Dec 13, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Health Sciences, B.S.


The B.S. in Health Sciences is designed to provide graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue advanced training in various careers within the health care industry such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, etc. The Health Sciences major is not intended for students wishing to pursue medical, dental, or physician’s assistant graduate programs. Students begin the curriculum with ten required (foundation) courses that are central to the discipline. Then, depending on the interests of the student, students pursue one of the three tracks within the major: Pre-Nursing, Pre-Physical Therapy, or Pre-Occupational Therapy. Through the curriculum, students will receive a thorough grounding in the natural, social, and behavioral sciences. Students will integrate the components of their curriculum by pursuing a capstone internship experience related to their intended field of study.

A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Science in Human Services.

Core Requirements (46 to 49 credits)


Major Requirements


51 to 53 Credits:

Track Requirement (15 to 17 Credits):


All health sciences majors must complete one of the three tracks listed below.

Pre-Nursing Track (17 Credits):


Pre-Physical Therapy Track (15 Credits):


Pre-Occupational Therapy Track (16 Credits):


Electives


18 to 20 Credits

Note


Students pursing a Health Sciences major on the either the Pre-Occupational Therapy or Pre-Physical Therapy track may obtain a minor in biology. Due to course requirements in the major and track, students pursing a Pre-Nursing track may not minor in biology.

Internship may be 1-3 credits depending upon interest and credit needs for graduation.

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students must also earn a major GPA of 2.0, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Sample Four Year Sequence - Pre-Nursing Track


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

World Languages I (3)

BIOL 110 Introduction to Biology I (4)  

CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (4)  

14 Credits

Spring Semester

Elective (3)

World Languages II (3)

BIOL 111 Introduction to Biology II (4)  

CHEM 150 Bioorganic Chemistry (4)  

14 Credits

 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  

MATH 105 Elementary Statistics (3)  

SOC 100 Foundations of Sociology (3)  

PSYCH 100 Foundations of Psychology (3)  

BIOL 298 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)  

16 Credits

Spring Semester

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

BIOL 208 Nutrition (3)  

BIOL 209 Medical Terminology (2)  

BIOL 299 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)  

15 Credits

 

Junior Year

Fall Semester

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: the Renaissance to the Great War (3)  

Elective (3)

PSYCH 205 Lifespan Development (3)  

PSYCH 335 Health Psychology (3)  or SOC 210 Sociology of Medicine (3)  or THEOL 334 Bioethics (3)  

15 Credits

Spring Semester

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

THEOL 220 Belief in Today’s World (3)  

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

BIOL 300 Microbiology (4)  

16 Credits

 

Senior Year

Fall Semester

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

ARMO 300 Modernity in Visual Art (3)  or ENMO 300 Modernity in Literature (3)  or MUMO 300 Modernity in Music (3)  or THMO 300 Modernity in Theatre (3)  

Elective (3)

BIOL 3XX Biology Elective (4)

BIOL/PSYCH/SOC 480 Internship (2)*

15 Credits

Spring Semester

PHIL 300 Ethics and Human Good (3)  or THEOL 300 Ethics and the Human Good (3)  

XXGE 3XX Global Encounters Course (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 Credits

 

*Internship may be 1-3 credits depending upon interest and credit needs for graduation.

Students testing into language at the 201 level or higher will take only one semester of world languages in the fall of the freshman year.

 

Sample Four Year Sequence - Pre-Physical Therapy Track


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

World Languages I (3)

BIOL 110 Introduction to Biology I (4)  

CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (4)  

14 Credits

Spring Semester

Elective (3)

World Languages II (3)

BIOL 111 Introduction to Biology II (4)  

CHEM 102 General Chemistry II (4)  

14 Credits

 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  

MATH 105 Elementary Statistics (3)  

SOC 100 Foundations of Sociology (3) *

PSYCH 100 Foundations of Psychology (3)  

BIOL 298 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)  

16 Credits

Spring Semester

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

Elective (3)

CHEM 150 Bioorganic Chemistry (4)  

BIOL 299 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)  

17 Credits

 

Junior Year

Fall Semester

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: the Renaissance to the Great War (3)  

Elective (3)

PHYS 101 College Physics I (4)  or PHYS 201 General Physics I (4)  

PSYCH 2XX Psychology Elective (3)

16 Credits

Spring Semester

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

THEOL 220 Belief in Today’s World (3)  

Elective (3)

PHYS 102 College Physics II (4)  or PHYS 202 General Physics II (4)  

BIOL 209 Medical Terminology (2)  

15 Credits

 

Senior Year

Fall Semester

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

ARMO 300 Modernity in Visual Art (3)  or ENMO 300 Modernity in Literature (3)  or MUMO 300 Modernity in Music (3)  or THMO 300 Modernity in Theatre (3)  

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

BIOL/PSYCH/SOC 480 Internship (2)**

15 Credits

Spring Semester

PHIL 300 Ethics and Human Good (3)  or THEOL 300 Ethics and the Human Good (3)  

XXGE 3XX Global Encounters Course (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

PSYCH 335 Health Psychology (3)  or SOC 210 Sociology of Medicine (3)  or THEOL 334 Bioethics (3)  

15 Credits

 

*Recommended but not required; SOC 100 serves as pre-requisite to SOC 210.

**Internship may be 1-3 credits depending upon interest and credit needs for graduation.

Students testing into language at the 201 level or higher will take only one semester of world languages in the fall of the freshman year.

Sample Four Year Sequence - Pre-Occupational Therapy Track


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

World Languages I (3)

BIOL 110 Introduction to Biology I (4)  

CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (4)  

14 Credits

Spring Semester

Elective (3)

World Languages II (3)

BIOL 111 Introduction to Biology II (4)  

CHEM 150 Bioorganic Chemistry (4)  

14 Credits

 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Elective (3)

MATH 105 Elementary Statistics (3)  

SOC 100 Foundations of Sociology (3) *

PSYCH 100 Foundations of Psychology (3)  

BIOL 298 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)  

16 Credits

Spring Semester

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  

Elective (3)

BIOL 299 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)  

16 Credits

 

Junior Year

Fall Semester

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: the Renaissance to the Great War (3)  

Elective (3)

PSYCH 205 Lifespan Development (3)  

PSYCH 335 Health Psychology (3)  or SOC 210 Sociology of Medicine (3)  or THEOL 334 Bioethics (3)  

15 Credits

Spring Semester

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

THEOL 220 Belief in Today’s World (3)  

Elective (3)

BIOL 3XX Biology Elective (4)

COMM 230 Public Speaking (3)  

16 Credits

 

Senior Year

Fall Semester

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

ARMO 300 Modernity in Visual Art (3)  or ENMO 300 Modernity in Literature (3)  or MUMO 300 Modernity in Music (3)  or THMO 300 Modernity in Theatre (3)  

Elective (3)

PSYCH 203 Abnormal Psychology (3)  

BIOL/PSYCH/SOC 480 Internship (2)*

14 Credits

Spring Semester

PHIL 300 Ethics and Human Good (3)  or THEOL 300 Ethics and the Human Good (3)  

XXGE 3XX Global Encounters Course (3)

BIOL 209 Medical Terminology (2)  

PSYCH 3XX Psychology Elective (3)

Elective (3)

14 Credits

 

*Recommended but not required.

**Internship may be 1-3 credits depending upon interest and credit needs for graduation.

Students testing into language at the 201 level or higher will take only one semester of world languages in the fall of the freshman year.