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Health Sciences Major, B.S. (Human Health Concentration)

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Department Information

Department of Health Sciences

P.O. Box 70673
Phone: (423) 439-4564
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/cph/hs/

The mission of the Department of Health Sciences is to offer a quality educational experience which provides a fundamental knowledge of the basic sciences; to develop student communication skills; fosters enthusiasm for continued learning; to encourage a strong program of scholarly activities; and to promote a spirit of cooperation among members of the academic community and with the community-at-large.

The Department of Health Sciences, located in Lamb Hall, is a multidisciplinary department offering a variety of courses concerning those sciences relevant to or implicating the human body and human health, e.g.: Anatomy and Physiology, and Microbiological Sciences. The department offers a B.S. degree in Health Sciences with concentrations in Microbiology or in Human Health. In addition, the department offers minors in Health Sciences. The department also has a joint graduate program with the Department of Biological Sciences and offers a M.S. degree in Biological sciences with a concentration in Microbiology.

The purpose of the Human Health concentration is to provide a “human-centric” program with exposure to current concepts, laboratory techniques, and disease prevention/health care recommendations and protocols. The concentration emphasizes anatomy, physiology, disease, and human health. The graduates with a Human Health concentration are qualified to be employed as technicians in academic or industrial research laboratories or pursue advanced degrees in graduate or professional schools.

General Admission Requirements for Human Health Concentration

The following admission standards apply to all entering ETSU students, to ETSU students seeking to change to a Human Health Concentration, to students transferring from other institutions, and to students readmitted to ETSU.

  1. The student must have completed and earned a grade of “C” or higher in each of the following courses:
  BIOL 1110/1111 Biology for Science Majors I/Lab I
  BIOL 1120/1121 Biology for Science Majors II/Lab II *
  CHEM 1110/1111 General Chemistry I/Lab I
  CHEM 1120/1121 General Chemistry II/Lab II
  MATH 1530 Probability and Statistics
  HSCI 3000 Human Anatomy **
   * BIOL 1130/1131 may substitute for BIOL 1120/1121
   ** Students intending to apply for Honor-in-Discipline in ‘Human Health’ concentration need not complete this requirement as they will need to complete an honors section of ‘Human Anatomy’ upon acceptance to the ‘Honors-in-Discipline’ program.
  1. Students will be given two chances to earn a grade of “C” or higher in the above courses. After two unsuccessful attempts the student will be ineligible for admission to the program.
  2. The student must also have a minimum GPA of 2.75 in all courses. Once admitted to the program the student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 in all science courses or they will be dismissed from the program. It is strongly recommended that students consult the “Human Health Suggested Course Sequence” document.

Each student planning to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences with a Human Health Concentration must apply for admission to the program. They are eligible to apply upon completion of the following admission requirements.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirement 79 credits
     Major Core    (26 credits)
     Concentration    (15 credits)
     Disciplinary Electives    (20 credits)
     Interdisciplinary Electives    (18 credits)
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: HSCI-BS (HUHE)  


General Education Requirements   

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Major Specific courses listed in General Education Requirements:

Total Requirements for Health Sciences Major: 79 credits

Note: Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 in all science courses.  

Human Health Concentration Disciplinary Guided Electives: 20 credits

Must be chosen in consultation with student’s advisor.

Human Health Interdisciplinary Guided Electives: 18 credits

These electives must be chosen in consultation with student’s advisor.

No Minor Required

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. 

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