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Health Sciences (B.S.)


Degree Requirements


Health Sciences Core Courses


Total: 17 Credits


Natural and Applied Sciences Courses


Total: 25 Credits


Natural and Applied Sciences Elective Courses: select three


* Advising Note: Students pursuing the Exercise Science concentration must complete SCI-235, SCI-306, and one other course listed below.  Students pursuing the Public Health concentration must complete BIO-208, BIO-350, and one other course listed below.  Students pursuing the general Health Sciences degree with no particular concentration may select any three courses listed below.

Total: 9-12 Credits


Required Support Courses


Total: 13-14 Credits


Optional Exercise Science Concentration : 10 additional credits


In addition to completing SCI-235 and SCI-306 as part of the Natural and Applied Science electives listed above, students must also complete the following courses.

  • HSC 415 Exercise Prescription : 4 credits

  • PED 350 Sports Psychology : 3 credits

  • Select one of the following by advisement: 3 credits

    • ACC 201 - Financial Accounting

    • BUS 104 - Contemporary Business

    • HMN 201 - Food, Culture and Nutrition

    • PSY 304 - Counseling: Theory and Practice

    • PSY 317 - Motivation

Optional Public Health Concentration : 15 additional credits


In addition to completing BIO-208 and BIO-350 as part of the Natural and Applied Science electives listed above, students must also complete the following courses.

  • BIO 110 Env ironmental Issues : 3 credits
  • POL 314 Health Policy : 3 credits
  • PBH 201 Health and Society: Survey of Public Health : 3 credits
  • PBH 210 Overview of Global Health : 3 credits
  • PBH 305 Survey of Epidemiology : 3 credits

Total required credits in HSC major :


  • General Health Sciences Major without Optional Concentrations : 64-68 credits
  • Health Sciences Major with Optional Concentration in Exercise Science : 75-77 credits
  • Health Sciences Major with Optional Concentration in Public Health : 80-82 credits

General Education Requirements not fulfilled by Major or required Supporting Courses


Russell Sage College Core Courses: 11 Credit

  • WLD 101 - Reading Women’s Voices/Developing Our Own : 4 Credits
  • WLD 201 - Researching Women’s Lives : 4 Credits
  • WLD 401 - Women Changing the World : 3 Credits

General Education Breadth Requirements: 9 Credits

  • Humanities - Fine & Performing Arts : 3 credits
  • Humanities - History : 3 credits
  • Humanities - Literature & Languages : 3 Credits

Elective Courses: 18-36 Credits

Total credits required for degree: 120


Academic Standards


  • In order to graduate with a B.S. in Health Sciences students are required to earn a cumulative GPA of 2.000 and a major GPA of 2.750.  
  • Students who are not able to meet the 2.750 major GPA requirement may be prevented from progressing in the Health Sciences program and may be advised to select an alternative major at the College.
  • Note that Health Sciences students enrolled in linked programs with graduate degrees in Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy are required to maintain higher GPA standards.  Students should consult with their faculty advisor(s) and the catalog pages outling OT and PT degree requirements for more information about these standards.

Suggested Course Sequence for BS in Health Sciences


The following is a general schedule for the Health Sciences major without a particular concentration. Check all course descriptions for prerequisites before planning your course schedule. Other course sequences are possible. Consult your advisor or the Health Sciences Program Coordinator. Note also that one can introduce flexibility into this recommended sequence by shifting the sequence of elective and/or general education slots around to allow one to pursue other courses of personal interest or compensate for scheduling conflicts.

Suggested course sequencing for the 4+3 Health Sciences / DPT program, 3+3 Accelerated Health Sciences / DPT program, 4+2 Health Sciences / OT program, 3+2 Accelerated Health Sciences / OT program, Health Sciences with Excercise Science concentraton, or Health Sciences with Public Health concentration can be obtained from a student’s faculty advisor in Health Sciences or the Academic Advising office. 

Year 1- Fall: 15.5 credits

  • WLD 101 (4 credits)
  • HSC 215 (3 credits)
  • PSY 101 (3 credits)
  • Natural and Applied Science Elective Course (4 credits)
  • SST 111 or SST 121 First Year Seminar (1.5 credits)

Year 1- Spring: 14.5 credits

  • WLD 201 (4 credits)
  • HSC 204 (2 credits)
  • Natural and Applied Science Elective Course (4 credits)
  • SCI 110 (3 credits)
  • SST 112 or SST 122 First Year Seminar (1.5 credits)

Year 2- Fall: 17 credits

  • BIO 201 & BIO 201L (4 credits)
  • MAT 220 or PSY 207 (4 credits)
  • SCI 120 (3 credits) or HSC 210 (3 credits)
  • General Education Breadth Requirement (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

Year 2- Spring: 13-14 credits

  • BIO 202 & BIO 202L (4 credits)
  • PSY 202 (3 credits) or PSY 208 (4 credits)
  • SCI 120 (3 credits) or HSC 210 (3 credits)
  • SCI 240 & SCI 240L (3 credits)

Year 3- Fall: 16 credits

  • SCI 310 & SCI 310L (4 credits)
  • HMN 420 (3 credits)
  • HSC 306 (3 credits)
  • General Education Breadth Requirement (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

Year 3- Spring: 15-16 credits

  • Natural and Applied Science Elective Course (4 credits)
  • General Education Breadth Requirement (3 credits)
  • Electives (9 credits)

Year 4- Fall: 16 credits

  • PHY 101 & PHY 101L (4 credits)
  • HSC 450 (3 credits)
  • Elective (9 credits)

Year 4- Spring: 15 credits

  • WLD 401 (3 credits)
  • BIO 410 or BIO 450 (3 credits)
  • Electives (9 credits)