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."
- Implement interventions to affect change and/or enhance wellness in diverse individuals and groups.
- Exhibit professionalism, ethics, and leadership for health professionals in both their job duties as well as their relationships with co-workers, other professionals, and patients/clients.
- Employ appropriate professional skills in a healthcare setting.
- Communicate instruction and appropriate health information to patients/clients.
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|
|Select 24 SCH from the following||24|
|Business Law and Ethics|
|Principles of Management|
|Human Resource Management|
|Management Information Systems|
|Principles of Marketing|
|Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders|
|Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Language|
|Oral Health Worldview|
|Special Topics (Intro to Oral Pathology)|
|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|
|Introduction to Nutrition|
|Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle|
|Ecology of Foods and Nutrition|
|Culture and Food|
|Trends and Controversies in Nutrition and Food Sciences|