The Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Studies is an interdisciplinary program for students who are interested in exploring various aspects of health professions. The program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation for entry-level positions in health professions settings.
Requirements for Graduation
Attainment of the Bachelor of Science Healthcare Studies degree requires satisfactory completion of 120 semester hours of credit. Each student must complete a core requirement of 48 general education credits. The remaining 72 credit hours will be comprised of a minimum of 40 credit hours in the student’s selected concentration(s) and additional credits to equal 120 credits.
Upon completion of this program, students will:
- Demonstrate skill in critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, communication, basic ethics and professional standards specific to various health professions.
- Utilize a broad range of academic proficiencies which enhance opportunities for pursuing an advanced degree in a chosen health profession.
- Apply knowledge and skills necessary to successfully function in entry-level positions in a variety of health professions settings.
General Education Courses
Students must complete 48 credit hours of required general education courses.
Students must complete 3 credit hours in a course that has a cultural studies designation. It is recommended that students complete a course listed in the following table which will satisfy the cultural studies requirement , as well as, another general education requirement.
|COURSE NUMBER||COURSE TITLE||GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT|
|GERO303||Sociocultural Aspects of Aging||Social Sciences Elective|
|INTL202-2 or INTL202-3||Academic Travel Abroad||Humanities or Social Sciences Elective|
|INTL205-2 or INTL205-3||International Service Training||Humanities or Social Sciences Elective|
|MGMT215||Global Healthcare Delivery and Finance||Business/Management Elective|
|PBHL305||Global Health||Social Sciences|
|RELI215||Comparative Religion||Humanities Elective|
|RELI316||Christian Spirituality and Healing||Humanities Elective|
|SIGN111||Sign Language for Healthcare Providers I||Humanities Elective|
|SOCI222||Global Community: Cultural Diversity in Healthcare||Social Sciences Elective|
|SOCI320||Gender and Sexuality Studies||Social Sciences Elective|
|SOCI324||Applying Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness||Social Sciences Elective|
|SPAN101H||Beginning Spanish I for Health Professions||Humanities Elective|
|SPAN215||Spanish International Service Learning||Humanities Elective|
|SPAN313||Latinos in the United States||Humanities Elective|
Biomedical Sciences/Healthcare Management Concentration
(43 credits: 21 from Category A, 12 from Category B, 3 from Category A or B, and all from Category C)
Biomedical Sciences/Healthcare Management - Category A
Students must complete 21 credit hours from courses listed in Category A.
Biomedical Sciences/Healthcare Management - Category B
Students must complete 12 credit hours from courses listed in Category B.
*3 credits from Healthcare Management required for general education requirements will not count toward the 12 credits in Category B.
Your advisor will work with you to select the appropriate general elective courses for your degree plan. 3 credits must be from courses listed in Category A, B, or C that haven't already been taken.