Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies - Public Health/Healthcare Management Concentration (BS)

Degree Type
Bachelor of Science

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. 

Curriculum Objectives

Upon completion of this program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate skill in critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, communication, basic ethics and professional standards specific to various health professions.
  2. Utilize a broad range of academic proficiencies which enhance opportunities for pursuing an advanced degree in a chosen health profession.
  3. 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.   

Item #
Title
Credits
Natural Science Electives (16 Credits)  +
16
Social Sciences Elective (Upper Level)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
48

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

Public Health/Healthcare Management Concentration

(40 credits: All from Category A, 12 from Category B, 3 from category C, 3 from Category A, B, or C, and all from Category D)

Public Health/Healthcare Management - Category A

Students must complete all courses listed in Category A.

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
15

Public Health/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.

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
12

Public Health/Healthcare Management - Category C

Students must complete 1 course listed in Category C.

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
12

Public Health/Healthcare Management - Category D

Students must complete all courses listed in Category D.

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
7

Elective Courses

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.

Sub-Total Credits
26
Total Credits
120