Bachelor of Science in Health Science

General Education Requirements
The student must complete the General Education Requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.9
Major Requirements
HLSC 201PHuman Anatomy and Physiology I1
HLSC 202Anatomy and Physiology II1
HLSC 219WHealth and Wellness1
PUBH 308QHealth and Medical Statistics1
HLSC 309Research Methods in the Health Sciences1
HLSC 411Exercise Physiology1
HLSC 498Senior Research Proposal1
HLSC 499Senior Research Project1
Select four courses from the following (2 courses must be HLSC courses):4
Introduction to Nutrition Science
Introduction to Public Health
Global Health
Basic Biomechanics
Therapeutic Modalities
Therapeutic Exercise
Aging of Physiological Systems
Body Systems Immunology
Ethical Issues in Health Care
Seminor in Integrative Medicine
Special Topics in Health Science
Advanced Human Anatomy
Sport Nutrition
Medical Terminology and Pathology
Immunology and Hematology
Organic Chemistry I
Biochemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Health Communication
Food and Nutrition in the Media
Health Communications Campaigns
Developmental Psychology
Health Psychology
Drugs, Mind, and Behavior
Biological Psychology
Collateral Requirements
BIOL 141PIntroductory Biology I: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics1
BIOL 142PIntroductory Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology1
PSYC 101SIntroduction to Psychology1
Recommended Courses
Health Science students considering careers in medicine/allied health or graduate study are strongly encouraged to take CHEM 141P and CHEM 142P and/or PHYS 121P and PHYS 122P as part of their undergraduate program. Advising tracks for pre-medicine, rehabilitative studies, allied health professions, and health promotion are located on the HLSC department website.
General Electives8
Total Units32

All students in the College of Arts and Sciences must meet General Education requirements in addition to specific requirements within the major area of study.

Each student must complete at least four writing or writing enhanced (WE) courses to complete the University Writing Requirement. At least two of these courses must be from General Education. Based upon Admissions application information, students may be placed in ENGL 100 ; ENGL 100 may be used to count toward the Writing requirement.

A single course may not be used to meet more than one of the General Education requirements, but a single course may count toward a General Education requirement and the student’s major requirements. Students should check with their advisors regarding the eligibility of transfer credits to meet General Education requirements after students have enrolled at Stetson. A key component of a liberal education is to learn about the modes of inquiry from a diverse set of disciplines, so no more than 3 courses used to meet General Education requirements may come from a single department and at least 16 of the 32 units required for graduation must come from departments outside the department of the major.

For many majors, certain courses outside the major field of study are required. These courses are called “collateral requirements.”

A student majoring in Education may count among the 32 units as many in the major as are required for completion of an approved program for teacher certification by the State of Florida.

FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
Quantitative Reasoning (any Q course)1
Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Natural World5
Select five of the following: 1
Creative Arts (any A course, or 4 - MUSC, MUSA or MUSE credit courses)
Culture and Belief (any B course)
Historical Inquiry (any H course)
Individuals, Societies, and Social Systems (any S course)
Modern Languages (any L course)
Physical and Natural World (any P course)
Personal and Social Responsibility and Junior Seminar 22
Select one of the following:
Environmental Responsibility (any R course)
Ethical or Spiritual Inquiry (any E course)
Health and Wellness (any W course)
Human Diversity (any D course)
Social Justice (any J course)
Select one Junior Seminar of the following: 3
Environmental Responsibility (any R/JS course)
Ethical or Spiritual Inquiry (any E/JS course)
Health and Wellness (any W/JS course)
Human Diversity (any D/JS course)
Social Justice (any J/JS course)
Total Units9

 Cultural Events/Campus Engagement

In addition to completing 32 course units, students join Stetson's intellectual and creative life outside the classroom by participating in at least 3 approved cultural events for each semester of enrollment at Stetson.  These events include lectures by distinguished visitors, musical performances, plays, and art shows.


1 unit each from 5 out of the 6 areas


1 unit MUST BE a Junior Seminar


Junior seminars may not be taken pass/fail.