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Bachelor of Science in Health

Purpose of Program

The Health degree provides students the opportunity to prepare for health careers in city, county, state and national government health agencies; corporate wellness programs; and voluntary health agencies. This program provides students with the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Health for students interested in careers in community health, public health and health promotion.

Program Options

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Health must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements. The minimum number of semester credit hours for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level. All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed in the UTSA Undergraduate Catalog.

Career Opportunities

Students who complete the program and graduate from the university are prepared to pursue careers in community health, public health and health promotion.

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Admission Requirements

All applicants must meet UTSA admission requirements and be in good standing with last institution attended (previous college experience). In addition, applicants must meet/fulfill the following departmental requirements or submissions:

The goal of admission requirements for the Health degree is to provide undergraduate students with a program of study with the highest possible standards. To achieve this goal, the admission policy is designed to identify those students most likely to succeed in health education.

Applicants admitted to UTSA under this catalog beginning Fall 2019 will be directly admitted to the Health major if they:

  • Meet all UTSA undergraduate admission requirements, and
  • Are ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class, or
  • Are ranked in the top 15 percent of their high school class and have a minimum 1350 SAT* or 29 ACT score.

* New SAT scores combine Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math.

Applicants admitted to UTSA under this catalog beginning Fall 2019 who do not meet the criteria for direct admission stated above will be admitted to University College under “Life and Health Sciences Studies.” All applicants for admission to the Health degree prior to Fall 2019 will be admitted to the program as pre-health students. Academic performance for declaration of the Health major will be evaluated after the following criteria have been met. To declare a Health major, a pre-health or Life and Health Science Studies student must have:

  • completed 30 semester credit hours and be in good standing with the University
  • successfully completed the following or equivalent courses with a grade of “C-” or better:
  • WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (Q) 3
    WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (Q) 3
    HTH 2413 Introduction to Community and Public Health 3

Applicants who have completed all of the above courses as equivalent transferable college credit with a grade of “C-” or better and have no UTSA coursework can declare a Health major if they:

  • meet all UTSA undergraduate admission requirements, and
  • have completed 30 semester credit hours.

A pre-health or Life and Health Science Studies student will not be able to register for upper-division, majors-only courses at UTSA until they have completed the courses listed above with the required grade point average. A student can complete each course required for admission twice in order to reach the required grade; however, students who are not able to meet the criteria after completing the course for the second time will no longer be considered a pre-health or Life and Health Science Studies student and their major will be changed to undeclared (UND) in the University student record system. The student must then choose a major other than Health.

Academic advising for students seeking the degree is available in the Life and Health Sciences Advising Center.

The minimum number of semester credit hours for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level. All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed in the UTSA Undergraduate Catalog, click to view Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health.

 

Department of Public Health

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San Antonio, TX 78249-1644