College of Nursing and College of Health Professionals students attend clinicals

BSHS

The curriculum is comprised of general education requirements, requirements for the major in health science, and courses that will provide the strong science background necessary for academic and employment success. The BSHS program follows a prescribed academic sequence over a three-year period resulting in graduation


Lab Science Credit Policy

Incoming students who will be completing credits towards the BSHS degree may apply transfer credit or dual-credit for Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (BIO 151 and 152) if the student received a minimum grade point average of 3.000 (B) in the courses.

There will be no acceptance of other lab science credit. AP or dual-credit for Chemistry (CHEM 121 and 122) will not be accepted.

For AP and transfer credit other than the lab sciences, please refer to the University policy.

Degree Requirements

*Effective Fall of 2021

Fall Semester

Courses Credits
Interprofessional Education 103 Exploring the Health Professions 3
Biology 151 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
CORE 110 The Human Experience 4
Humanities 3
Total Credits 14

Spring Semester

Courses Credits
Interprofessional Education 213 Social Determinants of Health 3
Public Health 101 Introduction to Pubic Health 3
Biology 152 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
CORE 115 The Human Experience 4
Kinesiology 100/101 Healthy Lifestyles/Wellness and Stress 1
Psychology 110 General Psychology 3
Total Credits 18

Summer Semester

Courses Credits
Health Science 180 Field Experience I 3
Kinesiology 250 Medical Terminology 3
Open Elective 3
Total Credits 9

Fall Semester

Courses Credits
Interprofessional Education 253 Introduction to Interprofessional Communication for Health Professionals 3
Biology 210 Microbiology 4
Biology 260 Human Nutrition 3
Chemistry 121 General Chemistry I 4
Theology 200 The Christian Tradition 3
Total Credits 17

Spring Semester

Courses Credits
Biology 270 Genetics & Genome Evolution 4
Chemistry 122 General Chemistry II 4
English 205 Writing in the Health Sciences 3
Psychology 201 Statistical Methods 3
Psychology 215 Lifespan Development 3
Total Credits 17

Summer Semester

Courses Credits
Health Science 280 Field Experience II 3
Open Elective 3
Open Elective 3
Total Credits 9

 

Fall Semester

Courses Credits
Health Science 203 Human Health & Disease 3
Health Science 302 Health Care Ethics and Legal Issues 3
Interprofessional Education 315 Introduction to Evidence Based Practice in Health Professions 3
Interprofessional Education 318 Global Health Issues 3
Chemistry 221 Organic Chemistry I 4
Upper Level Theology 3
Total Credits 19

Spring Semester

Courses Credits
Health Science 210 Prevention to Population Health 3
Health Science 440 Exercise and Chronic Health Conditions 3
Health Science 470 Health Care Leadership Strategies 3
Interprofessional Education 233 Principles of Health Education and Promotion 3
Interprofessional Education 304 Introduction to Epidemiology 3
Open Elective 3
Total Credits 18

Summer Semester

Courses Credits
Health Science 381 Field Experience III 5
Total Credits 5
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Health Science Program focuses on interdisciplinary education for a career in health care

Sarah Dilday highlights her experience in the Health Science program in the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Earning a bachelor’s degree in three years not only saves time and money, but allows you to get a jumpstart on your career.

“I am really glad that I chose the Health Science program. It made me a well-rounded candidate and showed me the role I could play in health care.”