Bachelor Of Science - Health Care Studies

Access the complete curriculum for the BS, Health Care Studies, from the Health Care Studies Department section of the Daemen catalogue.

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program. Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times. Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 17 credits allowed for all semesters. Additional course loads are allowed for students who achieve Deans List. Consult the Dean's List section of the Daemen catalogue for details on the Dean's List privilege. 

Note

Service Learning (3 credits) is included in Year 3 but may be taken earlier and may be fulfilled in one course or a combination of Service Learning courses or Service Learning Add-Ons.

Year 1

LEARNING COMMUNITIES are generally completed in the first year (LC1 in the 1st semester; LC2 in the 2nd semester)

First Semester

  • Biology: Select 1: BIO103 Human Biology; BIO109 General Biology I Lecture (3)
  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • HCS102 Introduction to Health Care: Systems and Professions (3)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • Chemistry*: Select 1: CHE100 Chemistry for a Changing World; CHE101 General Chemistry; CHE110 Chemistry I Lecture (3-4)
  • PSY103 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (9)
  • Total Credits (15-16)

*Students who complete the Chemistry requirement by taking CHE110 and also take CHE111 will have 3 of the credits count in the major and 5 credits count under the Free Electives. When CHE110-111 are selected, CHE110 will be taken in the first semester, CHE111 in the second semester, making each semesters course load = 16 credits.

Year 2

First Semester

  • Anatomy/Physiology*: Select 1: BIO207/L-208/L Anatomy & Physiology I-II; BIO316/L Anatomy & Physiology; BIO330/L-340/L General Anatomy/General Physiology (4)
  • Select 1: HCS229 Holistic Lifestyle Practices; HCS313 Principles of Health Behavior Change; PSY229 Health Psychology (3)
  • Service Learning (3)
  • Select 1: HCS310 Health Promotion and Education (3), HCS320 Community Health Education and Disease Prevention (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (16)

Second Semester

  • Communications: Oral, Visual, Written: Select 1: CA205 Oral & Visual Communication; CMP311 Advanced English Composition; CMP315 Advanced Comp for Health Professionals; SPA110 Spanish for the Health Professions (3)
  • Statistics: Select 1: MTH104 Survey of Statistics; NSC310 Biostatistics; PSY333 Statistics for Psychology & Social Sciences (3)
  • Specialization requirements (6)
  • FREE ELECTIVES * (4)
  • Total Credits (16)

*Students who complete the Anatomy & Physiology requirement by taking either BIO207-208 or BIO330-340, will do so over both semesters in Year 2. Since 8 credits will be completed, 4 will be credited in the Major and 4 will count under the Interdisciplinary Electives.

Year 3

First Semester

  • Select 1: HCS310 Health Promotion and Education (3), HCS320 Community Health Education and Disease Prevention (3)
  • Specialization requirements (9)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • HCS335 Critical Issues in Global Health (3)
  • HCS315 Health Research Design and Methodology (3)
  • Specialization requirements (6)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Year 4

First Semester

  • HCS353 Introduction to Epidemiology (3)
  • Specialization Requirements (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • FREE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • HCS300 Contemporary Issues in Integrative Health Care (3)
  • Professional Practicum: The course taken depends ones specialization: Select one: Community Health specialization: HCS491; Health & Fitness Training specialization: HCS492; Complementary & Alternative Health Care Practices: HCS493 (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • FREE ELECTIVES (5)
  • Total Credits (14)

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