Bachelor of Arts, Major in Bilingual Health Care Studies; Minor in Foreign Language

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Bilingual Health Care Studies; Minor in Foreign Language
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 18
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 23
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 33
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 44
Degree Specific Requirements
BIOL 2403Human Anatomy & Physiology I 1, 54
FACS 2362Nutrition 63
KINE 2115Lifetime Health and Wellness 31
SOCI 2319Introduction To Ethnic Studies 23
Major
HLTH 1360Fund Hlth Promo & Hlth Careers3
HLTH 2372Health & Medical Terminology3
HLTH 2383Multicultural Health Issues 33
HLTH 2391Human Diseases3
HLTH 3350Principles of Public Health3
HLTH 3355US Health Care Systems3
HLTH 3392Health Comm & Literacy3
HLTH 4365Health Care Policy3
HLTH 4371Patient Navigation3
or HLTH 4392 Problems in Health
HLTH 4375Health Laws and Ethics3
HLTH 4387Community Health3
HLTH 4393Prof Prep Health Careers 7, 83
HLTH 4394Internship Program 83
Electives
Select 13 hours of the following:13
Intro To Principles Of Counsln
Epidemiology 9
Family Life & Sex Education
Practicum
Health Informatics
Special Topics in Health
Death and Dying
3000 or 4000 level courses in SOCI, FACS, COUN, PHIL, or PHYS6
Minor in a Foreign Language Required
Students will take a minimum of 23 hours in Spanish, Arabic - Middle Eastern Studies, French, or German, and must include six hours of the advanced coursework in residence 1023
Total Hours120

Notes:

HLTH 4365 requires Junior Standing.

HLTH 3350 and HLTH 3355​ require a prerequisite of 55 hours completed.

HLTH 4366 requires a prerequisite of HLTH 3350.

HLTH 3392 requires the prerequisites of HLTH 1360.

HLTH 4394 requires a prerequisite of HLTH 4393 with a "C" or better. 

Students must earn a grade of "C' or better in HLTH 4393 and HLTH 4394.

HLTH 3360 requires a prerequisite of MATH 1342,  MATH 1370, MATH 3379, or STAT 3379.

HLTH 4393 requires a prerequisite of 12 completed hours of hours of HLTH coursework.

HLTH 4371 requires a prerequisite of HLTH 1360 and HLTH 2391.

Key Competency Areas

  • Assessing individual and community needs
  • Planning effective health education programs
  • Implementing health education programs
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of health education programs
  • Coordinating the provision of health education services
  • Acting as a resource person
  • Communication of health and health education needs
First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area II3BIOL 240344
Component Area III4ENGL 130213
ENGL 130113HIST 130223
HIST 130123SOCI 231953
KINE 211531WOLC 14114
 14 17
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area V3BCHS Elective76
HLTH 13603HLTH 238383
POLS 230563POLS 230663
WOLC 14124WOLC 231193
 13 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
FACS 236233000-4000 Foreign Language3
HLTH 237233000-4000 course in SOCI, FACS, COUN, PHIL, PHYS3
HLTH 33503HLTH 23913
HLTH 33553HLTH 33923
WOLC 23123HLTH 43873
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BHCS Elective74BHCS Elective73
3000-4000 Foreign Language33000-4000 Foreign Language3
HLTH 43653HLTH 43753
HLTH 4371 or 43923HLTH 43943
HLTH 43931033000-4000 course in SOCI, FACS, COUN, PHIL, PHYS3
 16 15
Total Hours: 120
BCHS Elective Courses 7
COUN 3331Intro To Principles Of Counsln3
HLTH 3360Epidemiology3
HLTH 3390Family Life & Sex Education3
HLTH 4117Practicum1
HLTH 4366Health Informatics3
HLTH 4395Special Topics in Health3
PHIL 4371Death and Dying3

Notes:

HLTH 4365 requires Junior Standing.

HLTH 3350 and HLTH 3355​ require a prerequisite of 55 hours completed.

HLTH 4366 requires a prerequisite of HLTH 3350.

HLTH 3392 requires the prerequisites of HLTH 1360.

HLTH 4394 requires a prerequisite of HLTH 4393 with a "C" or better. 

Students must earn a grade of "C' or better in HLTH 4393 and HLTH 4394.

HLTH 3360 requires a prerequisite of MATH 1342MATH 1370, MATH 3379, or STAT 3379.

HLTH 4393 requires a prerequisite of 12 completed hours of hours of HLTH course work.

HLTH 4371 requires a prerequisite of HLTH 1360 and HLTH 2391.

Key Competency Areas

  • Assessing individual and community needs
  • Planning effective health education programs
  • Implementing health education programs
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of health education programs
  • Coordinating the provision of health education services
  • Acting as a resource person
  • Communication of health and health education needs

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The course content of the BA in Bilingual Health Care Studies Program will prepare students with the following marketable skills.

  • Effectively communicate professional health information to patients and clients in need of medical services.
  • Conduct health and wellness activities and presentations to in the native language of the participants.
  • Develop health programs that include the cultural mores and ethno-medical practices of the target population.
  • Serve as a resource person to connect underrepresented populations to social, educational, and medical services in the community, state, and nation.
  • Act as culturally competent patient navigator for families and patients receiving medical care in health clinics, hospitals districts, health departments, and hospital systems.
  • Conduct health-related needs assessments to under-served  populations in communities. 
  • Develop valid and reliable evaluation strategies to determine the effectiveness of health programs, campaigns, and events.