The Bachelor of Science completion degree in Health
Sciences is designed to allow
students who have previously received an associate degree from an accredited
clinical health care program to obtain a baccalaureate degree in an area of
concentrated study. Students must declare either a
biology or a psychology concentration at the time of enrollment in the degree
Upon completion of the degree requirements, the student will:
Apply problem solving, critical thinking, creative thinking
and decision making skills based on empirical evidence and
Demonstrate effective and appropriate written, oral and
non-verbal communication skills in interactions with a
variety of populations..
Demonstrate knowledge and skills associated with a
Apply interdisciplinary research methods and findings
through scientific inquiry and collaborative teamwork.
Exhibit responsible professional behaviors and awareness of
ethical responsibilities in a variety of settings.
Interact with a variety of communities in ways that exhibit
sensitivity to social and cultural differences.
- Successful completion of an associate degree from an accredited
program with at least 60 credit hours.
- Minimum GPA of 2.0 on all attempted coursework.
Courses earned for the associate degree from an accredited
clinical program form the freshman and sophomore years of
the baccalaureate degree (minimum of 60 credit hours)
22-24 credit hours of shared core courses
Math 2315 General Statistics (3 credit hours)
3335 Technical Writing (3 credit hours)
History (SOCI 4310, ANTH 3315, BIOL 3315) (3 credit
HSER 3340 Health Care Systems and Trends (3 credit
HSER 3350 Health Care Management (3 credit hours)
Educating in the Health Professions (to be developed) (3
Research Methods (3 credit hours) (SOCI 3330, BIOL 4915,
Senior Seminar (to be developed) (1-3 credit hours)
15-18 credit hours in 3000 and 4000 level course within the
desired area of concentration
15-18 credit hours of approved 3000 and 4000 level courses
outside of the area of concentration (With advisor approval,
based on intended field of work or other academic
12 hours of combination lecture/lab natural sciences (may be
from the AS degree or completion degree requirements)
6-12 credit hours of general electives
Total = 124 credit hours for the BS
degree in Health Sciences
The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences is conferred upon students
when the following conditions are met, in addition to the general requirements
Completion of 124 semester credit hours;
A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on all
college work with grades of C or better in all courses
leading to the
Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences;
Fulfillment of the residency requirement of OLOLC
(see Academic Policies section), with 2 service learning
Clearance of all indebtedness to the College, including the
return of all materials borrowed from the College library.