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Health Science Curriculum

You will take foundational courses that include University of the Sciences general education requirements, additional courses in the natural and/or social sciences, and courses focused on research methods and design. You will also take health science courses that relate to normal and abnormal development, structure and function; that relate to healthcare delivery; or that facilitate the development of the health science competencies.

While a portion of the curriculum is based on these required courses, you are also given the ability to establish, under the guidance of an academic advisor, an individualized curriculum focused in an area of health science. You will take specific courses related to an area of interest to prepare you for future employment or further education. Sample areas of concentration include healthcare business, healthcare writing, pre-medical, health science research, and community health/public policy.

The following is a typical curriculum for students entering University of the Sciences in Fall 2015; other students should refer to their advisor for their curricula.

First Year

General Biology I, II
Seminar for Health Science
Precalculus, General Calculus
Physical Education I, II
Writing and Rhetoric I, II
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology

Second Year

General Chemistry I, II
General Chemistry Lab I, II
Introduction to Communication
Multidisciplinary Inquiry Requirements
Humanities Discipline Requirements
General Education Electives
Health Science Concentration

Third Year

Health Science Research I, II
Health Science/Natural Science Electives

Fourth Year

Health Science Fieldwork
Health Science Concentration
Health Science Elective
Free Elective

Additional general education courses will be required as part of this program.

For detailed course descriptions and other information about the health science curriculum, see the University Catalog.

University Catalog
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