Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Health Sciences

School Of Allied Health


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.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree program student will:

  1. Synthesize knowledge from the humanities and natural and behavioral sciences as a foundation within community based settings.
  2. Apply leadership concepts, skills and decision-making in a variety of settings.
  3. Integrate sound, professional judgment based on evidence-based practice for individuals, families and groups.
  4. Show proficiency in health sciences, health promotion, and community health literacy.
  5. Illustrate knowledge of health services policy and regulations to assist individuals, families, and groups to identify and mobilize resources to meet health needs.
  6. Collaborate with consumers, members of the health community, and others to improve the delivery of health services.
  7. Integrate health sciences, health promotion, and community health education strategies for individuals, families, and groups to improve health outcomes.
  8. Translate professional ethical, and legal responsibility within a variety of settings.
  9. Apply health principles with culturally diverse consumers.
Admission Criteria
  • 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
Core Courses
19 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
HSC 101
3
Orientation to Health Sciences
HSC 190
3
Medical Terminology
BIOL 203
4
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
HSC 312
3
Pathophysiology
HSC 313
3
Pharmacology
MATH 203
3
Basic Statistics
General Education Requirements

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.

Plan of Study
(see your advisor)

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.

Year 1 (Freshman)
Fall Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 101
3
English Composition I
HSC 101
3
Orientation to Health Science
HIST 20X
3
World Hist. I or U.S. Hist. I or African-American Hist. I
PHIL 10X
3
Intro to Logic or Intro to Philosophy
MATH 110
3
College Algebra
Spring Semester
17 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 102
3
English Composition II
BIOL 107
4
Comp Preview Life Sciences
CHEM 10X
4
General Chemistry or Chemistry for Health Sciences
HIST 20X
3
World Hist. II or U.S. Hist. II or African-American Hist. II
HSC 190
3
Medical Terminology
Year 2 (Sophomore)
Fall Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SPCH 105/201/202/204
3
Speech Communications or Basic Principles of Oral Interpretation or Principles and Practices of Interviewing or Critical Listening
BIOL 201
4
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
SOCI 201
3
Introduction to Sociology
WLIT 207 or ENG 2XX
3
World Literature or any 200 Level ENG
HEED 105
3
Emerging Issues in Mental Health and Well-Being
Spring Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
MATH 203
3
Statistics
BIOL 203
4
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
ECON 103
3
Intro to Business and Entrepreneurial Economy
IDIS 10X
3
IDIS 102/103 or Foreign Language or ART 105 or MUSIC 201 or THEA 211 or DANC 226
ELECTIVE
3
Any elective
Year 3 (Junior)
Fall Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
HEED 300
3
Health Education and Health Promotion
HEED 303
3
Health and Urban Studies
HSC 210
3
Health Informatics (includes higher level writing/APA)
HSC 213
3
Principles and Practices of Nutrition
HSC 312
3
Pathophysiology
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
HEED 305
3
Intro to Health Science Research
HSC 306
3
Health and the Older Adult
HSC 310
3
Human Disease, Prevention and Control
HSC 313
3
Pharmacology
HSC 320
3
Healthcare Delivery System
Year 4 (Senior)
Fall Semester
14 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
HEED 420
3
Community Health
HIM 415
3
Health Statistics and Research
HSC 404
3
Ethics for Health Professionals
HSC 421
3
Tests and Measurements
HSC 426
2
Contemporary Issues in Healthcare
Spring Semester
12 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
HSC 405
3
Epidemiology
HEED 406
3
Healthcare Leadership and Policy
HEED 410
3
Global Health
HEED 425
3
Field Experience