Health Studies

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Studies

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete the following core curriculum (120 credits):

  • 40 credits of General Education Requirements: WRT 104 105 or 106; COM 100; BIO 106; CHM 100 or 103; PSY 113; PHL 101; and MTH 107, 108, 131, 141.
  • 28/31 credits of core courses including HLT 100, HLT 200, HLT 450; KIN 123; KIN/BIO 122; PHL 314; PHP 405; STA 307 or PSY 300; and COM 202, 208, 210, or 251.
  • 18-24 credits (6 courses) from one of the following specializations: global and environmental health; health promotion; or health services
  • 25-31 credits of free electives


You must select a minimum of 18-24 credits (6 courses) from one of the following specialization areas. At least 4 courses must be at the 300 or 400 level. Courses selected must be from at least three different disciplines/departments.

Minor and Certificate Programs and Areas of Study

We encourage you to use free elective credits to complete an internship in a career related setting. These credits can also be used toward a certificate programs or minor areas of study, or to take additional courses related to their area of interest. Some examples include:

  • Worksite Health Promotion
  • Population/Agency Health promotion
  • Communications/Media/Activism
  • Philosophical and Historical Perspectives
  • Gerontology Minor
  • Hunger Studies Minor
  • Leadership Minor
  • Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate
  • International Development Minor
  • International Relations Minor
  • Asian Studies Minor
  • Sustainability Minor

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