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. Coursework 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.
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.
Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."
- Effectively plan a health education/promotion program.
- Effectively evaluate a health education/promotion program.
- Effectively communicate with a range of audiences in a health education/promotion setting.
- Effectively demonstrate ethical and professional responsibilities in a health education/promotion setting.
All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.
Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH): 120
Major: 33 SCH
Program Code: HLTHSCIENCES.BAAS; CIP Code: 51.0000.00
Texas Core Curriculum
|ENG 1013||Composition I||3|
|ENG 1023||Composition II||3|
|Life & Physical Sciences||6|
|Language, Philosophy, & Culture||3|
|HIST 1013||History of the United States, 1492-1865||3|
|HIST 1023||History of the United States, 1865 to the Present||3|
|POLS 2013||U.S. National Government||3|
|POLS 2023||Texas Government||3|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences||3|
|CAO: Women's Studies||3|
|CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics||3|
Courses Required for Major
|HS 4473||Professionalism and Ethics in Health Care||3|
|HS 4583||Health Care in Multicultural Settings||3|
|HS 4743||Needs Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation for Health Professionals||3|
|Health Studies Emphasis (Select 12 SCH)||12|
|Introduction to Health Education|
|Perspectives on Women's Health|
|Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Informatics|
|Environmental Health and Safety Education|
|Current Trends in Population Health and Health Informatics|
|Occupational Risk Assessments|
|Electives (12 SCH selected with Advisor)||12|