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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Health Studies, BS (43-330) (120 hours)

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Major, Bachelor of Science Degree

UCM Health Studies prepares students to promote healthy behaviors with an interdisciplinary perspective in corporate settings, communities, and clinics.

By integrating health courses with business, psychology, criminal justice, nutrition, etc., Health Studies allows students to blend health and well-being into value-added research and education. Upon graduation, students are prepared for careers in community or workplace health with the option to pursue graduate school. In addition to the degree, students are eligible to register for the Certified Health Education Specialist certification and  could earn a minor or certificate at no additional cost. 

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies will:

  • Appraise personal health practices and professional health initiatives, uses goal-directed communication to incorporate various perspectives, media, and stakeholders.
  • Apply knowledge of health and wellbeing theories, disease processes, factors impacting human health, and health disparities to the logical implementation of safe, goal-directed health initiatives.
  • Apply program processes to implement and improve organizational and community initiatives; using research and data to describe, evaluate, and enhance population well-being.
  • Examine ethical, economic, and regulatory dimensions of global health care, health programming, and public health policy.

Health Studies, BS (43-330) (4 Year Guide)  

Approved Electives: 9 Semester Hours

Approved electives require approval from the Health Studies program which result in a minor, certificate or prepare students for a certification or graduate school program.

C or better required for all Approved Electives.

General Education Requirements: 29 Semester Hours

All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for the full listing of requirements. The following general education courses are required by this major:

C or better required for all courses that are also required in the Health Studies major requirements.

Free Electives: 5-6 Semester Hours

Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours

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