Health and Health Sciences

Major in Biological Sciences: Health Sciences and minors in Health Care Management, Health and Medical Ethics, and Holistic Health Studies.
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The requirements listed on these pages may change by the year as programs and courses are added or altered. Archived Academic Catalogs for previous years can be viewed in pdf form here. These documents contains the specific academic requirements pertaining to those who entered the College before the current year.

Biological Sciences: Health Sciences Major (B.S.)

REQUIRED COURSES

All of the following:

HS 100 Introduction to Health Sciences (3 sem. hrs.)
PSY 101 General Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)
HS 290/390 Internship in Health Sciences (2-4 sem. hrs.)
HS 401 Senior Seminar in Health Sciences (4 sem. hrs.)
BIOL 130L Biology of Organisms (4 sem. hrs.)
BIOL 214L Anatomy and Physiology I (4 sem. hrs.)
BIOL 226L Genetics (4 sem. hrs.)
BIOL 310L Microbiology (4 sem. hrs.)
CHEM 107L General Chemistry (4 sem. hrs.)
CHEM 108L Chemical Analysis (4 sem. hrs.)
CHEM 213L Organic Chemistry I (4 sem. hrs.)
CHEM 214L Organic Chemistry II (4 sem. hrs.)

One of following (3 sem. hrs.):

SOC 151 Principles of Sociology (3 sem. hrs.)
SOC 228 Social Problems (3 sem. hrs.)

One of following (3-4 sem. hrs.):

MATH 111 Calculus I: Introduction to Calculus I (4 sem. hrs.)
MATH 112 Calculus II: Introduction to Calculus II (4 sem. hrs.)
MATH 151 Elementary Statistics (3 sem. hrs.)

Three of the following, from at least two different disciplines (9-12 sem. hrs.):

BIOL 304L     Vertebrate Zoology (4 sem. hrs.)
BIOL 309     Cellular Biology (3 sem. hrs.)
BIOL 312L     Molecular Biology (4 sem. hrs.)
BIOL 330L     Anatomy and Physiology II (4 sem. hrs.)
BIOL 331     Developmental Biology (3 sem. hrs.)
BIOL 324L     Animal Behavior (4 sem. hrs.)
CHEM 303     Medicinal Chemistry (3 sem. hrs.)
CHEM 323L     Biochemistry (4 sem. hrs.)
CHEM 326     Biochemical Pathways (3 sem. hrs.)
PHYS 111L     Fundamentals of Physics I ( 4 sem. hrs.)
PHYS 212L     Fundamentals of Physics II ( 4 sem. hrs.)
PSY 206     Health Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)
PSY 227     Abnormal Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)
PSY 242     Drugs and Behavior (3 sem. hrs.)
PSY 301     Child Clinical Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)
PSY 342     Biological Bases of Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)
PSY 343     Neuropsychology (3 sem. hrs.)

Health and Medical Ethics Minor

This minor (previously known as the science, health and values minor) provides students with an interdisciplinary perspective on the ethical and social, environmental, and economic justice issues in health care and medicine, including individual and public health, health administration and management, epidemiology and epidemics, medical research and development, and cultural variations in health care practice. The minor develops a foundation in scientific, sociocultural and philosophical approaches, provides an opportunity for independent study of an ethical issue of interest to the student, and requires an experiential examination of ethics within a health care setting.

The total number of courses required for the minor is 7 (18–23 semester hours).

Required Courses

All of the following (9-13 sem. hrs.):

    HME 290/390    Internship in Health and Medical Ethics (2–4 sem. hrs.)
    HME 399    Independent Study in Health and Medical Ethics (1–3 sem. hrs.)
    HS 100    Introduction to Health Sciences (3 sem. hrs.)
    PHIL 240    Ethics, Equality and Justice (3 sem. hrs.)

One of the following (3-4 sem. hrs.):

    BIOL 214L    Anatomy and Physiology I (4 sem. hrs.)
    BIOL 226L    Genetics (4 sem. hrs.)
    CHEM 303    Medicinal Chemistry (3 sem. hrs.)

Two of the following courses, selected from different disciplines (6 sem. hrs.):

    ANTH 270    Anthropology of Food (3 sem. hrs.)
    ECON 233     Economics of Health and Medical Care (3 sem. hrs.)
    PHIL 340    Ethics and the Environment (3 sem. hrs.)
    PSY 206     Health Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)
    PSY 214    The Psychology of Women (3 sem. hrs.)
    PSY 242     Drugs and Behavior (3 sem. hrs.)
    PSY 250    Human Sexuality (3 sem. hrs.)
    PSY 330    Indigenous Psychologies (3 sem. hrs.)
    PSY 338    Psychotherapy (3 sem. hrs.)
    PSY 343     Neuropsychology (3 sem. hrs.)
    SOC 200     Humans, Animals and Interaction (3 sem. hrs.)
    SOC 277     Social Inequality: Class and Ethnicity (3 sem. hrs.)
    SOC 315    Men and Masculinities (3 sem. hrs.)
    WGS 245     Body Politics (3 sem. hrs.)

Health Care Management Minor

The total courses required for Health Care Management minor is 7 (20-22 sem. hrs.).

REQUIRED COURSES

All of the following (17-19 sem. hrs.):

HS 100 Introduction to the Health Sciences (3 sem. hrs.)
HS 290/390 Experiential Learning (2–4 sem. hrs.)
BUS 201 Principles of Management (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 213 Principles of Accounting I (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 233 Economics of Health and Medical Care (3 sem. hrs.)
MATH 151 Elementary Statistics (3 sem. hrs.)

One of the following:

BUS 202 Principles of Marketing (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 214 Principles of Accounting II (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 230 Introduction to Human Resource Management (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 250 Innovation and Creative Problem Solving (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 sem. hrs.)
PSY 306 Introduction to Organizational Behavior (3 sem. hrs.)

Holistic Health Studies Minor

The minor in holistic health studies prepares students for careers in both mainstream and alternative health professions within the context of a liberal arts education. Through coursework across a variety of disciplines and at least one internship, students focus on sustainable, lifelong health, developing self-awareness and engagement with community while learning marketable skills.

Students completing the holistic health studies minor will build a foundation for further study, working toward such careers as: physical, occupational or mental health therapist; personal trainer; midwife; massage therapist; dance/yoga instructor; athletic or wellness coach; herbalist or nutritionist; or chiropractic or osteopathic medicine.

The number of courses required for the minor is 9 (comprising 20–24 semester hours).

REQUIRED COURSES

All of the following (9-11 sem. hrs.):

BIOL 214L Anatomy and Physiology I (4 sem. hrs.)
HS 100  Introduction to Health Sciences (3 sem. hrs.)
HHS 290/390  Internship in Holistic Health Studies (2–4 sem. hrs.)

Any two of the following (1 sem. hr.):

PE 105     Meditation for Stress Reduction (0.5 sem. hrs.)
PE 123    Yoga (0.5 sem. hrs.)
PE 124    Toning (0.5 sem. hrs.)
PE 125     Exercise and Weight Training (0.5 sem. hrs.)
PE 129    Beginning Horseback Riding (0.5 sem. hrs.)
PE 185    Beginning Shorin-ryu Karate (0.5 sem. hrs.)
PE 223    Intensive Yoga (0.5 sem. hrs.)

Any two of the following (6 sem. hrs.):

PSY 206    Health Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)
PSY 242    Drugs and Behavior (3 sem. hrs.)
PSY 250    Human Sexuality (3 sem. hrs.)
PSY 275     Positive Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)
PSY 330    Indigenous Psychologies (3 sem. hrs.)
PSY 338    Psychotherapy (3 sem. hrs.)
PSY 342    Biological Bases of Behavior (3 sem. hrs.)
PSY 370    Sensation and Perception (3 sem. hrs.)

Any two of the following (6 sem. hrs.):

PE 123    Yoga (.5 sem. hrs.)
PE 223    Intensive Yoga (.5 sem. hrs.)
DANC 106 Get Moving (3 sem. hrs.)
DANC 205 Modern Dance Technique I (2 sem. hrs.)
DANC 206 Ballet Technique I (1 sem.hrs.)
DANC 209 Jazz Dance Technique (1 sem hrs.)
DANC 305 Modern Dance Technique II (2 sem. hrs.)
DANC 306 Ballet Technique II (2 sem. hrs.)

Any two of the following, for a total of at least 4 credits (4-6 sem. hrs.)

ANTH 270    The Anthropology of Food (3 sem. hrs.)
CHEM 303    Medicinal Chemistry (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 233    Economics of Health and Medical Care (3 sem. hrs.)
FOOD 201    Gardening (1 sem. hr.)
PE 190    Nutrition and Women’s Health (1 sem. hr.)
RELG 375    Body and Soul: From Antiquity to Post-Modernity (3 sem. hrs.)
SOC 200    Humans, Animals and Interaction (3 sem. hrs.)
WGS 245    Body Politics (3 sem. hrs.)

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