HEALTH SCIENCE, BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS), 2021-2022

The Bachelor of Science degree in health science is a 47- to 48-credit-hour professional degree program that prepares graduates for admission to a clinical education program. Students complete a curriculum that provides a foundation in health services delivery, population health assessment and leadership. Additional program content includes an introduction to public health, health services management, aging studies and ethics. This program requires a mix of science and mathematics courses that support admission requirements for a variety of clinical education programs.

GEN ED FOUNDATION COURSES

Foundation courses must be complete with a C (2.0) grade within the first 48 hours of college coursework.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 101 College English 1
ENGL 102 College English 2
COMM 111 Public Speaking
MATH 111 College Algebra
 or MATH 112 Pre-Calculus Math 3

 GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • General education coursework below is waived for students who have earned a prior bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Transfer students should confirm general education needs with a CHP academic advisor.
  • Students who have completed an AA or AS through a Kansas Community College may choose to fulfill general education requirements by completing two 300-level TIER 3 courses at Wichita State University (see WSU curriculum below). These courses must represent two subject areas.
  • www.wichita.edu/generaleducation
WSU GEN ED CURRICULUM
  • All students may follow this curriculum. 
  • At least 9 credit hours must be numbered 300 or higher.

DIVISIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Complete one course in each division (12 credit hours):

  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Math/Natural Science

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Complete four courses chosen from at least two of the four divisions above. (12 credit hours)

First-year students must complete a first-year seminar.

KBOR GEN ED CURRICULUM

Transfer students may choose the Kansas Board of Regents curriculum if:

  • Admitted to WSU as a transfer student
  • 24 or more credit hours of college credit was completed after high school graduation

KBOR GEN ED CURRICULUM

  • Fine Arts/Humanities (1st subject)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities (2nd subject)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities (3rd subject)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities (any subject)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (1st subject)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (2nd subject)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (3rd subject)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (any subject)
  • Math and Natural Science with lab (1st subject)
  • Math and Natural Science (2nd subject)
  • Math and Natural Science needed to reach 9 credit hours of MNS

HEALTH SCIENCE INTRODUCTION COURSES (17-18 credits)

 

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
AGE 100 Intro to Aging Studies
*HP 105 Intro to Public Health
HP 201 Exploring the Health Professions 3
HP 203 or HP 303 Medical Terminology 2-3
*HP 310 Intro to U.S. Health Services System 3
*PHIL 327 Bioethics 3

 HEALTH SCIENCE CORE COURSES (15 credits)

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
*HP 408 Leadership in Self and Society
PHS 325 Intro to Epidemiology
PHS 344 Role of Culture in Health Care 3
PHS 356  Intro to Health Policy and Administration 3
PHS 410 Health Communication 3

 MATH AND NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES (15 credits)

Select a minimum of 15 credit hours from the following courses.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ECON 231 Business Statistics
HP 330  Cancer Perspectives & Controversies
HPS 490  Physiology of Exercise 3
HPS 762  Statistical Concepts in HPS 3
MLS 311 Biochemistry 3
PHYS 111 Introductory Physics 4
PHYS 131 Physics for Health Sciences 3
PHYS 213 General College Physics I 5
PHYS 214 General College Physics II 5
PSY 301 Psychological Statistics 3
STAT 370 Elementary Statistics 3
BIOL, CHEM, HS, MATH Any course numbered 200 or higher 3-5
BIOL, CHEM, HS, MATH Any course numbered 200 or higher 3-5
BIOL, CHEM, HS, MATH Any course numbered 200 or higher 3-5
BIOL, CHEM, HS, MATH Any course numbered 200 or higher 3-5
BIOL, CHEM, HS, MATH Any course numbered 200 or higher 3-5

OPEN ELECTIVES (36-58 credits)

Students must complete sufficient credits to fulfill graduation requirements. These credits can include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Additional science prerequisite coursework required for graduate program
  • Courses toward a minor area of study (consider Health Management or Public Health)

 

PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO

Health Science majors are required to complete a professional portfolio component prior to graduation. Activities include:

  • Research and service learning
  • Volunteer participation
  • Professional development
  • Interprofessional education

CHP and WSU GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Earn credit for 120 cumulative hours. 
  • Earn credit in a minimum of 60 hours at a 4-year institution. 
  • Earn credit in a minimum of 45 hours of upper-division coursework. Elective hours are likely necessary to fulfill this requirement.
  • Complete all general education requirements.
  • Maintain an overall, WSU, and program GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • At least 24 of last 30 or 50 of last 60 credit hours must be completed at WSU.