The health care and social assistance industry is projected to create about 28 percent of all new jobs created in the U.S. economy by 2020. This industry—which includes public and private hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, and individual and family services—is expected to grow by 33 percent, or 5.7 million new jobs.” –U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bachelor of Science degree in health services is an interdisciplinary degree completion program designed for allied health professionals who already have received their technical education and licensure in diagnostic medical sonography, radiological technology, or respiratory therapy, and for community college graduates who already have completed a designated allied health profession associate’s degree. The core of this flexible program provides students with communication and management skills and broadens students’ understanding of health-related issues.
Students must earn a minimum of 120 credits to complete the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in health services. Of this total, the degree consists of 12 credits of required health services courses and up to 24 credits of professional courses, with the remainder consisting of general education courses and electives.
• Licensed diagnostic medical sonographers, radiological technologists, and respiratory therapists will be awarded 24 professional education credits. Credits earned at other colleges or universities will be evaluated for transfer.
• Graduates who have earned an associate’s degree with an allied health profession major such as diagnostic medical sonographer, dietetic technician, health information technology, medical laboratory technician, nuclear medicine technology, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapy assistant, radiation therapy technology, radiologic technologist, respiratory therapy, or surgical technologist will be awarded up to 24 professional education credits. Graduates of designated programs with which the College of General Studies has a transfer credit agreement can, in some cases, transfer more than the 60 credits from a two-year college, speeding up the time to degree completion. Please check with an academic advisor for specifics related to your associate’s degree program.
A minimum of 12 credits, or four courses, are required as follows:
Students choose two courses from the following list:
|NUR 1765||Risk Factors and Health||3|
|PHIL 1360||Biomedical Ethics||3|
|PSY 1215||Health Psychology||3|
|SOC 0477||Medical Sociology||3|
|SOC 1450||Health and Illness||3|
Students choose one course from the following list:
|BUSERV 1915||Introduction to Management||3|
|HRS 1009||Organizational Theory and Behavior||3|
|PUBSRV 1100||Practices in Public Administration||3|
|PUBSRV 1120||Human Resources Management in the Public Sector||3|
|PUBSRV 1200||Practices of Nonprofit Management||3|
|PUBSRV 1315||Managing Projects and Contracts||3|
Students choose one additional course from the health field or administration/management field lists above or else from the following list:
|COMMRC 0530||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|COMMRC 1102||Organizational Communication||3|
|COMMRC 1730||Special Topics in Communication: Health||3|
|HRS 1006||Introduction to Human Nutrition||3|
|PSY 1255||Priciples of Behavioral Modification||3|
|PSYED 1001||Introduction to Educational Psychology||3|
Requirements are subject to change. Many courses are available in an online format. Check with an academic advisor for course availability and additional elective options before registering.
Please see the Graduate School of Public Health Web site for information on early admission programs.