The Health Sciences major is intended for the student who has an interest in health care, but has not fulfilled the requirements for a specific program within the school. The Health Sciences degree is not intended as a primary major of study, but can be used as a foundation of study when circumstances have prevented successful completion of the student's initial health care education choices.
Students with a departmental major within the health sciences are ineligible for this option. A student interested in the Health Science major must apply for an upper-division Health Sciences major through the school dean. There is no Health Sciences minor.
A student graduating with a Health Sciences major from The College of St. Scholastica will:
- Understand and articulate the broad relationships and connections among the disciplines studied within the school.
- Understand and apply the most basic and essential principles of at least one allied discipline.
- Knowledgeably analyze a problem germane to the allied disciplines or critically evaluate a proposition pertinent to the fields of study.
- Clearly communicate his/her analysis of a problem or evaluation of a proposition.
Students must achieve the following program requirements for all courses listed under Program Requirements and Program Required Courses for the Health Sciences major.
Major Credits: 36
Major Residency Credits: 16
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Program Required Courses
This major requires at least 36 credits in allied fields, with 16 credits in HSC-designated courses or related courses approved by the Dean of the School of Health Sciences. Sixteen of those credits must be at the upper-division level.
To graduate from the College of St. Scholastica, baccalaureate students must meet the following minimum degree requirements.
Total Credits: 128
Upper Division Credits: 42
Residency Requirement: 32
Minimum GPA: 2.0