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B.S. in Health Systems, Health Promotiion Pictured :: Desmond Atem :: Pre-Nursing :: Kumba, Cameroon (hometown)

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

with a concentration in Health Promotion
Degree Requirements (120 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise stated.

General Education
  • For a more detailed description of the IU South Bend general-education curriculum, see a list of approved classes.
  • All courses certified as meeting the campuswide general-education requirements are designated in the Schedule of Classes.
  • General Education courses will primarily be taken during the first two years of study.

Campuswide Curriculum (39 cr.)
Fundamental Literacies (19 cr.)
  • Writing :: ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I
  • Critical Thinking :: PHIL-P 140 Introduction to Ethics
  • Oral Communication :: SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking
  • Vsual Literacy :: Select from approved course list
  • Quantitative Reasoning :: Select from approved course list
  • Information Literacy :: COAS-Q 110 Introduction to Information Literacy (1 cr.)
  • Computer Literacy :: CSCI-A 106 Introduction to Computing

Common Core Courses (12 cr.)
  • Human Behavior and Social Institutions
  • Natural World
  • Literary and Intellectual Traditions
  • Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity

Contemporary Social Values (8 cr.)
  • Non-Western Cultures :: Select from approved course list
  • Diversity in United States Society :: SOC-S 161 Principles of Sociology
  • Health and Wellness :: HPER-N 220 Nutrition for Health (2 cr.)

Biological, Life, and Social Sciences (21 cr.)

Biological, Life, and Social Sciences courses will primarily be taken during the first two years of study, giving students the ability to apply to the professional nursing or dental hygiene programs.

  • CHEM-C 102 Elementary Chemistry 2
  • MICR-M 250 Microbial Cell Biology
  • MICR-M 255 Microbiology Laboratory (2 cr.)
  • PHSL-P 261 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (5 cr.)
  • PHSL-P 262 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (5 cr.)
  • PSY-P 103 General Psychology

Health Sciences Core (33 cr.)

Note :: Courses listed with "Pending Approval" are not yet authorized to be taught at IU South Bend

The Health Sciences Core will begin with a First Year Seminar during the first semester. This will be taken along with the General Education courses and introduce students to Health Systems. All Health Sciences students will take the 33 credit hours of the Health Sciences Core over the four years of study.  After the first two years of General Education, students will determine which of the three Health Sciences Concentrations they will complete. Each of the concentrations are offered as minors and post-degree certificates (courses are indicated with an asterisk (*). 

  • HSC-A 491 Internship in Health Sciences (Pending Approval)
  • HSC-H 101 Introduction to Health Sciences
  • HSC-H 201 Alternative Careers in Health Sciences (Pending Approval)
  • HSC-H 401 Needs and Capacity Assessment
  • HSC-H 411 Promoting Health Behavior (Pending Approval)
  • HSC-H 434 Diseases of Diverse Populations (Pending Approval)
  • HSC-H 492 Research in Health Sciences
  • HSC-H 499 Senior Seminar in Health Sciences
  • HSC-L 230 Health Care Delivery Systems
  • HSC-W 210 Current Issues in Health Care
  • HSC-W 314 Ethics and Health Professionals (Pending Approval)

Health Promotion Concentration Core (18 cr.)

Note :: As of November 2014, courses are not authorized to be taught at IU South Bend

  • DHYG-E 443 Public Health Education Methocs; OR
  • DHYG-H 412 Global Health
  • HSC-F 366 Health Problems in the Community * (Pending Approval)
  • HSC-H 322 Epidemiology and Biostatistics * (Pending Approval)
  • HSC-H 325 Foundations of Health Education * (Pending Approval)
  • HSC-H 327 Introduction to Community Health *
  • HSC-H 331 Environmental Health * (Pending Approval)

Health Promotion Electives (9 cr.)

Courses listed will allow the student to tailor the degree to their interests

  • NURS-B 219 Pharmacology
  • NURS-K 300 Transcultural Health
  • PSY-P 220 Drugs and Behavior
  • PSY-P 303 Health Psychology
  • PSY-P 325 Psychology of Learning
  • PSY-P 327 Psychology of Motivation
  • SOC-S 163 Social Problems
  • SOC-S 314 Social Aspects of Health and Medicine
  • SOC-S 316 The Family
  • SOC-S 331 Sociology of Aging

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