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
Introduction to Ethics
|HSV 2650||Information Literacy in the Health Sciences
(or pass the proficiency examination)
|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|
You must complete one of the following courses:
Health and Human Services Independent Research
Internship in Healthcare Services
Specialized knowledge (minors or concentrations)
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.
- Addiction Studies (leads to a national certification)*
- Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM)*
- Integrative Holistic Health and Wellness
- Non Profit Leadership (leads to a national certification)*
- Peace Corps Health Prep Minor*
- Speech and Hearing Processes*
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.