Catalogue 2021 - 2022

Health Studies

General Information

The goal of the Health Studies major is to provide students with the undergraduate preparation necessary to seek employment in a healthcare field or to obtain the background necessary for more advanced training in health-related fields that focus on the social, psychological, and public health perspectives.

Note: The required courses of the B.S. in Health Studies curriculum do not fulfill all of the course prerequisite admission requirements of the WNE Doctor of Pharmacy program. Students that are interested in following the Pre-Pharmacy curriculum or are considering applying to Physician Assistant programs, Doctor of Optometry programs, or medical and dental schools are advised to consider following the B.S. in Health Sciences curriculum instead.
 

Career Opportunities

Professional programs in various health-related fields, e.g., occupational therapy, physical therapy, health education, patient advocacy, public and community health, accelerated bachelor of science degree in nursing programs, etc.
  

Physical and Biological Faculty

Program Objectives:

Upon completing this program, a Health Studies major will be able to:

1. Understand the features of human anatomy and physiology at the cell, tissue, and organ system levels of organization. Explain homeostasis as it applies to human physiology.

2. Apply scientific principles to understanding current issues in human health and the prevention of disease and disability.

3. Collect, analyze, and interpret qualitative and quantitative data.

4. Communicate effectively through oral and written reports.

General University and College Requirements

See General University Requirements and College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

Degree Requirements

Required biology courses and chemistry courses (24 credit hours)

BIO 107General Biology I

3 cr.

BIO 108General Biology II

3 cr.

BIO 117General Biology Laboratory I

1 cr.

BIO 118General Biology Laboratory II

1 cr.

BIO 215Anatomy and Physiology I

4 cr.

BIO 216Anatomy and Physiology II

4 cr.

CHEM 105General Chemistry I

4 cr.

CHEM 106General Chemistry II

4 cr.

Total Credit Hours:24

Required health sciences courses (12 credit hours)

HS 2xx-4xxTwelve additional semester hours of HS 2xx-4xx courses

12 cr.

Total Credit Hours:12

with a minimum of 3 credits of HS coursework at the 300-level and above.

Additional courses that fulfill the HS 2xx-HS 4xx requirements: BIO 203, BIO 310, BIO 312, BIO 320, NSCI 248  (Note: BIO 310 and BIO 320 have a CHEM 210 prerequisite.) 

Other required courses (21 credit hours)

PSY 101Introduction to Psychology

3 cr.

PSY 201Developmental Psychology

3 cr.

PSY 3XXPsychology Elective

3 cr.

PSY 3XXPsychology Elective

3 cr.

MATH 120Intro Statistics for the Arts & Sciences

3 cr.

or

MATH 121Introductory Probability and Statistics

3 cr.

PH 208Ethics

3 cr.

or

PH 231Biomedical Ethics

3 cr.

COMM 102Introduction to Public Speaking

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:21

Total Credit Hours: 57

The 2.0 required grade-point average in the major would be based upon all HS, BIO, CHEM and PSY courses pursued as a part of the student's degree program.

Total Credit Hours: 57