Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Degree Plan

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The Bachelor of Health Sciences curriculum provides the depth of knowledge and background theory necessary to understand not only how the human body functions in health and disease, but also how its environment – both physical and social – play major roles in health and disease.

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Year 1 Core Course Requirements
ANAT 100Anatomy of the Human Body3.00
GLPH 171Social and Physical Determinants of Health and Disease3.00
HSCI 190Introduction to Statistics for the Health Sciences 13.00
IDIS 173The History and Philosophy of Health and Healthcare3.00
PHAR 100Introductory Pharmacology3.00
PHGY 170Human Cell Physiology3.00
Total Units18.00
Year 1 Option Course Requirements6.00
BIOL 102Fundamentals of Biology: Molecular and Cell Biology3.00
BIOL 103Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems3.00
CHEM 112General Chemistry6.00
or CHEM 113 General Chemistry I (with Virtual Laboratory): From Atoms to Matter
or CHEM 114 General Chemistry II (with Virtual Laboratory): Thermodynamics and Kinetics
ENGL 100Introduction to Literary Study6.00
IDIS 199The Science of Mental Health, Well-being, & Resiliency3.00
MATH 121Differential and Integral Calculus6.00
or MATH 123 Differential and Integral Calculus I
or MATH 124 Differential and Integral Calculus II
PATH 120Understanding Human Disease in the 21st Century3.00
PHYS 117Introductory Physics6.00
or PHYS 118 Basic Physics
PSYC 100Principles of Psychology6.00
WRIT 120Fundamentals of Effective Writing3.00
WRIT 125Fundamentals of Academic Essay writing3.00
Year 1 Electives *6.00


Year 2 Core Course Requirements
BCHM 270Biochemical Basis of Health and Disease3.00
HSCI 270Fundamentals of Health Research Methodology3.00
GLPH 271Global and Population Health3.00
MICR 270Infection, Immunity and Inflammation 23.00
or MICR 271 Introduction to Microbiology
PHGY 215Principles of Mammalian Physiology l3.00
PHGY 216Principles of Mammalian Physiology ll3.00
Total Units18.00
Year 2 Option Course Requirements6.00
BCHM 218Molecular Biology3.00
CHEM 281General Organic Chemistry I (with Virtual Laboratory)3.00
CHEM 282General Organic Chemistry II3.00
or CHEM 285 General Organic Chemistry II (with Virtual Laboratory)
HLTH 230Basic Human Nutrition3.00
or HSCI 230 Nutrition And Health
IDIS 280Interprofessional Approaches in Healthcare3.00
MICR 290Antibiotic Resistance Lab3.00
PHGY 290Investigation of Human Physiological Responses3.00
Year 2 Electives *6.00


Year 3 Core Course Requirements
BCHM 370Genetics and Genomics3.00
IDIS 373Health Ethics, Law, and Policy3.00
PATH 310Introduction to Pathology and Molecular Medicine3.00
PHAR 370Fundamentals of Pharmacology and Therapeutics3.00
REPD 372Reproduction and Development3.00
Total Units15.00
Year 3 Option Course Requirements9.00
ANAT 309Functional Histology3.00
ANAT 380Clinically Relevant Human Anatomy3.00
BMED 381Clinical Biochemistry3.00
BMED 390Integrative Laboratory Course3.00
or LISC 390 Integrated Life Science Laboratory I
LISC 391Integrated Life Sciences Laboratory3.00
CANC 380Evolutionary Biology of Cancer3.00
GLPH 385Biohacking & Gerontechnology3.00
MICR 320Microbes in Health and Disease3.00
MICR 386Fundamentals of Immunology in Health and Disease3.00
HSCI 383Advanced Research Methodologies3.00
PHAR 380Drug and Environmental Toxicology3.00
Year 3 Electives *6.00


Year 4 Core Course Requirements
GLPH 471Advanced Global and Population Health3.00
REPD 473Developmental Origins of Health And Disease3.00
Total Units6.00
Year 4 Option Course Requirements18.00
BCHM 482Proteomics and Metabolomics3.00
BMED 483Advanced Topics In Infectious Diseases3.00
CRSS 454Cardiovascular Sciences3.00
GLPH 472Special Populations: Neonatal to End-of-Life-Care3.00
GLPH 493Global Health Practice3.00
HSCI 591Health Sciences Research: Design and Methods3.00
HSCI 592Health Sciences Research: Design and Methods3.00
HSCI 593Health Sciences Research: Data Collection and Interpretation3.00
HSCI 594Health Sciences Research: Data Collection and Interpretation3.00
HSCI 595Health Sciences Research: Data Collection and Interpretation3.00
HSCI 598Advanced Health Sciences Research: Design and Methods6.00
HSCI 599Advanced Health Sciences Research: Data Collection and Analysis6.00
IDIS 480Advanced Interprofessional Approaches in Healthcare3.00
NSCI 483Neurobiology of Learning and Memory3.00
PHAR 480Drug Discovery and Development3.00
Year 4 Electives *6.00

TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED                                                                                                                                               120.0

Note: Students who complete QUIP or a certificate require more than 120.0 units to satisfy their degree requirements. For specific unit requirements please reach out to our Academic Advisors.