This degree program educates students in the knowledge and skills required by all health and human service workers. The program will prepare students for careers in health and human service administration and provide preparation for candidacy in health and human service professional graduate degree and certificate programs. It will also provide health and human service professionals with registration, certification, or licensure credentialing with a baccalaureate completion program.
Once enrolled in the program, students will complete a 30-semester hour professional core curriculum which will educate them in the common competencies required by all health and human service workers. In addition, students will gain specialized knowledge through the selection of a minor or an approved concentration. Finally, as a capstone experience, students will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in a semester-long internship in a clinical or administrative setting, or through applied research, if the student is already clinically qualified.
Minimum of 30 academic credits and completion of the pre-professional requirement with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or
minimum of 30 academic credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and current registration, certification, or licensure as a health or human services provider. Special note:
The Occupational Therapy concentration requires a separate admissions process. Please refer to the Occupational Therapy section for additional information.
The College of Health and Human Services provides advising to all students who wish to enroll in and who are admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Services program. Students should contact an advisor as early as possible. Advisors will assist students in program planning, in the selection of a pre-professional sequence and concentration, and in the choice of electives. Failure to meet with the advisor on a regular basis may result in difficulty in completing the program in a timely manner.
Students must meet the University’s graduation requirements. In addition, students must maintain a grade point average of 2.5, with no less that a “C” in any professional core or concentration course. Please refer to the Occupational Therapy section for information on specific graduation requirements. Students may repeat no more than once, one course in the professional core, with the exception of HSV 4700 which may not be repeated, and one course in a concentration. Specific program requirements follow. (Refer to the Occupational Therapy section for specific information regarding the Occupational Therapy program.)