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

4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall - 14 credits

  • CHEM1210 Chemistry I
  • CHEM1215 Chemistry 1 Lab
  • PSYC1010 General Psychology
  • CSEN1010 or CSEN1020 Argument & Research
  • MATH1050 Math Reasoning & Applications
  • FYSP1000 First Year Studies Seminar 

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 Concepts & Med Terminology
  • HSAM1275 Intro to Health Services Admin 

Sophomore Year, Fall - 15 credits

  • HUMA1010 Humanities: Art and Music
  • SOCI1010 or SOCI1020 Sociology
  • CSCM1030 Public Speaking  or CSCM2050 Inter-cultural Communications  
  • BIOL1250 Fundamentals of Human Biology/Health
  • Open Elective

Sophomore Year, Spring - 16 credits

  • BIOL1050 Concepts & Controversies in Nutrition
  • ECON1010 Survey of Economics
  • CSCM2040 Professional Comm in Workplace
  • PHYS1010 Physics for Allied Health
  • PHYS1015 Physics for Allied Health Lab
  • PSYC3550 Human Growth and Development

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

  • HLSC4903 Health Sciences Internship I
  • HSAM4250 Research for Health Professionals or PSYC3100 Methods in Behavioral Research
  • Restricted Elective
  • Restricted Elective 
  • Open Elective

Senior Year, Spring - 15 credits

  • HLSC4050 Healthcare Trends and Issues
  • HLSC4803 Thesis or HLSC4906 Internship II
  • NURS4036 Genetics and Genomics
  • Restricted Elective
  • Open Elective

Contact Information

Carla Conrad, Ph.D
Program Director, Health Sciences
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences

Samantha Monda, Ph.D., NCC, CMPC
Department Head, Psychology and Health Sciences
Associate Professor, Psychology

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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