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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Studies, B.S.

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The Department of Health Studies offers a BSHS degree either through in-class attendance or online. The undergraduate program offers on-campus education with two options while the online offering is limited to the Healthcare Management/Marketing (HSMM) option only:

  • (HSPP) Health Studies, Pre-Professional Health Studies Option, B.S. : This option is for those students who plan to seek admission to post-baccalaureate graduate programs such as occupational therapy (OT) or other health-related graduate schools. The Pre-Professional Health Studies option can be customized to include necessary requirements for admission to health professions graduate programs.
  • (HSMM) Health Studies, Healthcare Management/Marketing Option, B.S. : This option is for those students who desire a terminal undergraduate degree for mid-level managerial employment in healthcare. This option incorporates the same core Health Studies courses as the Pre-Professional Health Studies Option and includes additional management and marketing courses.
  • (DLHS) Health Studies, Online Healthcare Management/Marketing Option, B.S. : Non-traditional students may earn a BSHS degree 100% online following the Healthcare Management/Marketing degree plan option. Students must meet specific admission requirements to be accepted into the BSHS online degree program. These requirements include:
    1. Meet general admission requirements for admission to ULM.
    2. Meet requirements for freshman level English and Math.
  • HSPP, HSMM and DLHS options have adequate elective credits to allow students to design a course of study in an area of their interest (e.g. a minor in Psychology, Gerontology, Finance, Business Administration, etc.). Hence, students can focus their degree in a specialized field of study, still keeping healthcare marketing/management or pre-professional health studies as the major concentration.
  • On-campus and online students should consult with their Health Studies (HS) academic advisors to assure that courses are taken in a logical sequence. The HS academic advisors will also guide students toward appropriate electives that will enhance their career options.

Health Studies Program Curriculum

Students in the BSHS Program complete specific courses in the Pre-Professional Health Studies or Healthcare Management/Marketing option according to a planned and structured program of study. Students fulfill both core degree requirements and major/professional curriculum requirements in a logical sequence. The sequence is intended to facilitate success in the overall degree requirements.

The core curriculum in the first two years is designed to provide students with a foundation in the humanities, mathematics, and sciences. During the second two years, the Pre-Professional Health Studies and Healthcare Management/Marketing options provide for a broad focus on business basics, healthcare delivery system, cultural diversity, ethics and leadership in healthcare.

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