B.S. Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences


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Be part of a team! The Health Sciences team, that is. The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences is a degree program for persons holding AA, AS or AAS degrees from an accredited two-year college, or the equivalent. A student holding an AA degree from a Florida community college and meeting all of the prerequisites can complete this degree in 60 semester hours. (18 hours Health Science major and 42 hours from one of the 7 specializations) Students not holding an AA from Florida will be required to meet UWF general studies and lower level requirements. Please see the UWF Catalog for details. Students entering the program without the prerequisite courses may be admitted to the program under the premise they will fulfill those requirements during the first two semesters. 

This program is open to all students including UWF and transfer students. The BSHS trains students on issues impacting the design and deployment of health information systems and basic legal fundamentals of health care and public health. Students in this degree also study advances in health sciences research and technology, and learn to apply their knowledge to guide sound business analysis and decision making in health care. Students can pursue a track in one of seven concentration areas, with five of these tracks available completely online!

CourseSem. Hours
PREREQUISITES = 16 sem. hours  
BSC1005/L General Biology for Non-Majors (+Lab) 4
MAC1105 College Algebra 3
PSY2012 General Psychology 3
STA2023 Elements of Statistics 3
CGS2570 Personal Computer Applications 3
I) PROGRAM - MAJOR/CORE COURSES = 18 sem. hours  
HSC3034 Adv. in Health Sciences Technology 3
HSC3535 Introduction to Medical Terminology 3
HSA4191 Health Information Systems 3
HSA4431 Business Analysis and Decision Making 3
BUL4602 Legal Fundamentals of Healthcare 3
HSC4050 Health Sciences Research Seminar 3
II) PROGRAM - SPECIALIZATIONS/CONCENTRATIONS (choose ONE) = 42 sem. hours  
C. Allied Health  
PCB4703 Human Physiology 3
GEY4001 Gerontology 3
HSC4551 Communicable and Degenerative Diseases 3
HSC4658 End-of-Life Ethics 3
NUR4177 Holistic Healthcare 3
NSP4545 Drugs and the Human Body 3
HSC3555 Pathophysiology 3
PHC4101 Public Health 3
HSC4404 Medical Disaster Management 3
NUR3145 Pharmacology 3
PHC4363 Occupational Safety and Health in the Health Care Environment 3
Upper level approved electives (3) 9
E. Health Care Administration  
MAN3025 Management Fundamentals 3
MAR3023 Marketing Fundamentals 3
HSA4110 Health Care Policy and Administration 3
Choose one: 3
GEB3032 Business Found for Non-Bus Majors  
PHC4101 Public Health  
Choose one: 3
MAN3301 Human Resource Management  
PHC4341 Fundamentals of Occ. Safety & Health  
Choose one: 3
MAN4102 Management of Diversity  
HAS4192 Intro to Medical Informatics  
Upper level approved electives (8) 24
G. Health Care Professional  
ACG3082 Accounting for Non-Majors 3
ECO3003 Principles of Economic Theory 3
ENC3250 Professional Writing 3
HSC4658 End-of-Life Ethics 3
GEY4001 Gerontology 3
PHC4363 Occupational Safety and Health in the Health Care Environment 3
HSC4404 Medical Disaster Management 3
NUR3145 Pharmacology 3
NUR4177 Holistic Healthcare 3
Choose one: 3
PCB4703 Human Physiology  
HSC3555 Pathophysiology  
Upper level approved electives (4) 12
J. Public Health  
PHC4101 Public Health 3
HSC4404 Medical Disaster Management 3
MCB4276 Epidemiology of Infectious Disease 3
PHC4109 Scientific Basis of Public Health 3
PHC4140 Public Planning & Analysis 3
Choose one: 3
PHC4340 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene  
PHC4341 Fund. of Occup. Safety and Health  
PHC4363 Occup. Safety & Health in the Health Care Envir.  
Upper level approved electives (8) 24
III) ADVISOR APPROVED ELECTIVES  

Varies according to specialization. Any course used in a specialization for which the student is NOT enrolled may be used as an approved elective in the specialization for which the student IS enrolled. Additional coursework may be considered for fulfillment of this requirement upon review by the faculty. Students are encouraged to consider career specific minors and certificates courses in fulfillment of this requirement.

 
Public Health Cluster  
PHC4101 Public Health 3
PHC4109 Scientific Basis of Public Health 3
PHC4140 Public Planning & Analysis 3
PHC4340 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene 3
PHC4341 Fund. of Occup. Safety and Health 3
PHC4363 Occupational Safety & Health in the Health Care Env. 3
HSC4404 Medical Disaster Management 3
PHC4140 Public Planning & Analysis 3
BSC4854 Bioterrorism 3
Administration Cluster  
ENC3250 Professional Writing 3
ACG3082 Accounting for Non-Majors 3
ECO3003 Principles of Economic Theory 3
HSA4110 Health Care Policy and Administration 3
MAN3025 Management Fundamentals 3
MAR3023 Marketing Fundamentals 3
PLA4607 Wills, Estates, and Trusts 3
Pre-Clinical Cluster  
MC3020 Microbiology 3
GEY4001 Gerontology 3
PCB2131 Cell Biology 3
PCB4233 Immunology 3
MCB4276 Epidemiology of Infectious Disease 3
MLS3021 Introduction to Clinical Lab Sciences 3
NSP4426 The Healthy Woman 3
NSP4545 Drugs and the Human Body 3
NUR4177 Holistic Healthcare 3
PCB4703 Human Physiology 3
HSC3555 Pathophysiology 3
PHY2053 General Physics I 3
PHY2054 General Physics II 3
Informatics Cluster  
HSA4192 Intro to Medical Informatics 3
HSA4193 Electronic Clinical Record Systems 3
HSA4XXX Advanced Topics in Health Informatics 3

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Angela Hahn, PhD,
Academic Advisor and Assistant Program Director - BSHS
(850) 857-6004

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