Health Services


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, completion of IPE 375(3) with a grade of "C" or better, and a combined (Missouri State and transfer) GPA of 2.75 or higher. Students who fail to meet GPA requirements when a minimum of 75 credit hours have been earned will not be permitted to continue in the major.

Program Requirements

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
    Specific General Education requirements: CHM 116(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) or SWK 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(3), 111(1), 230(3); 130(3) or 240(3); 307(4), 345(3), 460(1); IPE 376(3), 377(3), 378(3).

  3. Additional electives, as needed, to bring total to at least 120 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); ENG 570(3); HCM 504(3); MGT 345(3); MKT 350(3); PSY 304(3); PSY 363(3); PSY 365(3); PSY 508(3); REL 347(3); SOC 341(3); SWK 502(3); or others in consultation with an advisor.

    *May only be counted as electives in the Clinical Services option.

  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements