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The bachelor of science in health science studies program consists of 122 credits.

Advanced Placement Credits. Students with an associate degree may transfer in 60 credits for this program. Students who have more than 60 transfer credits may request a transcript evaluation that may be transferred to the degree.

Advanced Core Credits. The advanced core courses developed by faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, with the learning needs of nursing and health science adult students in mind, will enable part-time students to earn 20 credits from the University core curriculum.

The advanced core reflects the aims and goals of the traditional University Curriculum and the Essential Learning Outcomes while acknowledging the prior general education work completed at the associate degree level. The advanced core, consisting of four credit courses, are completed in seven-week blocks online and are designed to move students through in cohorts.

Required Health Science Credits: The eleven required health science courses listed below will be taken by degree completion students in the School of Health Sciences.

Advanced Core Courses (20 credits):
Course Title Credits
HS 391 The Body in the British Empire 4
HS 394 Doctors, Diseases, and Death in the Western World 4
PO 301 Critical Thinking About Politics 4
PO 302 The Global Civic Dilemma 4
PS 232 The Concept of Personality and Its Development
(with a 1 credit project-based course)
4
Required Courses (42 credits):
BMS 162 Human Health 3
BMS 200 Biology of Aging 3
BMS 278 Research and Technology 3
BMS 318 Pathophysiology 3
HSC 220 Health Care Essentials: Structure, Policy and Professionalism 3
HSC 225 Writing in the Health Professions 3
HSC 262 Nutrition in Health & Illness 3
HSC 270 Pillars of Public Health 3
HSC 315 Bioethical Issues in the 21st Century 3
HSC 330 Health Care Leadership 3
MA 275 Biostatistics 3
Open Electives (3) 9


Courses and curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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