Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
The Department of Health and Health Education (HEED) is an integral component of the College of Health Professions (CHP). Within the Department of Health and Health Education there is currently one major, the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), healthcare careers are projected to grow 23% from 2012-2022. The BLS lists Maryland as the state with the highest concentration of healthcare jobs in the U.S. and the Mid-Atlantic region as having four of the top five states offering the best pay for this occupation.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree program student will:
- Synthesize knowledge from the humanities and natural and behavioral sciences as a foundation within community based settings.
- Apply leadership concepts, skills and decision-making in a variety of settings.
- Integrate sound, professional judgment based on evidence-based practice for individuals, families and groups.
- Show proficiency in health sciences, health promotion, and community health literacy.
- Illustrate knowledge of health services policy and regulations to assist individuals, families, and groups to identify and mobilize resources to meet health needs.
- Collaborate with consumers, members of the health community, and others to improve the delivery of health services.
- Integrate health sciences, health promotion, and community health education strategies for individuals, families, and groups to improve health outcomes.
- Translate professional ethical, and legal responsibility within a variety of settings.
- Apply health principles with culturally diverse consumers.
- Admission to Coppin State University (CSU) through the Office of Admissions and select Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences as the major. Use the following link: Apply online
- If you are a Transfer Student, submit official transcripts from each college attended prior to CSU indicating successful completion of General Education Requirement (GERs) courses submitted to the CSU Office of Admissions. If you have any foreign education, you must submit an evaluation of your foreign coursework by one of the following: World Education Service or American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50
All students must complete the required credit hours of General Education Requirements. B.S. in Health Sciences Majors must fulfill the mathematics GER by completing MATH 110 - College Algebra. They must also fulfill the behavioral and social science option by taking ECON 103 – Intro to Bus & Entrepreneurial Econ and SOCI 201 – Introduction to Sociology. The Natural Sciences is fulfilled with BIOL 107- Comp. Review of Life Sciences or BIOL 201 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I and CHEM 101 – General Chemistry or CHEM 103 – Chemistry for Health Sciences. The Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues is fulfilled with either SPCH 105 Introduction to Speech Communication or SPCH 202 – Principles and Practices of Interviewing or SPCH 204 Critical Listening and HEED 105 – Emerging Issues in Mental Health and Well-Being.
The following is a sample plan of study. This is not intended as a self-advising guide or as a substitute for conferring with your academic advisor about your specific plan of study. Please confer with an advisor before choosing your course load each semester.