical Terminology ('C' or better)
MAT 107 - Elementary Statistics [T1QR]*
PSY 100 - Introduction to Psychology [T2MB]*

BIO 102 - Biology I
BIO 201 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
CHE 121 - General Chemistry II