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Health Sciences Major

The Heath Sciences major is designed to provide graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue advanced training in various careers within the health care industry.  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 related to their intended field of study.

Health Sciences Major

A Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences requires a minimum of 46 credit hours of major courses and completion of the Veritas Program.

Required Foundation Courses

► See biology course descriptions
► See chemistry course descriptions
► See psychology course descriptions
► See sociology course descriptions

In addition to the foundation courses listed above, all health science majors must complete one of three tracks listed below (an additional 15-17 credits) in order to graduate with a Health Sciences Major.

Major Tracks

Pre-Nursing Track (17 credits)

► See pre-nursing four year course sequence

Pre-Physical Therapy Track (15 credits)

► See pre-physical therapy four year course sequence

Pre-Occupational Therapy Track (16 credits)

  • COMM 230 Public Speaking

  • PSYCH 203 Abnormal Psychology

  • PSYCH 450 Lifespan Development

  • BIOL elective (300+, 4 credit)

  • PSYCH elective (300+)

► See pre-occupational therapy four year course sequence

Declaration of Major and Declaration of Minor forms are available through the registrar's office.

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