B.S. in Healthcare Services and Sciences

Note: In the fall 2019 semester, the Interdisciplinary Health Services bachelor's degree program was renamed Healthcare Services and Sciences. Students admitted to the IHS program prior to fall 2019 should refer to their appropriate Undergraduate Catalog or consult with their academic advisor if they have any questions about this change.

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Services and Sciences in the College of Health and Human Services has the following requirements.

HSS Core Requirements

Course No. Course Name Credits
BIOS 2110 Human Anatomy 4 hours
MDSC 2010 Medical Terminology 1 hour
HSV 2250 Growth, Development, and Aging 3 hours

PHIL 2010 - OR
PHIL 3340 - OR
NUR 3220

Introduction to Ethics
Biomedical Ethics
Health Care Ethics

4 hours
4 hours
3 hours
HSV 2650 Information Literacy in the Health Sciences
(or pass the proficiency examination)
3 hours
HSV 3000 Research in Health Services 3 hours
HSV 3700 The Health System and Its Environment 3 hours
HSV 3900 Core Competencies and Contemporary Issues in Healthcare 3 hours
HSV 4100 Legal Issues in Healthcare Services 3 hours
HSV 4400 Diversity and Inclusion in Health and Human Services 3 hours
HOL 4700 Relationship-Centered Skills 3 hours
HSV 4780 U.S. Policy in Health and Human Services 3 hours
HSV 4800 Healthcare Management 3 hours
HSV 4860 Health Literacy Practices 3 hours
HSV 4880 Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Healthcare 3 hours

Capstone coursework

You must complete one of the following courses:

Course No

Course Name

HSV 4890

Health and Human Services Independent Research
(restricted to certified or licensed health professionals)

3 hours
HSV 4895

Capstone Project
(restricted to students working in health care)

3 hours
HSV 4900

Internship in Healthcare Services
(appropriate for most students)

4 hours

Specialized knowledge (minors or concentrations)

Academic Minors

Here are some examples of minors that compliment the HSS major and may prepare you for different roles in the health care or human services workplace. The minors that are marked with an * are tied to specific roles in health care.


We offer the following concentrations to prepare you to apply to graduate programs at WMU. We also offer a degree completion track for associate degree holders already working in an allied health field.