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Health Sciences BS


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The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences is designed for students with an interest in human health leading to graduate study, or career advancement. The minimum 124 credit hour interdisciplinary curriculum provides a sound academic base in general education, biological and physical sciences, and health  sciences. Three tracks are available: pre-physical therapy, environmental health and safety, and general health sciences. The pre-physical therapy track is uniquely designed for entry into the University of Michigan-Flint’s Physical Therapy DPT  program. The track in environmental health and safety prepares graduates for positions in public sector settings, including local and state health departments; and in private sector positions such as chemical waste management, and workplace safety. The general health sciences track is available for students pursuing other health sciences professional programs (e.g., physician assistant, dentistry, medicine). For this track, careful course selection beyond B.S. in Health Sciences requirements should be made after consulting current, available information from the specific university professional program of interest.

The health sciences curriculum has four basic components: a) general education, b) biological/physical sciences, c) health sciences, and d) a track in pre-physical therapy, environmental health and safety or general health sciences.

Requirements.

  1. General education requirements (40 credits).
    1. Writing. ENG 111 , ENG 112 , ENG 345 .
    2. Humanities. COM 210 ; PHL 162  or PHL 168 .
    3. Fine Arts. (three credits to be selected by student).
    4. Social Sciences. PSY 100 , PSY 237 ; POL 120 .
    5. Mathematics. MTH 111 , MTH 120 .
    6. Computer Literacy. CIS 128 ; CSC 121 , CSC 151 .
  2. Biological/Physical Sciences (20 credits).
    1. BIO 111 , BIO 113 , BIO 167 , BIO 168 .
    2. PHY 143  .
  3. Health Sciences (23-24 credits).HCR 200 , HCR 300 , HCR 304 ; MTP 320  or MTP 321 ; PHS 302 , PHS 315 , PHS 420 , PHS 421 .
  4. Pre-physical therapy, environmental health and safety, or general health sciences track.

Pre-Physical Therapy Track (31 credits)

  1. HCR 119 , HCR 362 , HCR 376 , HCR 379 ; AGE 350 .
  2. CHM 260 , CHM 261 , CHM 262 , CHM 263 .
  3. PHY 145 .
  4. PTP 201 .
  5. PSY 309 .
  6. Electives to complete 124 credit hours.

Environmental Health and Safety Track (50-52 credits).

  1. BIO 326 .
  2. Two from: BIO 328 , BIO 425 , BIO 435 , BIO 436 .
  3. CHM 262 , CHM 261 , CHM 260 , CHM 220 , CHM 263 , CHM 350 , CHM 380 , CHM 382 , CHM 381 .
  4. ENV 289 ; GEO 151 , GEO 285 , GEO 303 ; RPL 485 , RPL 486 .
  5. PUB 422 .

General Health Sciences Track (42 credits).

  1. HCR 119 , HCR 362 , HCR 376 , HCR 379 ; AGE 350 .
  2. BIO 326 , BIO 328 .
  3. CHM 260 , CHM 261 , CHM 262 , CHM 263 , CHM 330 , CHM 333 , CHM 331 , CHM 332 .
  4. PHY 145 .

Final course selection should be based on requirements of specific university professional program of interest; (e.g., physician assistant, dentistry, medicine). Additional consultation with UM-Flint biology/chemistry advisors is encouraged.

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