Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences is designed for students who are ready to prepare for a career in the healthcare field or to move up to a senior leadership position if the student is a healthcare professional. Students can select from two tracks. The first is the administrative track. This track is designed to prepare of advance students in specific administrative and certified allied healthcare careers. The second is the general track. The general track is specifically designed for the working allied healthcare provider who may have earned a recognizable certification and/or completed military training.

 

Why Earn a Health Sciences Degree?

Prepare for 4 nationally accredited healthcare certifications

This degree provides the option to sit for the following nationally accredited certifications:

  • Cardiac Rhythm Analysis Technician
  • Certified Billing and Coding Specialist
  • Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

Completion of the core classes will satisfy the minimum certification examination requirements. Certified testing centers not affiliated with UIW will offer the exam and award the certification upon successful completion.

Receive credit for prior training experience

Students who have 18 or more credits in the allied health field or appropriate military training can transfer their credits into this degree program to fulfill the general studies concentration.

Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum (42-46 hours)

Completion of 46 semester hours of UIW Core Curriculum.

Core Major Curriculum (25 hours)

  • BIOL 1401 Diversity of Life and Laboratory
  • HSCI 2310 Health Science I
  • HSCI 2320 Health Science II
  • HSCI 3330 Legal Issues in Healthcare
  • HSCI 3350 Epidemiology and the Health Sciences
  • HSCI 4310 Healthcare Policy
  • HSCI 4320 Biostatistics and the Health Sciences
  • HSCI 4330 Health Sciences Research Methods

Major Curriculum (30 hours from the following)

  • HSCI 2312 Medical Terminology
  • HSCI 2315 Medical Coding
  • HSCI 2317 Medical Insurance Practice
  • HSCI 2327 Introduction to the Electronic Health Record
  • HSCI 2330 HIPAA Compliance and Certification
  • HSCI 2340 Information Technology Systems
  • HSCI 3305 Basic Cardic Rhythm Interpretation
  • HSCI 3310 Healthcare Organizations and Administration
  • HSCI 3315 Introduction to Administrative Medical Assisting
  • HSCI 3317 Healthcare Communication
  • HSCI 3320 Healthcare Data Management
  • HSCI 3340 Third Party Payment Systems
  • HSCI 3355 Healthcare Ethics and Law

Business Core Curriculum (21 hours)

  • ACC 2311 Financial Accounting
  • FIN 3321 Business Finance
  • BLW 3317 Legal Aspects of Business
  • MGT 3340 Concepts/Functions of Management
  • MGT 3354 Theo/Conc Personnel Management
  • MGT 4340 Applied Management Practice
  • MGT 4355 Organizational Behavior

Elective Coursework

Elective courses will be selected to complete the 120 hour requirement for the degree as needed. Check with your Academic Advisor to check on your total hour count.

Community Service (45 hours)

45 hour of community service is required as part of the degree.

Core Curriculum (42-46 hours)

Completion of 46 semester hours of UIW Core Curriculum.

Lower-Level Health Science Core Curriculum (10 hours)

  • BIOL 1401 Diversity of Life and Laboratory
  • HSCI 2310 Health Sciences I
  • HSCI 2320 Health Sciences II

Upper-Level Health Science Core Curriculum (15 hours)

  • HSCI 3310 Healthcare Org/Administration
  • HSCI 3321 Information Systems/Health Sciences
  • HSCI 3330 Legal Issues in Healthcare
  • HSCI 3340 Third Party Payment Systems
  • HSCI 3350 Epidemiology and Public Health
  • HSCI 4310 Healthcare Policy
  • HSCI 4320 Biostatistics/Health Sciences
  • HSCI 4340 Capstone in Health Sciences

Allied Health Hours (18 qualifying hours minimum)

The General/Military track is designed for the working allied healthcare practitioner who may have previously earned a recognizable specialty certification and/or completed military training and experience, but desires an associate degree.

Courses consist of transfer college work or appropriate military experience credit in an area of allied health science. Consult with your academic adviser to determine if you have qualifying courses.

Elective Coursework

Elective courses will be selected to complete the 120 hour requirement for the degree as needed. Check with your Academic Advisor to check on your total hour count.

Community Service Hours (45 hours)

45 hour of community service is required as part of the degree.