UnderGraduate catalog: 2020/21 term 1

Bachelor of Science in Health Science (BS-HS)

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science (BS- HS) is a rigorous program of study that provides a multi-disciplinary grounding in factors influencing the prevention of disease and the improvement of societal health. It provides an understanding of the social and biological causes of health and illness; covers the knowledge and skills needed to work in areas of disease prevention and promotion of health; and explores the role of policy, ethics and resources in the management of prevention programming and health service delivery. Opportunities for employment in this field are expanding, and graduates will also be equipped for continued study at the graduate level.

The program requires 122 semester hour credits. Students must complete a minimum of 39 courses. Each course is 9 weeks in length. Students earn 3 credit hours in all courses with three exceptions. BIOL 1121 Biology 1 for Health Studies Majors and BIOL 1122 Biology 2 for Health Studies Majors carry 4 credit hours each; the Internship (HS 3995) is 6 credit hours.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science Health Science degree must complete all required courses in their chosen major as outlined below.

Please note that this academic program is still being finalized with respect to elective courses. Thus, you still will be responsible for completing all of the credits as required by the catalog at the time of your enrollment. Additional elective courses will be added in the near future to address this.

Prerequisites

Students must pass the following three prerequisites before they can begin taking courses in the major:

BIOL 1121 Biology 1 for Health Studies Majors
PSYC 1111 Introduction to Health Psychology
SOC 1502 Introduction to Sociology

Required Courses in the Major

BIOL 1122 Biology 2 for Health Studies Majors
HS 2211 Human Anatomy & Physiology (proctored course)
HS 2212 Infectious Diseases
HS 2611 Nutrition
HS 2711 Health Science 1 (proctored course)
HS 2712 Health Science 2
HS 3311 Epidemiology (proctored course)
HS 3610 Human Development in a Global Perspective (proctored course)
HS 3995 Internship (6 credits)
HS 4212 Genetics (proctored course)
HS 4241 Psychopathology and Mental Health (proctored course)
HS 4510 Biostatistics (proctored course)
HS 4810 Health Policy and Management (proctored course)

Program Electives

HS 3210 Human Diseases
HS 3810 Health Systems and Structures
HS 3814 Community Health
HS 4812 Bioethics

Other Electives:  Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree may choose additional elective courses beyond those specified in the General Education requirements, and/or select introductory courses in other majors, and/or take additional courses in a student’s major that may not be required for the degree.

HS 3995 Internship

Students who have completed at least 90 semester hours including the following 10 courses in the Health Science major are eligible to apply for the internship.

BIOL 1122 Biology 2 for Health Studies Majors
HS 2211 Human Anatomy & Physiology
HS 2212 Infectious Diseases
HS 2611 Nutrition
HS 2711 Health Science 1
HS 2712 Health Science 2
HS 3311 Epidemiology
HS 3610 Human Development in a Global Perspective
HS 4510 Biostatistics
HS 4810 Health Policy and Management

The internship experience comprises 270 hours of meaningful, supervised internship experience as part of the program of study for the Bachelor of Science in Health Science, and students are encouraged to begin planning for it at least two terms in advance.

The internship can be completed over one or two terms. Students engage in the onsite internship activities and complete the associated academic course requirements according to the following schedule:

      • Internship completed in one term — 30 hours per week for 9 weeks
      • Submit the Application for Internship Experience at the beginning of the term immediately preceding the term in which the internship is expected to begin.
      • Register for HS 3995 for 6 semester credits for the term when the internship will take place.
      • Submit the project paper no later than the end of the final examination period in Week 9 of the term.
      • Internship completed in two terms — 15 hours per week for 18 weeks
      • Submit the Application for Internship Experience at the beginning of the term immediately preceding the term in which the internship is expected to begin.
      • Register for HS 3995 for 6 semester credits during the second term of the internship experience; no course registration is required for the first term of the internship.
      • Submit the project paper no later than the end of the final examination period of Week 9 of the second term of the internship experience.

Students must submit an Application for Internship Experience to their Program Advisor by the end of Week 1 of the term before the beginning of the term in which they intend to start their internship. The Application for Internship Experience must include the signed approval of the client organization where the experience will occur and the signed agreement of the contact person who agrees to serve as an onsite advisor for the internship.

In order to receive credit for the internship, all steps in the application process must be completed and approved by the Office of Academic Affairs before starting the internship.

Proctored Courses for Health Science

The following courses have final examinations that must be taken under the supervision of a proctor (exam monitor). [19]

ENGL 1102 English Composition 2
MATH 1201 College Algebra
MATH 1280 Introduction to Statistics
HS 2211 Human Anatomy and Physiology
HS 2711 Health Science 1:  Health Education and Behavior
HS 3311 Epidemiology
HS 3610 Human Development in a Global Perspective
HS 4212 Genetics
HS 4241 Psychopathology and Mental Health
HS 4510 Biostatistics
HS 4810 Health Policy & Management

[19] The list of proctored courses required for Community and Public Health majors includes courses required for the Bachelor’s Degree.