Health Sciences, B.S.

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
Critical Thinking3
Introductory Psychology (CT) (recommended)
Critical Thinking3
Introductory Sociology (CT) (recommended)
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103Fund Speech-Communication3
Core II Mathematics3
Core II Physical/Natural Science4
Core II Humanities3
Core II Social Science (PSY 201 recommended)3
Introductory Psychology (CT) (recommended)
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
HP 420 Cap graduation image Allied Health Sciences Admin (WI)3
HP 320Intro to Res in Health Prof (WI)3
Multicultural or International 3
Introductory Sociology (CT) (recommended)
HP 490 Bison image Capstone3-6
Major-Specific
HP 110Intro to the Health Profession3
HP 210Health Sciences Seminar3
HP 240Intro to Human Diseases in HS3
HP 320Intro to Res in Health Prof (WI)3
HP 420 Cap graduation image Allied Health Sciences Admin (WI)3
HP 490 Bison image Capstone3-6
SWK 203 Bison image Intro To Social Work3
HS 200 Bison image Comp Medical Terminology (CT)3
HS 201 Cap graduation image Intro Appl Anat & Physiol3
Select two of the following:6-8
Intro to Public Health
Intro to Epidemiology
Global Health (CT)
Principles of Biology
Microbiol & Human Disease
Nutrition
Special Topics in HP
Survey of Economics
STA 225 Bison image Introductory Statistics (CT)3
300/400 Restricted Elective3
300/400 Restricted Elective3
300/400 Restricted Elective3
300/400 Restricted Elective3
300/400 Restricted Elective3
300/400 Restricted Elective3
Restricted Elective4
Restricted Elective3
Restricted Elective3
Restricted Elective3
Restricted Elective3
Restricted Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective1

Major Information

  •  Students are required to know and track their degree requirements for graduation or for entrance to a professional school.
  • Course offerings and course attributes are subject to change semesters. Please consult each semesters schedule of courses for availability and attributes.
  • The Health Sciences degree consists of 120 college credit hours.
  • Students may declare the B.H.S. major on admission to the university. Students in the program must maintain a 2.0 grade point average. A maximum of three D’s in the Health Sciences required courses will be accepted toward the degree.
  • A list of approved restricted electives is available in the COHP Student Services Offices and from the academic advisors. Any courses not listed that students wish to take as electives must be approved in advance by the academic advisor.
  • A minimum of 37 hours of restricted electives are required. 18 hours must be upper division (300- or 400-level) (maximum of 27 hours of College of Business courses).

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Four Year Plan

The Health Sciences major offers an interdisciplinary approach designed to develop a strong foundation of core skills in preparation for advanced education in a variety of health careers. All students gain knowledge about critical aspects of health: physical and cognitive function, disease and disability, contemporary public health challenges and opportunities, professional communication, the scientific bases of health care knowledge, and ethical and professional issues associated with our complex health care system. Students learn from accomplished faculty across the disciplines in the College of Health Professions and study side by side with other students who aspire to make a difference in people’s lives.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
CMM 103 Fund Speech-Communication 3
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
Core II Mathematics 3
HP 110 Intro to the Health Profession 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
HS 201 Cap graduation image Intro Appl Anat & Physiol 3
HS 200 Bison image Comp Medical Terminology (CT) 3
Core II Social Science (CT) 3
Introductory Psychology (CT) (recommended)  
Select one of the following: 3-4
Intro to Public Health  
Intro to Epidemiology  
Global Health (CT)  
Principles of Biology  
Microbiol & Human Disease  
Nutrition  
Special Topics in HP  
Survey of Economics  
CT, MC/I 3
Introductory Sociology (CT) (recommended)  
 Credit Hours15-16
Second Year
First Semester
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition 3
Core II Humanities 3
HP 240 Intro to Human Diseases in HS 3
Core II Physical/Natural Science 4
Core II Fine Arts 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
Select one of the following: 3-4
Intro to Public Health  
Intro to Epidemiology  
Global Health (CT)  
Principles of Biology  
Microbiol & Human Disease  
Nutrition  
Special Topics in HP  
Survey of Economics  
HP 210 Health Sciences Seminar 3
SWK 203 Bison image Intro To Social Work 3
Restricted Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15-16
Third Year
First Semester
Statistics 3
Restricted Elective 4
300/400 Restricted Elective 3
300/400 Restricted Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
HP 320 Intro to Res in Health Prof (WI) 3
300/400 Restricted Elective 3
300/400 Restricted Elective 3
Restricted Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
HP 420 Cap graduation image Allied Health Sciences Admin (WI) 3
300/400 Restricted Elective 3
Restricted Elective 3
Restricted Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
HP 490 Bison image Capstone 3-6
300/400 Restricted Elective 3
Restricted Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours12-15
 Total Credit Hours120-125