School of Allied Health
Program in Health Science
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Brenda Smith
Phone: (915) 747-8214
The Health Science Degree prepares graduates to function as health professionals in health education and health promotion settings such as community health agencies, public health agencies, private business, and public schools. Students complete a common core of courses in Health Science and then select a minor in Allied Health, Community Health, Education, or other approved areas. The curriculum is designed to provide a broad general educational base as well as the basic skills, experiences, and professional competencies specific to the practice of health education/health promotion. Other professional responsibilities include acting as a resource person in health education and communicating the health and health education needs, concerns, and resources of a community. Graduates of this 131 semester hour program function in planning, implementing, evaluating, and coordinating health education promotion programs and activities in a variety of settings.
Certified Allied Health professionals see the Health Science Program Coordinator for a degree plan. These students may receive transfer credit for up to 62 semester hours earned in the student's associate degree program toward this degree. Professional foundation courses may account for up to 24 semester hours of this total transfer.
B.S. in Health Science Degree Plan (131 semester hours)
* Certified Allied Health professionals see the Health Science Program coordinator for a degree plan. These students may receive transfer credit for up to 66 semester hours earned in the student's associate degree program toward this degree. Professional foundation courses may account for up to 24 semester hours of this total transfer credit.
- General Foundations (62 hours)
- ENGL 1311 or ESOL 1311, ENGL 1312 or ESOL 1312, and ENGL 3359
HIST 1301 and HIST 1302
POLS 2310 and POLS 2311
MATH 1320 or higher
BIOL 1305, BIOL 1107, BIOL 2311, BIOL 2111, BIOL 2313, BIOL 1213
CHEM 1407 and CHEM 1408 or CHEM 1305/CHEM 1105, and
CHEM 1306/CHEM 1106
COMM 1301 or COMM 1302
Humanities (3 credit hours selected from menu)
Visual and Performing Arts (3 credit hours selected from menu)
Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 credit hours selected from menu)
Institutionally Designated Option (3 credit hours selected from menu)
- Electives (15 hours)
- 12 hours must be upper division.
- Health Science Core (36 hours)
- Required HSCI courses: (24 hours)
- 1301, 2302, 3301, 3303, (3304 or 3307), 3305, 4303, 4306
- Designated Electives: (12 hours)
- Students completing a Community Health Minor must select HSCI 3311,
3315, and courses not designated for this minor.
HSCI 2203 and KIN 2102, HSCI 2309, 3302, 3306, 3307, 3308, 3310, 3311,
3315, 3320, 4304, 4307, 4308, 4311.
- Minor Field (18 hours, nine of which must be upper division)
- Approved minor fields: Allied Health, Community Health, Education,
- others in the area of Business, Liberal Arts, and Science as approved by the College of Health Sciences
- Community Health Minor
- HSCI 3302, 4304, 4307, 4311, 4600
- Education Minor
- Students selecting health education for secondary school teaching must confirm general education and professional education requirements with the Coordinator of the Health Science Program and the Certification Office in the College of Education. Students completing an Education minor must select HSCI 4301.
- Health Science Minor (not available to students majoring in Health Sciences)
- HSCI 1301, HSCI 2302, HSCI 3301, HSCI 3303, plus six hours selected from HSCI 3304 or HSCI 3307, HSCI 3305, HSCI 4303, and HSCI 4306