Health Sciences, BS

The BS in Health Sciences major has been designed for students interested in pursuing studies at either a pharmacy school or a physical therapy school. This degree will provide the essential background and requirements to enter these health-related programs. Students should consult the requirements of the specific programs to which they plan to apply.

Program Learning Outcomes

The following learning outcomes are linked to assignments and activities throughout this program. After completing program requirements,

  1. Graduates will be able to apply content knowledge, critical thinking, and the methods of science.
  2. Graduates will apply proper safety and ethical practices in laboratory, clinical, and work environments.
  3. Graduates will be able to evaluate the validity of original research and the conclusions drawn from this research.
  4. Graduates will be able to communicate effectively in written, oral, and visual forms.
  5. Graduates will demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to respectful and ethical practices and treatment of others. They have considered their vocational goals and are reflective of how these may be embodied in their professional and/or personal lives.

Requirements for the BS in Health Sciences

General Education Core 45 hours

Note: PHI 2943 Ethics in Health Care must be taken as the Theological Literacy elective in the general education core.

Pre-PT Track 8 hours

(General Education science)

CHE 1314Intro to Chemistry I

4

AND

CHE 1324Intro to Chemistry II

4

OR

Pre-Pharmacy Track 8 hours

(General Education science)

CHE 1514College Chemistry I

4

AND

CHE 1524College Chemistry II

4

Health Sciences Core 32 hours

(Students are advised to check requirements of the school to which they intend to transfer.)

BIO 1011Biological Science I Lab

1

BIO 1013Biological Science I

3

BIO 2111Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1

BIO 2113Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIO 2121Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1

BIO 2123Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIO 3321Microbiology Lab

1

BIO 3323Microbiology

3

BIO 3414Genetics

4

IDS 2103Introduction to the Arts & Sciences

3

NSC 4513Natural Science Internship

3

NSC 4612Senior Seminar in Science

2

PHS 2014General Physics I

4

Health Sciences Track: Choose one

Pre-Pharmacy Track 23 hours

BIO 1024Biological Science II with Lab

4

CHE 2514Organic Chemistry I

4

CHE 2524Organic Chemistry II

4

CHE 3514Biochemistry I

4

MAT 2413Elementary Statistics

3

MAT 2514Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

4

Pre-Physical Therapy Track 14 hours

PHS 2024General Physics II

4

PSY 2223Life Span Development

3

 

PSY 3303Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3

OR

MAT 2413Elementary Statistics

3

 

BIO 3334Exercise Physiology

4

PSY 3303: WSU

MAT 2413: OU

Minor 18 hours

Electives (Depending on track chosen) 2-11 hours

Total Credit Hours: 120