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Health Science


Bachelor of Arts

A major in Health Science is meant to provide a bridge between study in the natural sciences and the application of science principles to diverse health-related professions.
The B.A. in Health Science is designed to meet the needs of two groups of students: 1)undergraduates preparing for post-baccalaureate study in a health profession; and 2)those already credentialed health professionals who are seeking to complete a Bachelor's degree. For both categories of students, the major in health science combines study in the natural sciences with liberal arts study through the Core Curriculum. The health science major also offers substantial general elective credits, which a student can use to add a second major or a minor, or to further one's background in the sciences or liberal arts.

Health Science Option 1 Major is meant to prepare students for health profession study in graduate school. For example, this option is suitable for undergraduates preparing to attend graduate programs in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Clinical-Nutrition Dietetics, Health Information Management, and Physician Assistant at another institution.

To successfully complete the Health Science (Option 1) major the following coursework is required:

  • 40 credits of Science and Mathematics Component
  • 18 credits of Health Science Component
  • 34 credits of CORE Curriculum courses
  • 28 credits of General Electives

A minimum of 120 credits are required for degree, the last 30 of which must be earned at La Roche College.

Health Science Component: Select 18 credits

HSCU1005 Introduction to Health Professions
HSCU3015 Biology of Aging
HSCU3021 Human Pathophysiology I
HSCU3025 Exercise Physiology & Sports Nutrition
HSCU3041 Human Pathophysiology II
HSCU3045 Pharmacology for Health Science
HSCU3050 Health Assessment in Health Science
PHIL3027 Biomedical Ethics
PSYC2015 Health Psychology
PSYC3035 Physiological Psychology
  Science and Mathematics Component: 40 credits

BIOL1000 Life Science-Lab
BIOL1001 Life Science
BIOL1015 Microbiology for Health Sciences
BIOL1015L Microbiology for Health Sciences-Lab
BIOL1020 Medical Terminology
BIOL1023 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL1023L Human Anatomy & Physiology I-Lab
BIOL1024 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL1024L Human Anatomy & Physiology II-Lab
CHEM1007 Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM1008 Principles of Chemistry I-Lab
CHEM1017 Principles of Chemistry II
CHEM1018 Principles of Chemistry II-Lab
MATH1010 College Algebra
MATH1040 Probability and Statistics
NSCI1025 Normal and Clinical Nutrition
PHYS1010 Physics for Health Sciences
PHYS1010L Physics for Health Science-Lab