Health Science - Degree Completion

Bachelor of Arts

A major in Health Science in meant to provide a bridge between study in the natural sciences and the application of science principles to diverse health-related professions. Full-time faculty members in the Department of Health Science are also professors in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

As part of its continuing growth in Health Science education, La Roche College has established the BA in Health Science, begininning in the fall semester of 2008.  The BA in Health Science is designed to meet the needs of those students already credentialed health professionals who are seeking to complete at Bachelor's degree.  The major in Health Science combines study in natural and health sciences with liberal arts study through the Core Curriculum.  The Health Science major also offers general elective credits, which a student can use to add a second major, or a minor, to further one's background in the sciences or liberal arts.
 This program is for individuals who maintain active certification in one of the following health professions:

  • Radiography[R.T.(R)from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists]
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology [R.T.(N) from the A.R.R.T.]
  • Radiation Therapy[R.T.(T) from the A.R.R.T.]
  • Sonography {R.D.M.S. from the American Registry in Diagnostic Medical Sonography]
  • Respiratory Therapy [C.R.T. from the National Board for Respiratory Care]
  • Medical Laboratory Technician [M.L.T. from the American Society for Clinical Pathology]

To successfully complete the Health Science Degree Completion major, the following coursework is required:

  • 18 credits of Health Science Requirements
  • 30 credits of CORE Curriculum courses
  • 15 credits for active Certification in one of the Health Science Areas
  • 45 credits for science courses leading to certification- Associates Degree or Hospital Program
  • General Elective credits are dependent on transfer credits

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

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