Academic Catalog

Health Sciences Major — B.S.

Students in health sciences are required to declare one of two concentrations.

  1. The premedical concentration is designed to meet the curricular needs of students pursuing premedical graduate education.
  2. The planned clinical concentration is designed for students planning to pursue post-baccalaureate education in health fields such as physician assistant, nursing, dietetics, chiropractic, veterinary, and dentistry.


Health Sciences B.S. Major Requirements71-77
Integrative Core Curriculum and Electives 143-49
Total Credits120

Degree Requirements

Note: some required courses include a math placement score prerequisite. Check course prerequisites prior to registration.

HLTH 10100Introduction to Healthy Aging (Introduction to Healthy Aging)3
HLTH 20200Human Nutrition3
HLTH 20500Critical Health Issues3
HLTH 21700Epidemiological Approaches to Disease Prevention and Control3
HLTH 22900Human Disease3
HLTH 31600Health Research and Analysis3
Select 3 credits of the following:3
HLTH 349xx
Fieldwork in Health
HLTH 453xx
Supervised Research
HLTH 41700Public Health Policy and Justice3
HLTH 44400Leadership and Health Promotion2
MATH 14400Statistics for Business, Economics and Management3-4
or MATH 14500 Statistics for the Health, Life, and Social Sciences
or MATH 15500 Basic Statistical Reasoning
or MATH 21600 Statistical Analysis
PSYC 10300General Psychology3
or PSYC 10400 Introduction to Developmental Psychology
BIOL 11900Fundamentals of Biology: Cells and Bodies4
BIOL 12000Fundamentals of Biology: Ecology and Evolution4
CHEM 12100Principles of Chemistry3
CHEM 12200Principles of Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM 23200Quantitative Chemistry3
CHEM 23300Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory1
EXSS 12000Anatomy and Physiology I4
EXSS 12100Anatomy and Physiology II4
Health Sciences majors must complete either the Premedical Concentration or the Planned Clinical Concentration; requirements are listed below.15-20
Total Credits71-77


CHEM 22100Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 22200Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 22300Organic Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHEM 22400Organic Chemistry II Laboratory1
Select one of the following Physics sequences:8
Introduction to Physics I
and Introduction to Physics II
Momentum, Energy, and Heat
and Classical Fields: Gravity, Electricity, & Magnetism 1
Select one of the following Math courses:
MATH 10800Applied Calculus4
or MATH 11100 Calculus I
Total Credits20



For students who plan to pursue post-baccalaureate education in fields other than medical school or food and nutrition, such as nursing, chiropractic, physician assistant, veterinary, dentistry, optometry, and other careers. Students must submit their planned concentration proposal, including list of courses and stated goal, for approval by their advisor and the department chair.      Total required credits: 15