Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Health Sciences (Health Studies Emphasis)

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120   
Major: 33 sch        

HLTHSCIENCES.BAAS           CIP Code: 51.0000.00

The B.A.A.S. in Health Sciences is available for students who transfer to TWU from a community college with a minimum of 15 semester credit hours of WECM (workforce education) and a minimum of 12 semester credit hours of academic courses.  Course work must be completed prior to transfer.  To complete the B.A.A.S. degree at TWU, students will complete any additional core curriculum courses required for a four-year health sciences degree, 33 semester credit hours in health sciences courses, and any electives needed in order to complete the 120 semester credit hours needed for graduation; 36 upper-level semester credit hours will be required. Required courses for the B.A.A.S. degree are listed below.

Any student admitted to TWU for completion of the B.A.A.S. that decides to change majors will be required to re-apply to TWU for the degree and major desired. In such cases, technical semester credit hours transferred to TWU will be removed from the TWU transcript.

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Completed AAS

Electives transferred15-45
Total SCHs15-45

Courses Required for Major

HS 4473Professionalism and Ethics in Health Care3
HS 4583Health Care in Multicultural Settings3
HS 4743Needs Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation for Health Professionals3
Health Studies Emphasis (Select 12 sch) 12
Introduction to Health Education
Community Health
Medical Terminology
Perspectives on Women's Health
Environmental Health and Safety Education
Epidemiology
Occupational Risk Assessments
Current Trends in Population Health and Health Informatics
Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Informatics
Electives (12 sch selected with Advisor)12
Total SCHs33