Bachelor of Science, Major in Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science, Major in Health Sciences
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 28
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
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 2, 54
BIOL 2404Human Anatomy & Physiology II 54
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I 24
or CHEM 1406 Inorganic & Envir Chemistry
KINE 2115Lifetime Health and Wellness 41
MATH 1314Pre Calculus Algebra 13
or MATH 1410 Elementary Functions
or MATH 1420 Calculus I
MATH 1370Intro Biomedical Statistics3
or MATH 3379 Statistical Mthods in Practice
or MATH 1342 Elementary Statistics
PSYC 1301Introduction To Psychology 33
PSYC 3374Development Psychology3
Major: Foundation
HLTH 1360Fund Hlth Promo & Hlth Careers3
HLTH 2372Health & Medical Terminology3
HLTH 2383Multicultural Health Issues3
HLTH 2391Human Diseases3
HLTH 3350Principles of Public Health3
HLTH 3355US Health Care Systems3
HLTH 3360Epidemiology3
HLTH 4393Prof Prep Health Careers 63
HLTH 4394Internship Program 63
Major: Prescribed Electives 7, 8, 9
From the list below, select 41 hours of electives (21 hours must be 3000 or 4000 level). Students may not count more than 20 credit hours of science and math as electives; the remainder must be from outside science and math. 41
Minor: Not Required 10,11
Total Hours120
1

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

2

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

3

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

4

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

5

BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 may be used as a transfer course for this requirement; please see SAM Center advisor for more details.

6

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

7

Select 41 hours of track specific requirements not to exceed 20 combined credit hours of science and math . Must complete 42 credit hours of advanced credit (3000-4000).

8

Pre-nursing and pre-chiropractic students should take BIOL 2420 or BIOL 3470 Fall of second year.

9

Pre-nursing students must take FACS 2362.

10

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours will be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

11

The following minor cannot be paired with this degree program: Minor in Health.

Prescribed Electives
BIOL 1406General Biology I4
BIOL 1407General Biology II4
BIOL 1411General Botany4
BIOL 1413General Zoology4
BIOL 2420Intro Applied Microbiology4
BIOL 2440Introductory Cell Biology4
BIOL 3450Introductory Genetics4
BIOL 3470General Microbiology4
BIOL 4350Immunology3
BIOL 4360Genetic Anlys of Human Disease3
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II4
CHEM 2323
CHEM 2123
Organic Chemistry I: Lecture
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
4
CHEM 2325
CHEM 2125
Organic Chemistry II: Lecture
and Organic Chemistry II: Lab
4
CHEM 3438Biochemistry I4
COMS 1361Public Speaking3
COMS 3372Interpersonal Health Comm3
COMS 4386Family Communication3
COUN 3321Intro To Helping Relationship3
COUN 3322Career Development3
COUN 3331Intro To Principles Of Counsln3
COUN 3332Therapeutic Play Skills3
COUN 4379Wellness Counseling3
ECHE 3313Early Childhood Cognition3
ENGL 3330Intro to Technical Writing3
FACS 2362Nutrition3
FACS 3369Family Relationships3
FACS 4333Child Dev & Guidance3
FORS 3420Hum Osteol Analys of Hum Bone4
HLTH 1366Lifestyle and Wellness3
HLTH 3361Health Planning & Evaluation3
HLTH 3380Drug Use and Abuse3
HLTH 3382Child & Adolescent Health3
HLTH 3390Family Life & Sex Education3
HLTH 4117Practicum1
HLTH 4365Health Care Policy3
HLTH 4367Economics for Health Managers3
HLTH 4371Patient Navigation3
HLTH 4375Health Laws and Ethics3
HLTH 4380Global Health3
HLTH 4387Community Health3
HLTH 4390Environmental Health3
HLTH 4394Internship Program3
KINE 2330First Aid & CPR - Am Red Cross3
KINE 3362Functional Kinesiology3
KINE 3364Motor Learning3
KINE 3367Lifespan Motor Development3
KINE 3373Physiology of Exercise3
KINE 4362Biomechanical Analysis3
MATH 1316Plane Trigonometry3
MATH 1420Calculus I4
MCPA 4381Social Marketing for PR & Adv3
PHIL 4333Bioethics3
PHIL 4371Death and Dying3
PHYS 1301
PHYS 1101
General Phy-Mechanics & Heat
and General Physics Laboratory I
4
PHYS 1302
PHYS 1102
Gen Phy-Snd,Lght, Elec, & Mag
and General Physics Laboratory II
4
PSYC 3331Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 3333Physiological Psychology3
PSYC 3365Close Relationships3
PSYC 3374Development Psychology3
SOCI 1301Principles Of Sociology3
SOCI 3341Marriage And The Family3
SOCI 3365Sociology Of Health & Illness3

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.

BIOL 2402 requires a grade of “C” or higher in BIOL 2401 and CHEM 1406.

BIOL 2404 requires a "C" or higher in BIOL 2403.

BIOL 3470 requires the prerequisite of BIOL 1411, BIOL 1413, BIOL 2440, CHEM 1412 .

COMS 4386 requires COMS 2386.

ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 are prerequisites for ENGL 3330.  

FACS 3369 requires Junior standing.

FACS 4333 requires Junior standing or permission of instructor.

HLTH 3350 and HLTH 4387 requires 55 credit hours completed.

HLTH 3360 requires a prerequisite of one of the following: MATH 1342MATH 1370, MATH 3379, or STAT 3379.

HLTH 4380, HLTH 4390, and KINE 4366 requires Junior standing.

HLTH 4393 requires 12 hours of Health.

HLTH 4394 is the required prerequisite of HLTH 4393 with a C or better.

KINE 3362 requires a prerequisite of BIOL 2401 or BIOL 2403 and 60 credit hours.

MATH 1316 or MATH 1410 or MATH 1420 are prerequisites for PHYS 1101 and PHYS 1301. A grade of “C” or higher is required for courses.

KINE 3362 requires Sophomore standing.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BIOL 24031, 24BIOL 240424
ENGL 130133CHEM 1411 or 140614
HIST 130143KINE 211561
HLTH 13603MATH 1370, 1342, or 33793
MATH 1314, 1410, or 142053PSYC 130163
 16 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area V83Component Area IV83
Component Area IX83HIST 130243
ENGL 130233HLTH 23723
HLTH 23913HLTH 23833
POLS 230593POLS 230693
 15 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Prescribed Electives10, 11, 126HLTH 33603
HLTH 33503HLTH 4393123
HLTH 33553Prescribed Electives10, 11, 129
PSYC 33743 
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Prescribed Electives10, 11, 1215HLTH 4394133
 Prescribed Electives10, 11, 1211
 15 14
Total Hours: 120
1

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

2

BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 may be used as a transfer course for this requirement; please see SAM Center advisor for more details.

3

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

4

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

5

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

6

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

7

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

8

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

9

Either Component Area IV, Component Area V, or Component Area IX can be taken. 

10

Select 41 hours of track specific requirements not to exceed 20 combined credit hours of science and math . Must complete 42 credit hours of advanced credit (3000-4000).

11

Pre-nursing and pre-chiropractic students should take BIOL 2420 or BIOL 3470 Fall of second year.

12

Pre-nursing students must take FACS 2362.

13

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

Prescribed Electives
BIOL 1406General Biology I4
BIOL 1407General Biology II4
BIOL 1411General Botany4
BIOL 1413General Zoology4
BIOL 2420Intro Applied Microbiology4
BIOL 2440Introductory Cell Biology4
BIOL 3450Introductory Genetics4
BIOL 3470General Microbiology4
BIOL 4350Immunology3
BIOL 4360Genetic Anlys of Human Disease3
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II4
CHEM 2323
CHEM 2123
Organic Chemistry I: Lecture
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
4
CHEM 2325
CHEM 2125
Organic Chemistry II: Lecture
and Organic Chemistry II: Lab
4
CHEM 3438Biochemistry I4
COMS 1361Public Speaking3
COMS 3372Interpersonal Health Comm3
COMS 4386Family Communication3
COUN 3321Intro To Helping Relationship3
COUN 3322Career Development3
COUN 3331Intro To Principles Of Counsln3
COUN 3332Therapeutic Play Skills3
COUN 4379Wellness Counseling3
ECHE 3313Early Childhood Cognition3
ENGL 3330Intro to Technical Writing3
FACS 2362Nutrition3
FACS 3369Family Relationships3
FACS 4333Child Dev & Guidance3
FORS 3420Hum Osteol Analys of Hum Bone4
HLTH 1366Lifestyle and Wellness3
HLTH 3361Health Planning & Evaluation3
HLTH 3380Drug Use and Abuse3
HLTH 3382Child & Adolescent Health3
HLTH 3390Family Life & Sex Education3
HLTH 4117Practicum1
HLTH 4365Health Care Policy3
HLTH 4367Economics for Health Managers3
HLTH 4371Patient Navigation3
HLTH 4375Health Laws and Ethics3
HLTH 4380Global Health3
HLTH 4387Community Health3
HLTH 4390Environmental Health3
HLTH 4394Internship Program3
KINE 2330First Aid & CPR - Am Red Cross3
KINE 3362Functional Kinesiology3
KINE 3364Motor Learning3
KINE 3367Lifespan Motor Development3
KINE 3373Physiology of Exercise3
KINE 4362Biomechanical Analysis3
MATH 1316Plane Trigonometry3
MATH 1420Calculus I4
MCPA 4381Social Marketing for PR & Adv3
PHIL 4333Bioethics3
PHIL 4371Death and Dying3
PHYS 1302
PHYS 1101
Gen Phy-Snd,Lght, Elec, & Mag
and General Physics Laboratory I
4
PHYS 1301
PHYS 1102
General Phy-Mechanics & Heat
and General Physics Laboratory II
4
PSYC 3331Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 3333Physiological Psychology3
PSYC 3365Close Relationships3
PSYC 3374Development Psychology3
SOCI 1301Principles Of Sociology3
SOCI 3341Marriage And The Family3
SOCI 3365Sociology Of Health & Illness3

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.

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours will be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

The following minor cannot be paired with this degree program: Minor in Health.

BIOL 2402 requires a grade of “C” or higher in BIOL 2401 and CHEM 1406.

BIOL 2404 requires a "C" or higher in BIOL 2403.

BIOL 3470 requires the prerequisite of BIOL 1411, BIOL 1413, BIOL 2440, CHEM 1412.

COMS 4386 requires COMS 2386.

ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 are prerequisites for ENGL 3330.  

FACS 3369 requires Junior standing.

FACS 4333 requires Junior standing or permission of instructor.

HLTH 3350 and HLTH 4387 requires 55 credit hours completed.

HLTH 3360 requires a prerequisite of one of the following: MATH 1342MATH 1370, MATH 3379,or STAT 3379.

HLTH 4380, HLTH 4390, and KINE 4366 requires Junior standing.

HLTH 4393 requires 12 hours of Health.

HLTH 4394 is the required prerequisite of HLTH 4393 with a C or better.

KINE 3362 requires a prerequisite of BIOL 2401 or BIOL 2403 and 60 credit hours.

MATH 1316 or MATH 1410 or MATH 1420 are prerequisites for PHYS 1101 and PHYS 1301. A grade of “C” or higher is required for courses.

KINE 3362 requires Sophomore standing.

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 BS in Health Sciences is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • ​Recognize and identify specific health and social needs of diverse populations.
  • Make informed decisions relative to the political, economic, social, legal, and ethical issues that influence the health care profession.
  • Employ proactive skills and competencies in the areas of preventive health and wellness.
  • Analyze data to make good programmatic decisions.
  • Synthesize the body systems and their relationship to diseases and disorders as they serve as determinants of health.