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Bachelor of Health Services (BHS) Curriculum

Course Details

*Curriculum pattern is subject to change

University Core Curriculum (44 credits)

Foundations of Communication (8 credits)
  • Public Speaking (4)
  • Rhetoric and Composition (4)
Math and Science (8 credits)
  • Math (4)
  • Applied or Lab Science (4)
Humanities (8 credits)
  • Literature (4)
  • History (4)
Philosophy, Theology and Ethics (12 credits)
  • Philosophy (4)
  • Theology (4)
  • Ethics (fulfilled by HS 311) (4)
Social Sciences (4 credits)
  • Social Science (4)
Visual and Performing Arts (4 credits)
  • Visual & Performing Arts (4)
Cultural Diversity (fulfilled with HS 310)

Service Learning (fulfilled with HS 411)

BHS Major Coursework (52 credits)

The following is a list of core courses that are required of all BHS majors. Completion of the major may only be part of your overall degree completion progress. Successful completion of the University Core and any applicable general elective credits are required to reach the minimum 128 credits required for degree completion.

Course descriptions are available in the catalog.

Interdisciplinary Studies Courses (8 credits)

  • HS 310 Interdisciplinary Research & Writing (4)
  • HS 311 Ethics & Society (4)

Health Services Core (44 credits)

  • HS 400 Introduction to Leadership in the American Healthcare System (4)
  • HS 401 Leadership in Health Organization (4)
  • HS 402 Epidemiology (4)
  • HS 404 Healthcare Policy and Law (4)
  • HS 405 Human Resource Management (4)
  • HS 406 Educational and Instructional System (4)
  • HS 407 Financial Resource Management (4)
  • HS 408 Healthcare Informatics (4)
  • HS 409 Evidence-based Practice in Healthcare (4)
  • HS 410 Project Management (4)
  • HS 411 Field Project (fulfills Service Learning requirement) (4)

Elective / Specialization Coursework (12 credits)

Specialization Options: Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Behavioral Health, Master of Science in Health Informatics

Course descriptions are available in the catalog.

Master of Public Health
  • MPH 611 Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotions (3)
  • MPH 612 Epidemiology (4)
  • MPH 635 Social Justice, Health Policy, Ethics, and Public Health Law (4)
  • MPH 699 Directed Study
Master of Science in Behavioral Health
  • MPH 622 Communicating for Healthy Behavior and Social Change (4)
  • MPH 636 Program Planning, Management and Evaluation (4)
Master of Science in Health Informatics
  • HS 608 Computer Science for Health Informatics Professionals (3)
  • HS 610 Perspectives on Health Informatics (3)
  • HS 615 Health Data Security, Privacy and Confidentiality (3)
  • HS 613 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Informatics (3)

ISA Essay Credits

Interdisciplinary Studies Assessment (ISA) credits are submitted on a rolling basis. (maximum of 21 credits)

General Electives

General electives are taken to reach the 128 credit minimum for degree completion. General electives may be taken from various areas of interest. Possible ways you may earn elective credits are PEAI approved transfer coursework (maximum 12 credits), adviser approved CLEP exams, ACE credits, Interdisciplinary Studies Assessment (ISA) essays, and/or USF Extended Education courses.