SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

SBU College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. Many of the courses in the major are web-based. All degree candidates are required to complete general education requirements as well as the major requirements listed below. Note: An associate degree in a professional program (such as A.A.S.N. or A.S.N.) does not satisfy the general education requirements.


Program Requirements – 14 credit hours








BIO 2204

Anatomy and Physiology I – 4

Will accept transfer credits from licensed or certified health care practitioners of no less than 5 hrs of combined A&P or 3 hrs of each.



BIO 3304

Anatomy and Physiology II – 4



BIO 2213

Microbiology – 3




PSY 3063

Growth and Development-3







Note: 40 hours of upper division credit required.
Health Sciences Major Requirements – 33 credit hours








HSC 3202

Foundations of Learning-2

Springfield online




HSC 3003

Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professions-3

Springfield online




HSC 3013

Organization and Delivery of Healthcare-3

Springfield online




HSC 3073

Patient Education-3

Springfield online




PSY 3243

Elementary Statistics-3

Springfield campus-pre-req college algebra




HSC 3563

Health Care Informatics-3

Springfield online



HSC 4143

Research for Health Care Professionals-3

Springfield online



HSC 4343

Human Resources for Health Care Professionals-3

Springfield online



HSC 4013

Health Care in Diverse Populations-3

Springfield online-meets gen. ed requirement of transcultural hours



HSC 4023/
NUR 4023 or
FIN 3053

Health Care Finance –3
Business Finance

Springfield online-HSC 4023




HSC 4444

Leadership and Management for Health Care Professionals- 4

Springfield online

Health Science Electives

Credit will be awarded toward the major requirements for students from an accredited professional program. These hours will only be credited toward the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree. Transfer credits will be given for applicable coursework from such fields as radiology, dental hygiene, pharmacy technology, surgical technology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, emergency medical technology, among others.

Admission Policy, BS in Health Sciences

In addition to admission to the University, all health sciences degree-seeking students must formally apply for admission to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree program. Applicants must complete an application packet for the program and provide a copy of current professional license or certificate, if applicable, and official transcripts of all college courses. Admission conference with a member of the Health Sciences faculty is required.

BS in Health Sciences Program Educational Outcomes/Competencies

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Program will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively in multiple settings with diverse health care stakeholders.
  2. Use a Christian worldview to guide professional practice in health care.
  3. Make decisions based on Christian values and a critical examination of evidence.
  4. Apply collaborative leadership skills to service in health care systems.
  5. Plan, implement and evaluate health care services in diverse populations.
  6. Analyze legal, financial, ethical, cultural, social, religious, ethnic and political issues pertaining to health care in a global context.

Graduation Policy, AS and/or BS in Health Sciences

All degree candidates must meet the graduation requirements of the University. For graduation, students must have an overall 2.00 GPA. Participation in outcome assessment activities is a graduation requirement. Failure to do so will result in withholding diploma until these are completed.