Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Requirements: 120 total credit hours

I. Major Requirements (outlined below): 44 credit hours
II. System Wide General Education Requirements: 27 credit hours
III. Electives: 49 credit hours - If optional minor is chosen, the minor credit hours will replace 18 elective credit hours.  Graduates of technical institutes whose program of study has an articulation agreement in place with USD will transfer in health-related technical education credits to satisfy some or all of the elective credit hours identified above.
IV: Proficiency Exam: Must be completed after 48 credit hours

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Core Requirements (44 Credit Hours)

 Course Course Title
Site Rotation
HSC 110
The Interprofessional Health Care Team (3 cr.) Rapid City Every Fall, Every Spring
HSC 305
Professional Communication and Relationship Centered Care (3 cr.)
Rapid City TBA
HSC 310
Health Care Delivery (3 cr.)
Rapid City TBA
HSC 315
Introduction to Public Health (3 cr.)
Online Every Semester
HSC 350
Principles of Health Care (3 cr.)
Rapid City Every Spring
HSC 360
Technology in Health Care Delivery (3 cr.)
Rapid City TBA
HSC 380
Health Literacy and Culture Care (3 cr.)
Rapid City TBA
HSC 450
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement (3 cr.)
Rapid City TBA
HSC 460
Leading Change (3 cr.)
Rapid City TBA
LDR 404 Leadership Communication and Conflict Resolution (3 cr.)
Online Every Summer
PHGY 220/220L
Human Anatomy/Physiology I (4 cr.)
Rapid City Every Semester
PHGY 230/230L
Human Anatomy/Physiology II (4 cr.)
Rapid City Every Semester
 Choose one of the following: 3 credit hours required
 HSAD 305
Health Services Systems (3 cr.)
Rapid City TBA
HSAD 325
Gerontology & Long Term Care (3 cr.)
Rapid City TBA
 HSAD 350
Health Care Law (3 cr.)
Rapid City TBA
 Choose one of the following: 3 credit hours required
 HSC 440
Major Issues in Health and Human Services (3 cr.)
Rapid City TBA
SPAN/HSC 306
Spanish for Health Care Workers (3 cr.)
Rapid City TBA
 SPCM 440
Health Communication (3 cr.)
Rapid City TBA
SPAN 120
Medical Spanish I (3 cr.)
Rapid City TBA
SPAN 121
Medical Spanish II (3 cr.
Rapid City TBA

For system wide general education requirements, please visit the Undergraduate Catalog.

It is recommended that students work closely with an advisor to ensure prerequisite coursework required for graduate programs are completed and/or that elective courses meet their desired career goals.

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Program Total: 120 credit hours