Health Studies

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Health Services

medical record formsThis specialization provides you with a range of skills necessary for careers in the health care industry, with an emphasis on preparing you for roles within the health care workforce of tomorrow that do not involve direct patient care. Graduates will:

  1. possess foundational knowledge of human health and disease;
  2. gain an awareness and appreciation of how the current health systems serve those in need;
  3. understand economic principles and forces that influence the efficiency of health care service delivery and administration; and
  4. be capable of effectively communicating within organizations and with other stakeholders, orally and in written form.

Course Options

For the Health Services specialization, students must select a minimum of 18-24 credits (6 courses) from the list below. At least 4 courses must be at the 300 or 400 level. Courses selected must be from at least three different disciplines/departments.

Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
BPS 201 (3 cr) How Drugs Work
BPS 202 (3 cr) Maintaining Health in Age of Chemicals

Business
BUS 341 (3 cr) Organizational Behavior
BUS 342 (3 cr) Human Resources Management

Communication Studies
COM 351 (3 cr) Organizational Communication Skills
COM 361 (3 cr) Intercultural Communication
COM 402 (3 cr) Leadership and Motivation
COM 450 (3 cr) Organizational Communication Theory
COM 461 (3 cr) Managing Cultural Differences in Organizations

Economics
ECN 201 (3 cr) Principles of Economics: Microeconomics
ECN 360 (3 cr) Health Economics

Health Services Administration
HSA 360 (3 cr) Health Services Administration

Psychology
PSY 255 (3 cr) Health Psychology

Sociology
SOC 224 (3 cr) Health, Illness and Medical Care

Writing
WRT 306 (3 cr) Writing Health and Disability

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