Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Health Sciences (Nutrition 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 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.

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. Apply management theories and business principles to deliver programs and services.
  2. Conduct culturally competent interactions with clients, colleagues, and staff.
  3. Plan an effective health education/promotion program.
  4. Develop an effective evaluation plan for a health education/promotion program.
  5. Effectively communicate with a range of audiences 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 Associate of Applied Science

Electives transferred15-45
Total SCHs15-45

 Courses Required for Major

HS 3413Epidemiology3
HS 4363Consumer Health3
HS 4743Needs Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation for Health Professionals3
Nutrition Emphasis12
Select four courses from the following:
Introduction to Nutrition
Community Nutrition
Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle
Ecology of Foods and Nutrition
Sports Nutrition
Culture and Food
Trends and Controversies in Nutrition and Food Sciences
Health Sciences Electives - select 12 SCH from HS, NFS, PUBH, HCA courses12
Total SCHs33

Recommended Plan of Study

Degree requirements should be able to be completed in two years. See your advisor for an individual Plan of Study.