Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (Public Health)

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120    
Major: 58 sch        

HLTHSTUD.BS         CIP Code: 51.1504.00

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 Semester Credit Hours42

Courses Required for Major

HS 1363Introduction to Health Education3
HS 2013Health Communications3
HS 2813Introduction to Global Health (GP)3
HS 3033Medical Terminology3
HS 3053Community Health3
HS 3073Health Promotion Program Planning and Design3
HS 3083Program Evaluation in Health Promotion3
HS 3383Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Informatics3
HS 3413Epidemiology3
HS 3433Current Trends in Population Health and Health Informatics3
HS 4563Overview of Public Health Surveillance3
HS 4353Grant Writing in Health Education3
HS 4473Professionalism and Ethics in Health Care3
HS 4583Health Care in Multicultural Settings3
HS 4121Preparation for Internship in Health Education1
HS 4123Internship in Health Education (Students must enroll in 4 sections totaling 12 semester credit hours)12
Select 3 semester credit hours from the following Health Studies electives (Must be upper level):3
Health Aspects of Human Sexuality
Drugs and Human Health
History and Principles of Health Education
Health Promotion for Children
Environmental Health and Safety Education
Health Aspects of Aging
Consumer Health
Psychosocial Aspects of Mental Health
Stress Management Techniques
Total Semester Credit Hours58

Other Requirements

ZOOL 2033
ZOOL 2031
Human Anatomy and Physiology
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
4
SOWK 2813Human Behavior and the Social Environment3
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology (may be applied from core)3
PSY 1603Developmental Psychology3
or PSY 2513 Abnormal Psychology
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition3
SPAN 1013Elementary Spanish3
HS 4911Independent Study1
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I (may be applied from core)3
Total Semester Credit Hours23

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement. 

First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
Wellness/Mathematics CAO2
HS 3383Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Informatics3
HS 3433Current Trends in Population Health and Health Informatics3
BIOL 1023Environmental Biology BIOL 23063
 Semester Credit Hours 18
SpringTCCN
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
HS 1363Introduction to Health Education3
BIOL 1013Human Biology3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
HS Elective 2 (Upper Level)3
ZOOL 2033
ZOOL 2031
Human Anatomy and Physiology
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
4
HS 2013Health Communications3
HS 3133Perspectives on Women's Health3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
SpringTCCN
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology PSYC 23013
Creative Arts3
HS 3033Medical Terminology3
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition HECO 1322, BIOL 13223
HS 3053Community Health3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Third Year
FallTCCN
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
HS 4563Overview of Public Health Surveillance3
HS 4473Professionalism and Ethics in Health Care3
HS 3073Health Promotion Program Planning and Design3
HS 3413Epidemiology3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 1342, MATH 14423
PSY 1603 or 2513Developmental Psychology PSYC 23143
HS 2813Introduction to Global Health3
HS 4583Health Care in Multicultural Settings3
SOWK 2813Human Behavior and the Social Environment3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
HS 3083Program Evaluation in Health Promotion3
HS 4353Grant Writing in Health Education3
HS 4121Preparation for Internship in Health Education1
HS Elective 1 (Upper Level)3
HS 4911Independent Study1
SPAN 1013Elementary Spanish3
 Semester Credit Hours 14
SpringTCCN
HS 4123Internship in Health Education3
HS 4123Internship in Health Education3
HS 4123Internship in Health Education3
HS 4123Internship in Health Education3
 Semester Credit Hours 12
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120