123 credits required for graduation
As an interdisciplinary degree, Patient Navigation curriculum provides students with skills allowing them to practice as healthcare professionals in different settings. Core curriculum includes medical terminology, drug therapy, health equity, collaborative care, health ethics, and healthcare reimbursement. Patient Navigation specific content will teach students to guide patients and family through treatment; develop community resources; apply patient navigation concepts across the lifespan; examine social determinants and their impacts on patient health outcomes; collaborate with healthcare professionals.
The Health Sciences Program Outcomes are a follows: Upon completion of curriculum for a Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree, the student will:
- Understand concepts related to physical and mental health and wellness
- Discuss various trends in health care and social determinants impacting health care
- Apply professional and leadership principles to a variety of health care roles
- Collaborate with health care providers in the provision of health services
- Demonstrate necessary communication and scholarly activities for graduate education.
General Education Requirements (60 hours)
The primary objective of the general education requirements is to guarantee that all students seeking a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree will share a common body of knowledge drawn from a broad spectrum of subject area.
Additional Requirements (3 hours)
The physical education requirement is comprised of one credit hour of Wellness and two credit hours of additional Physical Education courses.
Georgia law requires that each candidate for a degree demonstrate knowledge of the history and constitution of the United States and Georgia. These requirements may be met by receiving a passing grade in certain courses, or by passing the appropriate examination. The courses and the requirement(s) each course satisfies are as follows:
- HIST 2111 and HIST 2112 satisfies the Georgia and U.S. History requirement (if taken at a University System of Georgia institution)
- POLS 1101 satisfies the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement (if taken at a University System of Georgia institution).
- Students with transfer credit (HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 or POLS 1101 ) from outside the University System of Georgia will need to contact the Testing Center regarding the legislative exams requirement.
Major Requirements (60 hours)
The major requirements consist of three areas of study: Common Curriculum Core, Concentrations and General Electives. The Common Core is designed to ensure that students receiving the BS degree in Health Science will share a common body of knowledge needed fro a wide range of private and public sector organizations. Concentration courses allow students to delve further into areas of specialization. General Electives give students an opportunity to explore topics of interest at an advanced level.