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.
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."
- Apply management theories and business principles to deliver programs and services.
- Conduct culturally competent interactions with clients, colleagues, and staff.
- Plan an effective health education/promotion program.
- Develop an effective evaluation plan for a health education/promotion program.
- Effectively communicate with a range of audiences 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
|Life & Physical Sciences
|Language, Philosophy, & Culture
|History of the United States, 1492-1865
|History of the United States, 1865 to the Present
|U.S. National Government
|Social & Behavioral Sciences
|CAO: Women's Studies
|CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics
Completed Associate of Applied Science
Courses Required for Major
|Professionalism and Ethics in Health Disciplines
|Needs Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation for Health Professionals
|Select four courses from the following:
|Introduction to Nutrition
|Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle
|Ecology of Foods and Nutrition
|Culture and Food
|Trends and Controversies in Nutrition and Food Sciences
|Electives (selected with Advisor)