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

Major Requirements (outlined below)
44 credit hours
System Wide General Education Requirements
27 credit hours
Electives (If optional minor is chosen, the minor credit hours will replace 18 elective credit hours.)*
49 credit hours
Upper-Division Requirement
Minimum of 32 credit  hours in courses numbered 300 and above

*Graduates of technical institutes whose program of study has an articulation agreement with USD will transfer in health-related technical education credits to satisfy some or all of the elective credit hours identified above.

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.) Online Every Fall, Every Spring
HSC 305*
Professional Communication and Relationship Centered Care (3 cr.)
Online Every Fall, Every Spring
HSC 310
Health Care Delivery (3 cr.)
Online Every Semester
HSC 315
Introduction to Public Health (3 cr.)
Online Every Semester
HSC 350*
Principles of Health Care (3 cr.)
Online Every Semester
HSC 360
Technology in Health Care Delivery (3 cr.)
Online Every Fall, Every Spring
HSC 380*
Health Literacy and Culture Care (3 cr.)
Online Every Semester
HSC 450
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement (3 cr.)
Online Every Fall, Every Spring
HSC 460
Leading Change (3 cr.)
Online Every Semester
PHGY 220/220L
Human Anatomy/Physiology I (4 cr.)
Online Every Semester
PHGY 230/230L
Human Anatomy/Physiology II (4 cr.)
Online Every Semester
 Choose one of the following: 3 credits required
HSC 325
Global Health (3 cr.)
Online Every Fall
HSC 330 Native People's Health Care, Promotion & Policy (3 cr.)
Online Every Spring
HSC 400 Clinical Analytics (3 cr.) Online Every Fall
 Choose one of the following: 3 credits required
HSC 320
Epidemiology (3 cr.)
Online Every Spring
HSC 475 Process & Outcomes Evaluation (3 cr.) Online Every Spring
ADS 412 Alcohol & Drug Use in Diverse Populations (3 cr.) Online Every Fall
ADS 415 Native Americans & Substance Use & Abuse (3 cr.)
Online Every Spring
 Choose one of the following: 3 credits required
HSC 250 Healthcare Terminology in the Clinical Setting (3 cr.)
Online Every Fall
HSC 370 Computerized Medical Records Regulatory Compliance (3 cr.) Online  Every Summer
HSC 440
Major Issues in Health and Human Services (3 cr.)
Online Every Semester
SPCM 440
Health Communication (3 cr.)
Online Every Summer
SPAN 120
Medical Spanish I (3 cr.)
Online Every Summer

*HSC 305, HSC 350 and HSC 380 require the completion of criminal background checks, immunizations, and CPR requirements according to Health Affairs. Instructor permission is required.

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