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


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 (SCH) of WECM (workforce education) and a minimum of 12 SCH 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 SCH in health sciences courses, and any electives needed in order to complete the 120 SCH needed for graduation; 36 upper-level SCH 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 SCH transferred to TWU will be removed from the TWU transcript.

Marketable Skills

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."

  1. Effectively plan a health education/promotion program.
  2. Effectively evaluate a health education/promotion program.
  3. Effectively communicate with a range of audiences in a health education/promotion setting.
  4. ​Effectively demonstrate ethical and professional responsibilities in a health education/promotion setting.


All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH): 120   

Major: 33 SCH      

Program Code: HLTHSCIENCES.BAAS   CIP Code: 51.0000.00

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
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
POLS 2013U.S. National Government3
POLS 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 4363Consumer Health3
HS 4473Professionalism and Ethics in Health Disciplines3
HS 4743Needs Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation for Health Professionals3
Health Studies Emphasis (Select four of the following) 12
Introduction to Public Health
Medical Terminology
Community Health Assessment
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
Total SCHs33

Recommended Plan of Study

See an academic advisor for an individualized plan.