Health Sciences B.S. (General)

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The B.S. in Health Sciences with a General concentration prepares you for a variety of healthcare professions that are in significant and growing demand. It offers maximum flexibility to customize your program of study to suit your own career goals and interests, 

The program combines foundational science courses with a health sciences core comprising coursework primarily from psychology and health services administration. The curriculum includes two internships, one of which can optionally be replaced with a research project based on student interests. Further health electives can be tailored to the professional aspirations of each individual student in consultation with the faculty advisor and the success coach, maximizing your preparation for and success in entering the job market.

The RMU School of Nursing, Education and Human Studies is well-positioned to meet the needs of the region’s growing healthcare industry. The university provides a broad array of professional pathways in both clinical and non-clinical areas, management and leadership, pre-medical and allied health fields, and community health.

Health Sciences B.S. Concentrations: GeneralPre-professional Allied Health | Population Health

4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall - 16 credits

Freshman Year, Spring - 16 credits

  • BIOL1210 Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIOL1215 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
  • CSEN1020 or CSCM1030 Public Speaking  
  • History or Political Science 
  • HLSC1010 Healthcare Conc & Med Term
  • HSAM1275 Intro to Health Services Admin 

Sophomore Year, Fall - 16 credits

Sophomore Year, Spring - 16 credits

Junior Year, Fall - 15 credits

  • STAT2110 Statistics 
  • HSAM3300 Into to Quality Mgmt & Performance Improvement
  • HSAM3600 Fundamentals of Health Policy
  • Restricted Elective
  • Restricted Elective

Junior Year, Spring - 15 credits

  • INFS3440 Health Care Information System
  • HSAM2400 Healthcare Law and Ethics
  • PSYC3700 Abnormal Psychology  
  • Literature
  • Restricted Elective

Senior Year, Fall - 15 credits

  • HSAM4250 Research for Health Professionals or PSYC3100 Methods in Behavioral Research
  • NURS4036 Genetics and Genomics 
  • Restricted Elective
  • Restricted Elective 
  • Open Elective

Senior Year, Spring - 12 credits

  • HLSC4050 Healthcare Trends and Issues
  • HLSC4903 Health Sciences Internship I
  • HLSC4803 Health Science Thesis or HLSC4906 Health Sciences Internship II
  • Restricted Elective

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Healthcare Trends & Issues
Fundamentals of Human Biology
Health Policy
Major Credits
Sciences, Psychology, Health Services Administration
Core Credits
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits

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More than ever before, today’s complex healthcare environment needs skilled clinicians,  expert communicators, and good people. Our students are about more than a major.

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