Bachelor of Science in Health Services graduates are prepared for entry into or advancement in the healthcare field. This degree program is designed to provide educational opportunities for students interested in gaining a knowledge base for positions in healthcare not requiring specialized clinical preparation, or for individuals who have completed a health professions clinical program and wish to increase their knowledge and skills to effectively respond to the rapidly changing needs of the American healthcare delivery system.
The Health Services major has three tracks:
- Track A - Degree Completion Option. Students with an active clinical license who desire a baccalaureate degree to complement their clinical profession, for continued employment, or to advance in their field may choose the degree completion option.
- Track B - Generalist Option. The generalist option may lead to entry-level employment in the health care area where no licensing or specialty training is required.
- Track C - Specialty Option. Students who complete one of several specialty areas will be fully prepared for an entry-level position, promotion or advancement, or to continue coursework at the graduate level in the respective health care field.
All applicants must first seek admission to the University by completing an application, having official transcripts of high school and other universities and colleges sent to the University of Southern Indiana and completing all other University admission requirements. Applicants with at least a 2.0 grade point average may apply to the Bachelor of Science in Health Services program. (Track C - Specialty Option students require at least a 2.75 grade point average.)
Students from another major wishing to double major in Health Services are required to complete the Health Services Core courses (18 hours) and choose a specialty area (24-36 hours).
Health Services Major Requirements
Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Health Services degree must meet the general requirements for graduation as outlined in this bulletin and successfully complete all sections outlined in the Health Services curriculum.