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B.S. in Health Science

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Health Science, B.S.H.S.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree provides associate degreed nurses rigorous, upper-level science coursework that will prepare them for graduate admissions and/or entry or promotion into medical and public health fields. Specifically, the Biology concentration prepares students for direct entry into the Graduate Programs in Nurse Anesthesia, whereas the Social Sciences concentration prepares students for nursing leadership positions, promotion, and/or career change within medical and public health fields. In addition, graduates are also prepared to enter graduate programs in public health, hospital administration, and laboratory sciences at other institutions.

An Associates of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Nursing is required to enroll in the program. Health Science majors complete their 32 credit-hour core curriculum at community college as part of the A.A.S. nursing degree compared to Wesleyan’s current core curriculum of 45-46 credit hours. Likewise, all Health Science majors will complete the following 12 hours of required related coursework. Majors will complete a 45-46 hour Major Concentration Core in Biology or a 43-44 hour Major Concentration Core Social Sciences. To complete the 124-hour degree, students have 34-37 general electives to use to personalize their career plans, or they may be awarded up to 37 hours of elective credit for their A.A.S. degree nursing coursework.

Enrollment in the Health Science program is limited by space. Students are enrolled on a first-come, first-serve basis according to the number of openings available.

General Education Curriculum (32)

The Health Science program uses a modified version of the General Education Curriculum (GEC) listed in this catalog.

Students with an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing who transfer from a Texas state community college may have their block of core curriculum classes transferred to Texas Wesleyan University and substituted for the GEC. All students will still be required to take three hours of an approved religion course (unless otherwise completed) as listed below. Specific prerequisites must also be met for course enrollment.


BIO 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 Credits
BIO 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 Credits
BIO 2441 Microbiology 4 Credits


ENG 1301 Composition I 3 Credits
ENG 1302 Composition II 3 Credits

Exercise Science

EXS 1220 Basic Concepts of Wellness 2 Credits

Fine Arts

choose one course:

any 3 hour FAR 3 Credits
HUM 2340 The Human Experience I 3 Credits
HUM 2341 The Human Prospect 3 Credits


PSY 1301 General Psychology 3 Credits


choose one course:

REL 1311 Introduction to Jewish Scriptures 3 Credits
REL 1312 Introduction to Christian Scriptures 3 Credits
REL 1313 Introduction to Ethics 3 Credits
REL 1321 Introduction to Comparative Religions 3 Credits
REL 1323 Introduction to Interfaith Leadership 3 Credits


SPC 1301 Fund of Speech 3 Credits

Required Related Courses


ENG 3312 Writing in Natural Sciences 3 Credits


HIS 2324 Fundamentals of Modern American History 3 Credits


choose one course:

HUM 2340 The Human Experience I 3 Credits
HUM 2341 The Human Prospect 3 Credits


MAT 1302 College Algebra 3 Credits

Major Requirements

Health Science Core

BIO 1410 Introduction to Biology I 4 Credits
BIO 1420 Introduction to Biology II 4 Credits
CHE 1415 General Chemistry I 4 Credits
CHE 1416 General Chemistry II 4 Credits

choose one course:

BIO 2320 Biostatistics 3 Credits
PSY 2420 Statistics 4 Credits

Choose one concentration:

Biology Concentration (23)

BIO 3352 Research Methods in Biology 3 Credits
BIO 3431 Molecular Genetics 4 Credits
BIO 4412 Molecular Cell Biology 4 Credits
BIO 4426 Infection and Immunity 4 Credits
CHE 2416 Organic Chemistry I 4 Credits
EXS 4311 Physiology of Exercise 3 Credits
EXS 4111 Exercise Physiology Lab 1 Credit

Social Science Concentration (18)

PSY 3370 Drugs, Alcohol, and Human Behavior 3 Credits
PSY 4368 Behavioral Neuroscience 3 Credits
PSY 4375 Abnormal Psychology 3 Credits
SOC 2301 Intro to Sociology 3 Credits
SOC 4310 Sociology of Health & Illness 3 Credits
choose one course:
PSY 3303 Infant and Child Development 3 Credits
PSY 3304 Social & Emotional Development 3 Credits
PSY 3305 Adolescent Development 3 Credits
PSY 3308 Adult Development & Aging 3 Credits
PSY 3309 Death & Dying 3 Credits


Electives will be required if the student has not met a minimum of 120 hours in the program.

Total Hours (120)


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