Learn more about the courses necessary to complete a degree in Health Sciences.

What type of classes will I be taking?

The Health Sciences Program professional curriculum is typically two years in duration, with students entering in autumn semester of the junior or third year. Qualified students may be considered for freshman-level direct admit or sophomore-level (or second-year) admission. A minimum total of 120 semester hours, including prerequisites, program requirements, and general education courses (GE’s), and transfer credits are required for the degree.

Pre-Health Sciences Program
First and second year: Students complete GE coursework and admission prerequisite requirements that include: psychology, sociology, math, medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, statistics, economics, biology, and chemistry.

Health Sciences Program
Third and fourth year: Students complete core health sciences courses, minor coursework, and any additional graduate school pre-requisite coursework. Core Health Sciences content includes: pathophysiology, epidemiology, research, health care statistics analysis, ethics and issues, and management principles.

Professional Curriculum & Course Offerings

The professional curriculum includes courses available to students who have been admitted to the professional program. Students may complete the coursework on a part-time basis, however courses are typically offered once per academic year.

Degree R​equirements

A minimum of 59 semester hours, including all general graduation requirements, general education courses, program prerequisites, and professional curriculum. The official course descriptions for all university courses are available on the University Registrar's Course Offerings Bulletin​.

Professional Curriculum

The Health Science Professional Curriculum includes 12 Core Courses, 12 Major Elective Hours and a required minor. See the following tabs for detailed information.

General Education

To meet all requirements for a baccalaureate degree, students must complete all university degree requirements, also known as the general education (GE). See the GE Approved List of Courses​

Core Requirements

Core Requirements

Listed below are the 12 core class requirements for the Health Science Major.

Major Electives

Major Electives

Major electives are required for students in the Health Sciences program.  These courses give students the option to tailor their course selections around their personal interests in healthcare.  Most students will need to complete 12 hours of electives before graduation.  Some students may need to complete 15 hours of electives based on what minor they choose and those who have earned an Associate of Applied Science are not required to complete major electives.  Students should work closely with their academic adviser to assist with major elective course planning.

 

Health Science Major Elective List* - Columbus Campus

Health Science Major Elective List* - Online Program

*Courses in this list are subject to change.

Required Minor

Required Minor

The Health Sciences program requires completion of a minor. A minor typically consists of 12+ credit hours and sometimes can overlap with GE courses. Major/minor course overlap will not be allowed. Students with an Associate Degree are not required to complete a minor. 

Students interested in attending medical, dental optometry or PA school should consider pursuing the biology minor in order to meet both the minor requirement and to fulfill graduate school prerequisites.

View Complete List of Minors

Suggested Scheduling Plan

Suggested Scheduling Plan

The following plan demonstrates how students may complete the Health Sciences program in 8 semesters. The semester and year in which some courses are placed can be adjusted to meet the individual needs of students.

Year 1 (32 hours)

Autumn:
  • HTHRHSC 1100 (1)
  • Math 1150 or Higher* (5)
  • Chemistry 1210 (5)
  • Psychology 1100 (3)
  • GE (3)

*Students who do not test into Math 1150 or do not have math credit will require an adjusted schedule based on the results of the math placement test. 


Spring:
  • Chemistry 1220 (5)
  • Sociology 1101 (3)
  • Biology 1113 (4)
  • English 1110 (3)

Year 2 (31 hours)

Autumn: 
  • Anatomy 2300.04 (4)
  • HTHRHSC 2500 (3)
  • GE (3)
  • Major Elective/Minor (3)

Spring:
  • Statistics 1350 or 1450 (3)
  • EEOB 2520 (3)
  • GE (3)     
  • Elective (3)
  • Minor Course (3)

Year 3 (32 hours)

Autumn:
  • HTHRHSC 3000 — Intro to Health Prof (1)
  • HTHRHSC 5300 — Mgt and HR for Health Prof (3)
  • HTHRHSC 3400 — Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (3)
  • HTHRHSC  5500 — Intro to Pathophysiology (4)
  • Minor Course (3)  
  • Major Elective (3)
Spring:
  • HTHRHSC 5900 — Research (3)
  • HTHRHSC 3500 — Critical Phases of Life (3)
  • HTHRHSC 5370 — Health Care Delivery (3)
  • Major Elective or Minor Course (3)
  • GE (3)

Year 4 (31 hours)

Autumn:
  • HTHRHSC 4000 — Ethical Decision Making (3)
  • HTHRHSC 4400 — Individual Differences in Client Populations (3)
  • PUBH-Epi 2410 — Intro to Study of Populations (3)
  • Major electives (3)
  • Minor Courses (3)
Spring:
  • HTHRHSC 4370 — Community Influence and HTHRHSC (3)
  • HTHRHSC 4300 — Contemporary Topics in Health and Society(3)
  • Major Electives (3)
  • Minor Courses (3)
  • GE (3)


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