Health Sciences, BS

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences is an interdisciplinary degree program designed to provide students with a solid foundation for a career in community health or to pursue a professional graduate program. Students will gain board skills in research, healthcare delivery, health promotion, disease prevention and management, and ethical, legal, and cultural issues related to the health field.

Admission and Readmission Requirements

Students intending to enroll in the Health Sciences program must meet all University admission and academic requirements.

Students with an interest in seeking dental hygiene or nursing admission should follow the designated prerequisites for those programs. Separate application to these competitive admission programs is required upon completion of 60 hours of lower division requirements. Students not admitted to these competitive admission programs may continue with the Health Science degree.

A suspended student may apply for readmission to the Health Sciences Program immediately following his or her first semester of suspension. For a subsequent suspension, a student may apply for readmission following three semesters of suspension.

Suspended students seeking readmission must submit an Application for Readmission to the appropriate program. The department head will review the application and make a recommendation to the Dean, who will make the final decision. Positive recommendations for readmission must be based on clear and convincing evidence regarding the student's prospects for academic success following the period of suspension.

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)42
All Core Curriculum requirements for the Health Sciences degree are shown under Core Curriculum in the Graduation Requirements section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
It is recommended that students interested in the Dental Hygiene or Nursing programs should take the following courses as part of their Core Requirements: Area D1: CHEM 1151, CHEM 1151L, CHEM 1152, CHEM 1152L; Area D2: MATH 1401; Area E4: PSYC1101
Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F)
BIOL 1151Human Anatomy and Physiology I3
BIOL 1151LHuman Anatomy & Phys. Lab I1
BIOL 1152Human Anatomy & Physiology II3
BIOL 1152LHuman Anatomy & Phys Lab II1
HSCI 2111Intro to Health Care Environ.3
Lower Division Elective Courses
Choose seven hours of 1000 or 2000 level electives. 17
Students interested in the Dental Hygiene should take the following courses in Area F: BIOL 2250, BIOL 2250L, and SOCI 1101.
Students interested in Nursing should take the following courses in Area F: BIOL 2250, BIOL 2250L, and PSYC 2103.
Upper Division Major Requirements
HCMG 3101Intro to Health Systems Mgmt.3
HCMG 3701Intro to Epidemiology3
Choose one from the following:3
Applied Research
Nursing Research
Research for Evi Based Practic
HFMG 3110Personal Health & Wellness3
HLTH/NURS 3110Interactive Communication3
or HSCI 3113 Hlth Communication for Manager
HLTH 3341Cultural Diversity Health/III3
HLTH 3420Health Education3
HLTH 4330Nutrition3
or HFMG 4060 Personal Nutrition for Health
HSCI 4101Consumer Health3
HMSV 3501Organization & Admin Humn. Ser3
PSYC 3580Addictions3
Related Electives
Choose 21 credits from any 3000 or 4000 level course in DHYG, HCMG, HFMG, NURS, HSCI, and HLTH or from the approved PSYC and SOCI courses listed below: 221
Students interested in the Nursing program should take the following course: HLTH 3201 Pathophysiology.
Approved Psychology Electives
Interpersonal Comm & Helping
Social Psychology
Crisis Intervention
Abnormal Psychology
Health Psychology
Human Sexuality
Physiological Psychology
Death and Dying
Approved Sociology Electives
Drugs and Society
Sociology of Aging
HSCI 4900Health Sciences Seminar3
HSCI 4970Health Sciences Internship/Pra3
Total Credit Hours120

Other Program-Specific Graduation Requirements 

  1. Grades of D will not count toward graduation for Area F or for any upper division requirements.
  2. In order to receive the BS, degree, a student must complete a minimum of 30 hours in residency at Clayton State. Of these, at least 24 hours must be upper division courses within the program.
  3. Students must enroll in the 6-hr Internship/Practicum-Seminar sequencesHSCI 4900 Health Sciences Seminar and HSCI 4970 Health Sciences Internship/Pra,the last semester prior to graduation.
  4. Students must have a 2.00 Institutional GPA to enroll in this 6-hr Internship/Practicum-Seminar sequence.
  5. Students must have declare their major in the Health Sciences program to enroll in HSCI 4900 Health Sciences Seminar and HSCI 4970 Health Sciences Internship/Pra