Program Requirements

Health Services (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

The comprehensive major in Health Services is an interdisciplinary program designed to:

  • Provide allied health professionals who have associate degrees or certificates with opportunities for professional growth, preparation for leadership positions, and career advancement
  • Provide a foundation for those who plan to enter the workforce as a non-clinical healthcare professional
  • Provide a foundation for those who wish to progress into non-clinical graduate programs

Admission Requirements

Formal admission to the Health Services major requires:

  1. 30 hours of coursework.
  2. Completion of IPE 375(3) with a grade of "C" or better.
  3. A combined (Missouri State University and transfer) GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Major requirements (63-86 hours):

Major core (33 hours):
  1. Specific General Education requirement: PSY 121(3).
  2. Interprofessional Leadership Core (30 hours): IPE 375(3), IPE 378(3), IPE 381(3), IPE 382(3), IPE 413(3), IPE 470(3), IPE 475(3), IPE 575(3), IPE 576(3); HCM 301(3) or HCM 303(3) .
  3. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of IPE 575(3).
Complete one of the following options:
Clinical Services Option (30-53 hours):
  1. Completion of an accredited allied health associate degree/certificate program.
  2. Professional/clinical coursework must have been completed through an accredited institution in order to be applied to the degree requirements.
  3. Professional/clinical coursework will be evaluated for transfer credit on an individual basis. A maximum of 53 hours can be applied toward this degree.
Health Services Option (33-36 hours):
  1. IPE 376(3) or IPE 377(3); IPE 379(3), SWK 595(3); IPE 599(3) or BMS 599(3) or SWK 599(3); MGT 340(3).
  2. Complete one of the following emphasis areas:
    1. Science Reasoning: BMS 110(3), BMS 111(1), BMS 230(3); BMS 307(4) or KIN 250(3); BMS 308(4) or KIN 252(3); DTN 240(3), LLT 102(2).
    2. Administrative Services: ACC 201(3), ECO 155(3), ECO 165(3); HCM 301(3) or HCM 303(3); HCM 504(3); ITC 200(3), MKT 350(3) or LAW 531(3).
    3. Community Health Services: COM 521(3), HLH 582(3), IPE 540(3); PSY 304(3) or SOC 341(3); SOC 152(3), SWK 219(3); SWK 543(3) or SOC 430(3) or ENG 570(3).

University level requirements:

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements