Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. Many of the courses in the major are web-based. All degree candidates are required to complete general education requirements as well as the major requirements listed below. Note: An associate degree in a professional program (such as A.A.S.N. or A.S.N.) does not satisfy the general education requirements.
Program Requirements (14 hours)
|BIO 2204 Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIO 2213 Microbiology||3|
|BIO/HPE 2243 Nutrition||3|
|BIO 3304 Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
Health Sciences Major Requirements (32-40 hours)
|HSC/NUR 1002 Medical Terminology||2|
|HSC 3202 Foundations of Learning||2|
|HSC 3563 Health Care Informatics||3|
|HSC 3013 Organization and Delivery of Health Care||3|
|HSC 3003 Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals||3|
|HSC 4023 Health Care Finance||3|
|PSY 3243 or BUS 2023 Statistics||3|
|BIO 4404 Pathophysiology||4|
|HSC/NUR 4434 Administration and Leadership||4|
|HSC/NUR 4344 Theories and Research||4|
|HSC ____ Upper Division Electives||4-12|
|*Must achieve a minimum of 40 hours of upper-division credit|
Health Science Electives
Credit will be awarded toward the major requirements for students from an accredited professional program. These hours will only be credited toward the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree. Transfer credits will be given for applicable coursework from such fields as radiology, dental hygiene, pharmacy technology, surgical technology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, emergency medical technology, among others.
Admission Policy, BS in Health Sciences
In addition to admission to the University, all health sciences degree-seeking students must formally apply for admission to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree program. Applicants must complete an application packet for the program and provide a copy of current professional license or certificate, if applicable, and official transcripts of all college courses. Admission conference with a member of the Health Sciences faculty is required.
BS in Health Sciences Program Educational Outcomes/Competencies
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Program will be able to:
- Communicate effectively in multiple settings with diverse health care stakeholders.
- Use a Christian worldview to guide professional practice in health care.
- Make decisions based on Christian values and a critical examination of evidence.
- Apply collaborative leadership skills to service in health care systems.
- Plan, implement and evaluate health care services in diverse populations.
- Analyze legal, financial, ethical, cultural, social, religious, ethnic and political issues pertaining to health care in a global context.
Graduation Policy, AS and/or BS in Health Sciences
All degree candidates must meet the graduation requirements of the University. For graduation, students must have an overall 2.00 GPA. Participation in outcome assessment activities is a graduation requirement. Failure to do so will result in withholding diploma until these are completed.