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.

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

 Course Course Title
HSC 110
The Interprofessional Health Team (3 cr.)
HSC 305
Professional Communication and Relationship Centered Care (3 cr.)
HSC 310
Health Care Delivery (3 cr.)
HSC 315
Introduction to Public Health (3 cr.)
HSC 350
Principles of Health Care (3 cr.)
HSC 360
Technology in Health Care Delivery (3 cr.)
HSC 380
Health Literacy and Culture Care (3 cr.)
HSC 450
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement (3 cr.)
HSC 460
Leading Change (3 cr.)
 Choose one of the following: 3 credit hours required
ADS 116 Study of Alcohol Use & Abuse (3 cr.)
ADS 117 Study of Drug Use & Abuse (3 cr.)
HSC 275 Comparative Cultures, Theory and Leadership in Healthcare (3 cr.)
HSC 320 Epidemiology (3 cr.)
HSC 475 Process and Outcomes Evaluation (3 cr.)
HSC 475 Process and Outcomes Evaluation (3 cr.)
LDR 404
Leadership Communication & Conflict Resolution (4 cr.)
 Select from the following (8 cr):
PHGY 220/220L
Human Anatomy/Physiology I (4 cr.)
PHGY 230/230L
Human Anatomy/Physiology II (4 cr.)
 OR
HSC 280/280L
Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology (4 cr.) and Lab (1 cr.)
HSC 281
Human Disease (3 cr.)
 Choose one of the following: 3 credit hours required
HSAD 325
Gerontology & Long Term Care (3 cr.)
HSC 325
Global Health (3 cr.)
HSC 375
The United States and Global Healthcare Systems (3 cr.)
HSC 400
Clinical Analytics (3 cr.)
HSC/NATV 330
Native People's Health Care, Promotion and Policy (3 cr.)
SOCW 200
Field of Social Work (3 cr.)
 Choose one of the following: 3 credit hours required
HSC 440
Major Issues in Health and Human Services (3 cr.)
NATV 352
Indigenous Women (3 cr.)
SPCM 440
Health Communication (3 cr.)
SPAN 120
Medical Spanish I (3 cr.)
SPAN 121
Medical Spanish II (3 cr.
SPAN/HSC 306
Spanish for Health Care Workers (3 cr.)

*Hybrid Delivery: Courses that are offered as hybrid will meet every other Tuesday or Thursday from 4:00 - 6:45 p.m.

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

For more information about USD's Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program offered at University Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., visit SDUniversityCenter.org or contact University Center at 605-367-5640 or by e-mail at info@sduniversitycenter.org.