Health Sciences Program Details


Tuition and fees

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Application deadlines:

Spring: Dec. 15

Summer: May 15

Fall: Aug. 1

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Application Requirements:

1. Admission to the University of Kansas

2. Official transcript from each college you have attended

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Curriculum and Requirements

Required courses:

Foundational Science Courses: 19 credit hours

Course name

Credit hours

KU code

BIOL 150: Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology, or other Biology course

3

BIOL 150

BIOL 152: Principles of Organismal Biology, or other Biology course

3

BIOL 152

CHEM 130: General Chemistry I
or CHEM 110: Introductory Chemistry

5

CHEM 130
or CHEM 110

MATH 101: College Algebra

3

MATH 101

MATH 365: Elementary Statistics

3

MATH 365

 

Health Sciences Core Courses: 32 credit hours

Course name

Credit hours

KU code

BIOL 240: Fundamentals of Human Anatomy

3

BIOL 240

BIOL 246: Principles of Human Physiology

3

BIOL 246

HMGT 310: Health Communication or
BTEC 310: Scientific Communications 

 

3

HMGT 310

or BTEC 310

HMGT 320: Applied Healthcare Law & Ethics or
BTEC 501: Biotechnology Ethics and Responsible Conduct of Research 

3

HSCI 488 or

BTEC 501

HSES 371: Medical Terminology for Health Professionals

3

HSES 371

BIOL/BSCI 400: Fundamentals of Microbiology
or BIOL 200: Basic Microbiology 

3

BIOL/BSCI  400
or BIOL 200

HSCI 340: Introduction to Public Health

3

HSCI 340

HMGT 305: Health Policy & Healthcare Systems

3

HMGT 305

HMGT 350: Professional Development in the Health Sciences 

2

HMGT 350

HSCI 315: Exploring Careers in Health Science / 
 

HSCI 415: Career Readiness in Health Sciences

3

HSCI 315

HSCI 415

 

Electives

Health Science Elective Courses: 24 credit hours from the following options

Course name

Credit hours

KU code

BIOS 704: Principles of Statistics in Public Health

3

BIOS 704

EVRN 543 Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks 

3

EVRN 543

HSCI 320: Principles of Nutrition

3

HSCI 320

HSCI 420: Nutrition through the Life Cycle 

3

HSCI 420

HSCI 421: Public Health Nutrition

3

HSCI 421

HSCI 422: Nutrition Assessment

3

HSCI 422

HSCI 440: Introduction to Epidemiology

3

HSCI 440

HSCI 441: Population Health

3

HSCI 441

HSCI 445: Introduction to Environmental Health

3

HSCI 445

HSES 308: Drugs and Diseases in Society

3

HSES 308

HSES 310: Research and Data Analysis in Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences

3

HSES 310

HSES 331: Sport and Exercise Nutrition  

3

HSES 331

HSES 489: Health and Human Sexuality  

3

HSES 489

SOC 424: Sociology of Health and Medicine        

3

SOC 424

SOC 425: Sociology of Global Health

3

SOC 425

 

General Electives or Minor

Students may choose 18 credit hours from an extensive list of interdisciplinary electives, and may qualify to earn a minor or certificate with select courses.


Course options include, but are not limited to: 
 

  • Clinical Trials Management Minor | (e.g. HMGT 500: Introduction to Clinical Trials Management, PMGT 305: Foundations of Project Management, HMGT 440: Applied Ethics in Clinical Trials and Healthcare, HMGT 460: Healthcare Law and Regulation)
  • Environmental Health Minor | (e.g. HSCI 445: Introduction to Environmental Health, HSCI 555: Adv Topics in Environmental Health, EVRN 410: Environmental Applications of Geographic Information Systems, EVRN 320: Environmental Policy Analysis)
  • Nutrition Minor | (e.g. HSCI 320 or HSES 330: Principles of Nutrition, HSCI 420: Nutrition Through the Life Cycle, HSCI 421: Public Health Nutrition, HSCI 422: Nutrition Assessment and two Nutrition Electives)
  • Public and Population Health Minor | (e.g. HSCI 440: Introduction to Epidemiology, HSCI 441: Population Health, HSCI 445: Introduction to Environmental Health)

 

Capstone

  • HSCI 599: Health Science Capstone (3 credit hours)

 

KU Core: 24 credit hours

The KU Core is the university-wide curriculum that all incoming students will fulfill as part of their degree, in addition to degree-specific and major requirements. Completion of an AA degree at a Kansas community college satisfies KU Core goals 1-3. For more information, visit KU Core.

 

Critical Thinking & Quantitative Literacy | 2 Units

GE11: Critical Thinking

GE12: Quantitative Literacy (Will be met by major requirements)

 

Communication | 3 Units

GE21: Written Communication 1

GE21: Written Communication 2

GE22: Oral Communication (Public Speaking recommended)

 

Breadth of Knowledge | 3 Units

GE3H: Arts and Humanities

GE3N: Natural Sciences with lab (Will be met by major requirements)

GE3S: Social Sciences (Intro to Psychology recommended)

 

Culture and Diversity | 2 Units

AE41: Human Diversity (Sociology recommended)

AE42: Global Culture/Awareness

 

Social Responsibility and Ethics | 1 Unit

AE51: One course

 

Integration and Creativity | 1 Unit

AE61: Analyzing and Combining Ideas (Will be met with Capstone course BIOL 599)

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