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Description

Students in the health science major pursue one of two independent tracks which serve the distinct needs of individual students:

Admission to the Major

Any undergraduate student can declare a health science major.

The health science faculty has a professional responsibility to deny admission or continuation in any of its undergraduate or graduate programs to any student whose level of performance and/or personal characteristics or dispositions do not adequately meet academic, professional, or ethical standards.

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Studies Track

Description

This track is designed to partially fulfill requirements to sit for the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor examination. Current CASAC holders may elect to take some or all of these courses to fulfill the continuing education requirements of the credential. Many of the students who complete this track also elect to complete a second major in psychology, social work, criminal justice and other related areas.

Program Requirements

Undergraduate students in this program pursue a Bachelor of Science degree, and must complete its requirements.

Students must achieve a grade of "C" or better in each course. (A grade of "C-" does not meet this requirement.)

  • HLS 409 Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drugs (A)
  • HLS 421 Group Counseling Skills for Alcohol and Other Drugs (B)
  • HLS 422 Individual Treatment Planning for Alcohol and Other Drugs (B,Y)
  • HLS 423 HLS 423 Theories of Alcohol and Other Drugs (A)
  • HLS 424 Counseling Diverse Populations for Alcohol and Other Drugs (A,W,Y)
  • HLS 435 Evaluation and Assessment of Alcohol and Other Drugs (B)
  • HLS 437 Dual Diagnosis of Alcohol and Other Drugs (B)
  • HLS 445 Psychopharmacology of Alcohol and Other Drugs (A)
  • HLS 455 Ethics for Alcohol and Other Drugs (A)
  • HLS 488 Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology (A,M)
  • HLS 497 Intern Seminar for Alcohol and Other Drugs (A)
  • HLP 498 Internship for Alcohol and Other Drugs (B)

Notes:

  1. HLS 409 serves as a co- or prerequisite for all other courses in this track.
  2. Students who have taken PSH 202 and received a "C" or better may opt to take HLS 489 (Epidemiology) instead of HLS 488.
  3. HLS 497 and HLP 498 are to be taken concurrently at the end of the program, and should consult the course description for further requirements.
  4. Students are encouraged to take HLS 437 as an additional elective.

Healthcare Administration Track

Description

The health care administration program prepares students to enter the healthcare field as an entry level healthcare management practitioner. Upon graduation, students are prepared to seek employment in the healthcare field in a variety of settings including hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes, public health institutions, insurance companies, and consulting firms. Students pursue study in a broad range of subjects emphasizing both business and health systems-related topics.

Program Requirements

Undergraduate students in this program pursue a Bachelor of Science degree, and must complete its requirements.

Students must achieve a grade of "C" or higher in each health science and required business and accounting courses. (A grade of "C-" does not meet this requirement.)

Health Science Courses

  • HLS 410 Introduction to Health Care Administration (A)
  • HLS 411 Management Communications in Health Care Administration (A,Y)
  • HLS 412 Health Care Administration Planning (A)
  • HLS 413 Risk Management (A)
  • HLS 488 Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology (A,M)
  • HLS 496 Internship in Health Care Administration (A)

Business and Accounting Courses

  • ACC 280 or ACC 281 or ACC 282 Introduction to Accounting (B)
  • BUS 335 Principles of Marketing (A)
  • BUS 365 Principles of Management (A)
  • BUS 465** Human Resource Management (A)

Suggested Electives(not required)

  • CIS 106 End-User Computing (A)
  • MTH 243 Elementary Statistics (A,M)
  • WMS 271 Gender, Race and Class (A,D,S,W)
  • CMC 273 Interpersonal Communication (A,S)
  • ECN 100 or 201 or 202 Contemporary Economic Issues (A,S)
  • CMC 316 Interpersonal Communication in Business and the Professions (A)
  • CNC 332
  • ECN 333 Health Economics (A)
  • PSH 397*** Health Psychology (A)

*Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in order to take HLS 496.

**Prerequisite for BUS 465 is BUS 365.

***Prerequisite for PHS 397 is PSH 110 or PSH 112.

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