Feb 05, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Health Science, B.S.

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Program Information

Health Science (BS)

The Health Science program is a Bachelor of Science curriculum that may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis. Individuals may enter the program as first-year or transfer students. This program of study prepares students for professional graduate study in health-related fields, such as occupational or speech therapy, or public health. The program may also be pursued as a Bachelor of Science completion degree for healthcare professionals who have attained clinical competency through hospital-based or community college health professions programs.

The Health Science Pre-Professional program of study prepares students for professional graduate study in health-related fields such as medicine, dentistry, podiatry, optometry, pharmacy, chiropractic or physician assistant.

The upper-level program is open to all certified allied health personnel and to registered nurses (associate or diploma). The degree may qualify these individuals for professional advancement, graduate study, or for advanced certification.

The flexible curriculum allows students the opportunity to study, in addition to the science core courses, advanced areas of science and medicine or to develop skills in managerial operations, educational techniques, computer science technology, or communication.

Admission Requirements

For admission into the Health Sciences programs, 16 units of secondary subjects are expected, among which the following are strongly recommended:

English 4 units
Social studies 2 units
Foreign language 2 units
Mathematics (including one unit of algebra and trigonometry) 3 units
Science 2 units
Other academic subjects 3 units

Applicants for the Bachelor of Science degree programs must have three years of college preparatory mathematics, including trigonometry.

Required Credits: 121 minimum

Note: Courses required for the major may not be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis. Students are required to maintain a 2.33 overall grade point average.

Science Core Courses (41-43 credits)

Advanced Science/Health Science Electives (22 credits)

  • A selection of courses in advanced science/health science electives, including at least one additional 4-credit lab science course.  This may include UIST 140D  and UIST 141 .

Subject Area Concentration (12 credits)

  • Four courses (12 credits minimum) from the same academic discipline. Courses used for the concentration may not be utilized in other degree categories.

Electives (9 credits)

All students will complete an additional 9 credits of coursework. This allows students to take prerequisite courses for graduate programs to which they are applying.  Examples of classes students take include M 140 , PSY 132 , PSY 262 , and PHI 230W .

General Education Requirements

Basic Requirements (16-17 credits)

Humanities and Arts (12 credits)

Social Sciences (9 credits)

  • 3 credit(s)
  • UISS University Interdisciplinary Studies: Social Context and Change 3 credit(s)
  • Any one course from economics, politics and government, sociology, or psychology 3 credit(s)

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