Apr 22, 2024  

Health and Behavioral Science - Healthcare Navigation Concentration, BS

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Major in Health and Behavioral Science

Susan Henney, PhD, Coordinator
N1072, 713-221-8163

The Health and Behavioral Science Program combines a liberal arts education with professional health-related experiences that prepares graduates for degree-required, entry-level positions from which they can build careers in healthcare and/or gerontology.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates earning their Bachelors of Science in Health and Behavioral Science will be able to:

  • Examine the biological, psychosocial, and political factors that influence health and/or gerontology.
  • Communicate effectively within the healthcare and/or gerontological context.
  • Utilize basic research methods and statistics to assess and interpret health and/or gerontological research.
  • Function professionally in healthcare and/or gerontological settings.
  • Identify and analyze ethical dilemmas within the healthcare and/or gerontology fields to determine an appropriate course of action.

Degree Requirements

Common Core Requirements

See listing under Common Core Requirements  in this catalog.

Preparatory Requirements

(Courses in this area may be reused from the common core area)

9 Hours in UPPER DIVISION Nav Elect:

Complete 9 semester credit hours from any UPPER DIVISION HEA COURSE not used to fulfill another requirement.

Free Electives

Upper or lower division courses may be applied to this area, with the exceptions described under the “Requirements for CHSS Majors,” so that the student’s entire coursework, including the above requirements, totals 120 semester credit hours.

Recommended electives for HBS majors include:

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