BS - Integrated Health Science

  • The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Integrated Health Science will provide a broad-based interdisciplinary degree designed for students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. To do so, the IHS major will consist of a core group of classes grounded in the basic natural, social and health sciences with a thread of interprofessional education (IPE) and healthcare innovation woven throughout. The IHS major prepares students to become informed and engaged health professionals, able to think critically about health-related issues and work as part of a healthcare team to develop innovative solutions to current and future healthcare issues. Coursework focuses on the core functions of the healthcare system while emphasizing strategies to promote population health. In addition, the curriculum provides a venue for career exploration. The IHS program of study is flexible enough to allow students career options in the healthcare industry or preparation for graduate education in allied health fields.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      4
    Total: 15

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2
      3
    • Lower-Division Elective (1 of 3)
      3
    Total: 15
Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • WELL 2000 Found Hlth and Well
      3
    • HS 2300 Cultural Competence
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    • Lower-Division Elective (2 of 3)
      3
    • Lower-Division Elective (3 of 3)
      3
    Total: 15

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • IHS 2100 Intro Hlth Sciences & Profs
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C1
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1
      3
    • Free Elective (1 of 4)
      3
    Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • IHS 3240 Fund Behav Health Care
      3
    • IT 3503 Foundations Health Inf Tech
      3
    • COMM 3320 Health Communication
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    • Free Elective (2 of 4)
      3
    Total: 15

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ECON 3478 Economics of Healthcare
      3
    • IPE 4413 Interprof Collab Care
      3
    • SOCI 3380 Society, Community, & Health
      3
    • Major Elective (1 of 6)
      3
    • Free Elective (3 of 4)
      3
    Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • HPE 3300 Contemporary Health Issues
      3
    • IHS 4445 Healthcare Innovation
      3
    • Major Elective (2 of 6)
      3
    • Major Elective (3 of 6)
      3
    • Free Elective (4 of 4)
      3
    Total: 15

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • PHE 3330 Health Systems & Health Policy
      3
    • IHS 4760 Integrat Health Sci Seminar
      3
    • Major Elective (4 of 6)
      3
    • Major Elective (5 of 6)
      3
    • Major Elective (6 of 6)
      3
    Total: 15
Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 120 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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