Health Sciences and Human Performance Department

Bachelor's Degree Completion Track

Please refer to the catalog for detailed course descriptions

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This track is designed for the student already holding an associate degree in a health-related field who wishes to complete a baccalaureate degree or pursue a graduate degree in Health Sciences.  In addition to the Health Sciences Core courses, students interested in this track must complete a minimum of 51 credits in an area of emphasis, which also includes the Capstone Requirement.

Students work with an adviser to design an Area of Emphasis reflecting their particular interests and the skills required for the kinds of positions they wish to pursue.  The BSHS program hasOffice spreadsheet icon identified a list of electives that have been pre-approved for this track, however, students may petition exceptions with their advisor if there are content areas that will be valuable to their desired career path. Students often complete certificates during their course of study. These include the Gerontology Studies Certificate; the Certificate in Culture, Communication and Health; Health & Wellness Certificate and the Bioethics Certificate .  Students must also complete a Capstone Requirement.  These credits will be applied toward the Area of Emphasis.

2 + 2 Articulation Agreements: A special articulation agreement is applied to students who have completed an Associate's Degree in Allied Health from Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) or Lakeland Community College. The 2+2 Agreements (link) streamline the process for students who have completed any one of the twenty-one allied health majors at Cuyahoga Community College and Lakeland Community College by predetermining coursework that may be applied toward the Health Sciences major.  Depending on the allied health program completed at Tri-C or Lakeland, students will need to complete anywhere between 16 – 24 additional credits toward their Health Sciences major, including the Capstone Requirement, in addition to the Health Sciences Core courses.  We must remind students who pursue the 2+2 that they must still complete all General Education Requirements, and Residence, which include a minimum of 30 credits through CSU, including 24 upper division credit hours (300-400 level courses).