Jul 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog | Expires Aug. 2030 

Health Science Major (B.S.)

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This interdisciplinary major provides preparation for students interested in a career in the health field. The Health Science degree is designed to meet the needs of students with one or more of the following characteristics:

Students employed in health or human services, and seeking a related bachelor’s degree.

Students interested in health-care professional graduate programs.

Students who are graduates of associate degree health technician/assistant programs.

Students interested in careers in the biomedical sciences.

Students interested in a clinical or administrative health or human services career.

Students leaving one health or human services career option, and looking for another.

Students interested in a career in aging services.  

Core courses and Health Science electives provide a sound foundation in health and human services, with additional electives and minors providing an opportunity to meet individualized learning needs based on career goals.

Graduates of associate degree health programs with at least 40 credits in their discipline, of which at least 25 credits are didactic, will be granted up to 40 credits of technical elective credits for courses in their discipline. The field experience will be waived for those with 3 or more credits of clinical credits in their associate degree.


Graduates of this program will acquire knowledge and skill in:

  • Negotiating the US Health and Human services system.
  • Advocating for improvement of health and human services.
  • Observing ethical and professional standards of practice in health and human services professions.
  • Developing skills in basic, applied, and/or translational research in order to contribute to a body of knowledge in the discipline through the use of evidence-based concepts.
  • Comprehending the content area specific to health and human services career goal.

Degree Requirements

Health Science Majors are required to complete the following:

  • Health Science Core (21 credits)
  • Health Science Capstone (3 credits)
  • Students pursuing a Health Science Major with a minor from a different discipline are required to complete 21 Health Science Elective credits.
  • Students pursuing a Health Science Interdisciplinary Major (no minor required) are required to complete 39 elective credits. At least 21 of these credits must be from Health Science Elective Courses. Up to 18 credits can be from other Health Elective Courses. Of the total 39 elective credits, 21 must be at the 300-400 level.


Health Science Major w/ minor from a different discipline

21 Health Science Elective credits required.


Suggested Concentrations of Health Science Electives

Health Science Interdisciplinary Major (39 cr)

No minor required.

39 credits required (at least 21 Health Science Credits are required and 21 credits at the 300-400 level)

A maximum of 18 course credits from Other Health Electives courses listed below may be used.

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