Missouri State University

Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 preliminary edition, April 2014

Health Services

Major(s)

Health Services (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

The comprehensive major in Health Services is an interdisciplinary program designed to:

  • Provide allied health professionals with associate degrees or certificates opportunities for professional growth, preparation for leadership positions, and career advancement;
  • Provide a foundation for those who plan to enter the workforce as a non-clinical healthcare professional; or
  • Provide a foundation for those who wish to progress into non-clinical graduate programs

Admission Requirements

Formal admission to the Health Services major requires completion of at least 30 hours of coursework and a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.

Program Requirements

  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
    Specific General Education requirements: CHM 105(5) or CHM 160(4); PSY 121(3)

  2. Major Requirements (57-83 hours)

    1. Interprofessional Leadership Core (30 hours): IPE 375(3), IPE 470(3), IPE 475(3), IPE 575(3); BMS 599(3); COM 521(3); HCM 301(3) or HCM 303(3); MGT 340(3); NUR 515(3); SWK 595(3)

    2. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of IPE 575(3).
    3. Required Option: Select one of the following:

      1. Clinical Services Option (30-53 hours): Completion of an accredited allied health associate degree/certificate program. Professional/clinical coursework must have been completed through an accredited institution in order to be applied to the degree requirements. Professional/clinical coursework will be evaluated for transfer credit on an individual basis. A maximum of 53 hours can be applied toward this degree.

      2. Health Services Option (27 hours): BMS 110(4), 230(3), 240(3), 307(4), 345(3), 332(3), 334(3), 460(1); select three hours from BMS 397(1-3) or BMS 497(1-3)

  3. Additional electives, as needed, to bring total to at least 125 hours. Recommended electives include the following: ACC 109(1), ACC 201(3); BIO 210(3); BMS 240(3)*, BMS 308(4), BMS 345(3)*, BMS 400(3); COM 507(3), COM 511(3), COM 512(3); ECO 165(3); HCM 504(3); MGT 345(3); MKT 350(3); PSY 304(3); PSY 363(3); PSY 365(3); PSY 508(3); SOC 341(3); SWK 502(3); or others in consultation with an advisor.

    *If not taken to meet requirements listed above.

  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog