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) 4, 54
Degree Specific Requirements
BIOL 2403Human Anatomy & Physiology I 1, 64
FACS 2362Nutrition 73
KINE 2115Lifetime Health and Wellness 41
SOCI 2319Introduction To Ethnic Studies 23
Major: Foundation
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 8,93
HLTH 4394Internship Program 93
Major: Prescribed Electives
BCHS Electives
Select 13 hours of the following:13
Intro To Principles Of Counsln
Epidemiology 10
Family Life & Sex Education
Practicum
Health Informatics
Special Topics in Health
Death and Dying
Advanced courses in COUN, FACS, PHIL, PHYS or SOCI6
Minor: Required (Foreign Language) 11
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 523
Total Hours120
1

Course satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).

2

Course satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture).

3

Course satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences).

4

Course satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

5

Satisfies 3 semester credit hours of Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option). Options include ARAB 2311, FREN 2311, GERM 2311, SGNL 2311, and SPAN 2311.

6

BIOL 2401 may be used as a transfer course for this requirement; please see SAM Center advisor for more details.

7

FACS 1367 may be used as a transfer course for this requirement; please see SAM Center advisor for more details.

8

HLTH 4393 requires a prerequisite of the completion of 12 hours of HLTH course work.

9

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

10

MATH 1342 or MATH 1370 or MATH 3379 serve as a prerequisite for this course. 

11

All minors are excluded from pairing with this degree program with the exception of a Foreign Language minor. 

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

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 II3Component Area IV3
Component Area III4BIOL 240344
ENGL 130113ENGL 130213
HIST 130123HIST 130223
KINE 211531SOCI 231953
 14 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area V3BCHS Electives96
HLTH 13603HLTH 2383103
Minor6,73Minor6,73
POLS 230583POLS 230683
 12 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
FACS 23623Advanced level courses in COUN, FACS, PHIL, PSYC, SOCI3
HLTH 23723HLTH 23913
HLTH 33503HLTH 33923
HLTH 33553HLTH 43873
Minor6,73Minor Advanced 6,73
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BHCS Elective94Advanced level courses in COUN, FACS, PHIL, PSYC, SOCI3
HLTH 43653BHCS Elective93
HLTH 4371 or 43923HLTH 43753
HLTH 4393113HLTH 43943
Minor Advanced 6,73Minor Advanced 6,73
 16 15
Total Hours: 118
1

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communication).

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

3

Satisfies one hour of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

4

BIOL 2401 may be used as a transfer course for this requirement; please see SAM Center advisor for more details.

5

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture).

6

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option). Options include ARAB 2311, FREN 2311, GERM 2311, SGNL 2311, and SPAN 2311.

7

All minors are excluded from pairing with this degree program with the exception of a Foreign Language minor. 

8

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).

9

See, below listing of BCHS Elective Courses. 

10

Satisfies the requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences).

11

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

BCHS Elective Courses 9
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

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

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.

All minors are excluded from pairing with this degree program with the exception of a Foreign Language minor. 

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.