General Education & Health Studies Curriculum

Preparing Students for Health Care Professions

The general education and health studies curriculum is the foundation for the student’s educational experience. Although specialized, Baptist College of Health Sciences believes all baccalaureate health sciences students need a base of liberal arts and science courses. This base prepares them for taking an active part of the world in which they live. General and education health studies courses provide students with exposure to a broad range of ideas and experiences not normally found in clinically related courses. By applying themselves in these general studies courses, students enhance their abilities in thinking, reading, writing, and speaking. As students engage the literary, religious, philosophical and social thoughts that have shaped their world, they grow in appreciation both of its diversity and of those who have contributed to it.

Course Offerings and Number of Credit Hours

Biology:
BIO 110 General Biology I (4)
BIO 120 General Biology II (4)
BIO 201 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
BIO 202 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
BIO 205 Microbiology (4)
BIO 301 Pathophysiology (3)
BIO 315 Applied and Environmental Microbiology (3)
BIO 320 Cross Sectional Anatomy (2)
BIO 340 Histology (4)
BIO 350 Genetics (3)
BIO 360 Applied Anatomy & Physiology (3)
BIO 370 Infectious Diseases (2)
BIO 390 Immunology (3)
BIO 401-404 Special Topics in Biology (1-4)
BIO 410 Molecular Cell Biology (3)

Chemistry:
CHE 115 General Chemistry I (4)
CHE 125 General Chemistry II (4)
CHE 210 Organic Chemistry I (4)
CHE 220 Organic Chemistry II (4)
CHE 310 Biochemistry (4)
CHE 330 Molecular Pharmacology (3)

Communication
COM 220 Intercultural Communication (3)

Information Technology:
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Concepts (3)

English:
ENG 101 English Composition I (3)
ENG 102 English Composition II (3)
ENG 103 Writing for the Health Care Profession (1)
ENG 201 Perspectives in World Literature (3)
ENG 202 Perspectives in American Literature (3)
ENG 203 Literature and Medicine (3)
ENG 204 Contemporary American Literature: Cultural Diversity (3)

History:
HIS 101 World Civilization (3)
HIS 102 American History (3)

Health & Physical Education:
HPE 101 Health and Wellness (1)
HPE 104 Aerobics (1)
HPE 105 Swimming (1)
HPE 108 Basic Strength Fitness (1)
HPE 109 Physical Activities (1)

College Life Experience:
HSC 104 Baptist College Experience (1)
HSC 204 Spiritual Life and College Service (1)

Health Care Systems:
HSC 301 U.S. Health Care Systems (3)
HSC 320 Research for the Health Professional (3)
HSC 350 Perspectives in Epidemiology (3)
HSC 360 Interdisciplinary Seminar (1)
HSC 410 Interprofessional Health Care Experiences (3)
HSC 460 Independent Researches (1)

Mathematics:
MAT 110 College Algebra (3)
MAT 211 Statistics (3)
MAT 230 Advanced Statistics (3)
MAT 240 Elements of Calculus (3)

Music:
MUS 101-104 College Chorus (1)

Nutrition:
NUT 101 Fundamentals of Nutrition (3)

Philosophy:
PHI 201 Classical Issues in Philosophy (3)
PHI 202 Critical Thinking (3)
PHI 301 Biomedical Ethics and Values (3)

Physics:
PHY 305 Physics I (4)
PHY 315 Physics I (4)

Psychology:
PSY 201 General Psychology (3)
PSY 301 Human Growth and Development (3)
PSY 311 Marriage and Family (3)
PSY 320 Abnormal Psychology (3)

Religion:
REL 201 World Religions (3)
REL 210 Old Testament Survey (3)
REL 220 New Testament Survey (3)
REL 301 Literature of the Bible (3)
REL 302 Spiritual Aspects of Care (3)

Sociology:
SOC 201 Introduction to Medical Sociology (3)
SOC 202 Sociology of Aging (3)

Spanish:
SPA 201 Spanish I (3)
SPA 202 Spanish II (3)

Speech:
SPE 211 Speech Fundamentals (3)