BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Health Services Track

The following is a sample schedule for this major – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule. 

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years.

The following degree plan is based on the 2020-21 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Humanities - General Education 3
Quantitative Literacy - General Education 3
Total hours14

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Life Sciences - General Education 3-4
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
The Arts - General Education 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
3
Total hours15-16

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Writing II 3
Physical Sciences - General Education 3-4
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
General elective or emphasis area 3
Total hours15-16

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
IPE 375 Introduction to Interprofessional Health Care 3
IPE 470 Foundations of Patient Safety for Health Professionals 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
General elective or emphasis area 3
General elective or emphasis area 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
IPE 382 Introduction to Health Insurance and Managed Care 3
HCM 301 Health Care Organization
or HCM 303 Health Care Legal Issues
3
IPE 381 Statistics for the Health Professions 3
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
General elective or emphasis area 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
IPE 379 Interprofessional Perspectives on Population Health 3
IPE 378 Healthcare Quality Management 3
IPE 376 Cultural Competence in Health Care 3
General elective or emphasis area 3
General elective or emphasis area 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
SWK 595 Grant Writing in the Health and Human Services 3
IPE 576 Professional Issues in Health Services 3
IPE 475 Evidence-Based Health Care Practice 3
IPE 599 Health Literacy in the Human Services 3
General elective or emphasis area 3
General elective or emphasis area 3
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
IPE 575 Collaborative Health Care Leadership 3
NUR 515 Healthcare Informatics 3
General elective or emphasis area 3
General elective or emphasis area 3
Total hours12

Emphasis areas

Complete one of the following emphasis areas:

Tips for success

  • One general education science course must have a lab.

  • Be sure you pay attention to periodicity, prerequisites and sequencing. IPE 375 and IPE 470 must precede IPE 475 and IPE 575. Many 500-level courses require "junior standing".

  • All health option students must select from one of three emphasis areas. These courses vary by selection and have been noted above as "emphasis area". Some of these courses may also "double count" as general education requirements. Check emphasis area options before selecting general education courses.
Degree plan last reviewed 01-12-2021.