Bachelor of Science in Professional Health Sciences


The Department of EMS Education offers the Bachelor’s of Science degree in Professional Health Sciences for those students who want to have a well-rounded background in health sciences, but do not wish to pursue a specific professional degree. This program also allows students in pre-professional programs that change their major from specific professional degrees to apply most of their course credits towards this degree. The program provides broad information in both health related disciplines as well as health informatics and/or management. Graduates from this program should be suited to work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, health insurance companies, and physicians’ offices; as well as becoming pharmaceutical reps, medical supply reps, hospital managers’ assistants and more. They could also pursue an MPA and go into hospital administration and many other fields.

 

Accreditation

The University of South Alabama is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).  The Department of EMS Education's Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoEMSP).

Admission to the University

Criteria for general admission of EMS students to the University are the same as those for all students.  Please consult with the University's Admission's office for more information about admission policies and procedures.

Admission to the Health Sciences Component

All students are required to fulfill a 41 semester hour General Education Core and a 25 semester hour Pre-professional Core as outlined in the curriculum below. After successfully completing these courses, students may enroll in the Health Sciences component. Also, must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all pre-requisite courses and a minimum University GPA of 2.0.

Bachelor of Science in Professional Health Sciences Curriculum

Download a copy of the BS degree curriculum here:  BS HS Degree Curriculum

General Education Core – 41 Semester Hours

Written Communications  (6)

English - EH 101 3
English - EH 102 3


Humanities and Fine Arts (12)

Public Speaking - CA 110 3
1Fine Arts Elective 3
1Literature I 3
  -and-  
1Literature II*
  -or-  
1Humanities Elective  


Natural Sciences and Math  (11)

Math - MA 112 3
Biology - BLY 101 or 121 (and lab) 4
1Lab Science 4


History, Social/Behavioral Sciences  (12)

Psychology - PSY 120 3
Sociology - SY 109 3
1History I 3
  -and-  
1History II*
  -or-  
1Social Science Elective  


*Must complete either a two part sequence in Literature or a two part sequence in History.

CLEP Information
CLEP Required Scores

Pre-Professional Core – 21 Semester Hours

EMR & other Pre-Prof. Core  (21)

EMS 110: Emergency Medical Responder or
Science Elective (4)
3
EMS 104: First Aid/CPR 1
EMS 210: Medical Terminology 3
BMD 114: Human Anatomy & Physiology  I 4
BMD 115: Human Anatomy & Physiology  II 4
BMD 210: Infectious Disease in Health Care 3
ST 210: Statistical Reasoning & Applications 3



Pass CIS Proficiency Exam (CIS010) or must take CIS course (CIS150)

Health Sciences Core – 48 Semester Hours

(Required for both HCS tracks)

EMS 310: Introduction to EMS Systems 3
EMS 320: EMS Law/Legal Issues (W) 3
EMS 340: Disaster Mgt & Event Planning 3
EMS 440: Health Ins/Managed Care 3
EMS 460: Issues and Trends in EMS 3
EMS 401: Seminar in Allied Health Professions
  (Recommended for Junior Year)
3
CP 450: The Job Campaign 3
MGT 300: Management Theory 3
EH 372: Technical Writing (W) 3
FIN 300: Personal Finance 3
CA 275: Small Group Discussion 3
Sociology, Psychology or approved Electives or an approved Minor (if applicable) 15



Choose Track 1 or Track 2 below:

TRACK 1: Health Care Management Core – 12 hours

MGT 305: Organizational Communication (W) 3
MGT 340: Organizational Behavior (W) 3
MGT 351: Human Resource Management 3
MGT 320: Principles of Marketing 3


OR

Track 2: Health Care Informatics Core – 12 hours

HI 300: Health Informatics Clinical Environment 3
HI 410: Health Informatics 3
HI 450: Health Systems Analysis & Design 3
HI 455: Health Decision Support System 3

 

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS:  122


1Options
Fine Arts Elective – 1 course
ARH 100, 103, 123, ARS 101, DRA 110, or MUL 101

Literature Elective* - 1 course
EH 215, 216, 225, 226, 235, or 236

Humanities Elective* - 1 course
AFR 101, AIS 105, 125, ARH 100, 103, 123, ARS 101, 121, 123, 124, DRA 110, EH 215, EH 216, 225, 226, 235, 236, Foreign Language courses (except 190, 290,

390, 490), MUL 101, PHL 110, 121, 131, 231, 240, REL 100, 200 or 201


History Elective* – 1 course
HY 101, 102, 135, or 136

Lab Science - 1 course
BLY 101/101L, 102/102L, 122/122L
CH 101/101L, 103/103L, 131/131L, 132/132L, 141/141L
GEO 101/101L, 102/102L
GY 111, 112; PH 101, 114, 115, 201, 202

Social Science Elective* - 1 course
AIS 201, AN 100, AN 101, CA 100, CA 211, ECO 215, ECO 216, GEO 114, GEO 115, HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136, IS 100, PSC 130, PSY 250, SY 112

*Must complete a 2 course sequence in Literature or History

Acceptable sequences are:
EH 215 and 216 or
EH 225 and 226 or
EH 235 and 236 or
HY 101 and 102 or
HY 135 and 136


Tuition and Fees

Students are responsible for payment of all tuition and fees according to University policies and procedures.  Tuition and fees are set by the University of South Alabama, upon approval of the Board of Trustees.  For current information on tuition and fees, please refer to the University’s Admission’s office.

Academic Common Market Info - Possible Tuition Savings for Non-Alabama Residents

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for eligible students.  Interested applicants should contact the University’s Financial Aid Office.

Advising Contact Information

Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
University of South Alabama
HAHN 3028
5721 USA Drive North
Mobile, Alabama 36688
Telephone: (251) 445-9260
Fax: (251) 445-9397
Available for appointments: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Academic Advisors