University Studies (B.S.) Health Sciences Concentration
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: University Studies
Concentration: Health Sciences
Total Hours: 120
The Health Sciences concentration allows students to explore select health sciences including Biology, Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work. Depending on the student’s interest, this degree can be tailored to include courses required for entry into Lamar University’s Nursing program. Students interested in using this degree as a foundation for graduate/professional school should consult their advisor(s) for methods to align coursework options for specific programs of advanced study.
120 semester hours minimum; 2.000 cumulative GPA minimum.
- 42 hours within general education core curriculum
- 36 hours within general electives block
- Students intending to enter the pre-Nursing program must opt into the pre-Nursing track, which is shared with the general electives block.
- 42 hours within advanced electives block
- All courses applied to the advanced electives block must have a letter grade of C or better.
- A minimum of 12 hours of senior (4000) level coursework is required within the advanced electives block.
- AASC 3301 Lifelong Learning and Portfolio Development, AASC 4301 Senior Seminar, and ENGL 3311 Professional Writing (or ENGL 3310 Technical Report Writing with approval) are required courses for the advanced electives block. Prerequisites for AASC 3301 Lifelong Learning and Portfolio Development include both ENGL 1301 Composition I and ENGL 1302 Composition II.
- Students declare a primary, a secondary, and a tertiary academic area; 12 hours are required for the primary and secondary areas while only 9 hours are required for the tertiary area. As early as possible, students should discuss their selection of academic areas and courses within each declared area with their academic advisors so that students are aware of course prerequisites, course rigor, course rotation/modality, etc.
- Academic areas and their respective course options are listed here:
- Medical Biology: BIOL 3428 Comparative Anatomy, BIOL 3440 Advanced Physiology, BIOL 3470 Genetics, BIOL 4303 Medical Microbiology, BIOL 4404 Molecular Biology, BIOL 4405 Immunology, BIOL 4410 Parasitology, BIOL 4411 Biomedical Technology and Applications, BIOL 4413 Medical Neuroscience, BIOL 4470 Cell Biology/Histology, BIOL 4490 Comparative Physiology; BIOL 4101 Special Topics, BIOL 4201 Special Problems in Biology, BIOL 4300 Undergraduate Problems, and BIOL 4301 Biology Special Topics—can be considered when the topic is degree related.
- Psychology: PSYC 3320 Psychology of Personality, PSYC 3330 Psychology of Social Interaction, PSYC 3340 Industrial Psychology, PSYC 3370 Child & Adolescent Psychology, PSYC 3390 Positive Psychology, PSYC 4301 Special Topics, PSYC 4310 Sensation and Perception, PSYC 4320 Abnormal Psychology, PSYC 4360 Learning and Cognition, PSYC 4380 Behavioral Neuroscience, PSYC 4390 Psychopharmacology.
- Social Work: Two required SOWK 4320 Seminar--(topics to be selected by student) and choice among SOWK 3300 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I, SOWK 3320 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II, SOWK 3340 Soc Welfare Policy & Services, and SOWK 3360 Promoting Social Justice.
- Health Sociology: SOCI 3311 Medical Sociology, SOCI 4310 Population Problems, SOCI 4325 Aging Population and Health, SOCI 4335 Global Health Disparity, SOCI 4342 Epidemiology and Global Health; SOCI 4300 Seminar in Sociology—can be considered when the topic is degree related