Bachelor of Science in Health Services
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.
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.
Students who have attended health professions education programs which did not provide college credit may be granted professional training and clinical experience credit toward the bachelor’s degree on the basis of the completion of a health professions program and work experience. Each candidate will be counseled and evaluated individually for the conferring of elective credit hours. Factors which will be considered are completed course work and work experience.
Guidelines for conferring elective credit:
- completion of one-year program: 15 hours;
- completion of two or more years program: 30 hours;
- verified work experience one year or more: 3 hours; and
- verified work experience two years or more: 6 hours.
Students from another major wishing to double major in Health Services are required to complete the Health Services Core Courses (15cr) and choose one concentration (15-24cr). Depending on the chosen concentration, double majors will require 30 to 39 credits.
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 the three sections (50 credits) outlined to complete the Health Services major:
Required completion of Health Services Core Courses: 15 hours. Health Services majors must achieve a grade of C or better in all Health Services Core Courses in order to progress in their program major.
Health Services Core (15 hours)
(Must be completed with a C grade or better.)
All Health Services majors are required to complete at least one health services concentration (Health Administration, Gerontology, Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness, Public Health, Occupational Therapy Assistant).