Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies

Concentration Areas

Health Studies Concentration Areas

As part of the degree program, students will take at least one course in each of the four concentration areas below, and then complete an additional 20 credits (4 courses) in either the broad pathway or focused pathway; see the Health Studies Major Requirements table for additional details.

The courses on the following list will count for students starting in the Health Studies program Fall 2014 or after. If you were admitted Fall 2013, you must pick from the former concentration areas. Please note that courses that appear multiple times can only be counted in one concentration area.

  1. Fall 2014 Concentration Areas
  2. Fall 2013 Concentration Areas

Click one of the concentration areas below to see all the courses available in that area.

Health and Life Sciences

This concentration area is designed for students with a particular interest in the basic sciences. Students who are seeking to fill common pre-requisite courses for advanced study in the health sciences (such as biology, chemistry, and physics; or schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, or public health) will have significant flexibility.

Courses:

  • BIS 337 – Risk and Resilience
  • BIS 380 – Bioethics
  • BIS 384 – Health, Medicine, and Society
  • BIS 438 – Prevention and Promotion
  • BISSTS 231 - Genes, Genomes and Heredity
  • BISSTS 232 - Embryos, Genes and Reproductive Technology
  • BISSTS 307 – Science, Technology, and Society
  • BISSTS 497 - Advanced Topics in Science, Technology and Society: History of Medicine
  • BST 321 – Consciousness Studies
  • BST 322 – Exploration of Consciousness
  • B BIO 231 – Genes, Genomes, and Heredity
  • B BIO 232 – Embryos, Genes and Reproductive Technology
  • B BIO 305 – The Science and Ethics of Stem Cells
  • B BIO 310 – Brain and Behavior
  • B BIO 351 – Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I
  • B BIO 352 – Principles of Anatomy and Physiology II
  • B BIO 360 – Intro to Genetics
  • B BIO 364 – Biochemistry I
  • B BIO 365 – Biochemistry II
  • B BIO 370 – Microbiology
  • B BIO 393 - Medical Microbiology (will change to B BIO 260)
  • B BUS 330 – Information Management and Analysis
  • B EDUC 391 - Human Growth and Learning
  • B HLTH 480 – Genetics and Public Health
Community Health Intervention and Practice

This concentration area is designed for students interested in aspects of community and population level health intervention and practice, such as health communication and education, health promotion, healthcare services and utilization, and community-based partnership for research and practice.

Courses:

  • BIS 294 - The Arts of Collaboration: Working in Teams
  • BIS 352 - Community Mapping
  • BIS 438 – Prevention and Promotion
  • BIS 490 - Senior Seminar: Cultural Interventions for Health Equity and Social Change
  • B BIO 310 – Brain and Behavior
  • B EDUC 220 – Education and Society
  • B EDUC 230 – Culture, Knowledge, and Education
  • B EDUC 493 - Environmental Education
  • B HLTH 460 – Assessment of Older Adults
  • B HLTH 462 – Global/Health and the Environment
  • BHS 320 – Human Health and the Environment
  • B BUS 330 – Information Management and Analysis
  • B BUS 402 – Managing Work Teams
Health and Society

This concentration area is designed for students interested in how societal, cultural, and systems-level factors influence health. Topics explored include social determinants, culture of health and illness, public health history, and socio-behavioral sciences.

Courses:

  • BIS 226 - Foundations of U.S. Social Services
  • BIS 265 – Multicultural America
  • BIS 282 - Globalization
  • BIS 307 - Environmental Justice
  • BIS 310 – Women, Culture, and Development
  • BIS 316 - Topics in Psychology: Women’s Lives in Context
  • BIS 348 – Cultural Psychology
  • BIS 384 – Health, Medicine, and Society
  • BIS 415 – Public Policy and Law
  • BIS 448 – Social Policy
  • BIS 468 – Human Rights and Sustainable Development
  • BIS 490 - Senior Seminar: Cultural Interventions for Health Equity and Social Change
  • BST 322 - Exploration of Consciousness
  • BISAMS 367 – Exploring American Culture: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
  • BISGST 397 - Topics in Global Studies: Politics, Development and Globalization
  • BISSEB 304 – Institutions and Social Change
  • BISSEB 359 – Ethics and Society
  • BISLEP 301 – Law, Economics, and Public Policy
  • BISSTS 397 - Gender in Science and Technology
  • BISSTS 497 - Advanced Topics in Science, Technology and Society: History of Medicine
  • B BIO 310 – Brain and Behavior
  • BST 321 – Consciousness Studies
  • B EDUC 460 – Moral Dimensions of Education
  • B EDUC 461 – Educational Implications of Gender Inequality
  • B EDUC 475 – Global Perspectives on Diversity and Citizenship Education
  • B HLTH 444 – Issues in American Indian Health
  • B HLTH 450 – Exploring the Humanities in Healthcare
  • B HLTH 455 – Women, Culture, and Healing
  • B HLTH 465 – Adolescent Health
Health Policy, Leadership, and Ethics

This concentration area is designed for students interested in health policy and management within health systems, leadership in health sector roles, and ethics issues in clinical and population contexts.

Courses:

  • BIS 226 - Foundations of U.S. Social Services
  • BIS 294 - The Arts of Collaboration: Working in Teams
  • BIS 307 - Environmental Justice
  • BIS 380 – Bioethics
  • BIS 384 – Health, Medicine, and Society
  • BIS 415 – Public Policy and Law
  • BIS 438 – Prevention and Promotion
  • BIS 448 – Social Policy
  • BIS 468 – Human Rights and Sustainable Development
  • BISSEB 304 – Institutions and Social Change
  • BISSEB 359 – Ethics and Society
  • BISSTS 307 – Science, Technology, and Society
  • BISSTS 397 - Gender in Science and Technology
  • BISLEP 301 – Law, Economics, and Public Policy
  • BISLEP 397 - Topics in Law, Economics and Public Policy: Intellectual Property Law & Policy
  • B EDUC 220 – Education and Society
  • B EDUC 460 – Moral Dimensions of Education
  • B EDUC 461 – Educational Implications of Gender Inequality
  • B EDUC 475 – Global Perspectives on Diversity and Citizenship Education
  • B BUS 330 – Information Management and Analysis
  • B BUS 401 - Work Motivation and Performance
  • B BUS 402 – Managing Work Teams
  • B EDUC 460 – Moral Dimensions of Education
  • B EDUC 461 – Educational Implications of Gender Inequality
  • B EDUC 475 – Global Perspectives on Diversity and Citizenship Education
  • B HLTH 444 – Issues in American Indian Health
  • B HLTH 450 – Exploring the Humanities in Healthcare
  • B HLTH 455 – Women, Culture, and Healing
  • B HLTH 465 – Adolescent Health

Click one of the concentration areas below to see all the courses available in that area.

Health and Life Sciences
  • BIS 337 – Risk and Resilience
  • BIS 380 – Bioethics
  • BIS 384 – Health, Medicine, and Society
  • BIS 438 – Prevention and Promotion
  • BISSTS 307 – Science, Technology, and Society
  • BST 321 – Consciousness Studies
  • BST 322 – Exploration of Consciousness
  • B BIO 231 – Genes, Genomes, and Heredity
  • B BIO 232 – Embryos, Genes and Reproductive Technology
  • B BIO 260 – Medical Microbiology
  • B BIO 305 – The Science and Ethics of Stem Cells
  • B BIO 310 – Brain and Behavior
  • B BIO 351 – Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I
  • B BIO 352 – Principles of Anatomy and Physiology II
  • B BIO 360 – Intro to Genetics
  • B BIO 364 – Biochemistry I
  • B BIO 365 – Biochemistry II
  • B BIO 370 – Microbiology
  • B BUS 330 – Information Management and Analysis
  • B EDUC 391 – Human Growth and Learning
  • B HLTH 480 – Genetics and Public Health
Community Engagement
  • BIS 226 – Foundations of U.S. Social Services
  • BIS 265 – Multicultural America
  • BIS 294 – The Arts of Collaboration: Working in Teams
  • BIS 348 – Cultural Psychology
  • BIS 352 – Community Mapping
  • BIS 384 – Health, Medicine, and Society
  • BIS 438 – Prevention and Promotion
  • BISAMS 367 – Exploring American Culture: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
  • BISSEB 304 – Institutions and Social Change
  • BST 321 – Consciousness Studies
  • BST 322 – Exploration of Consciousness
  • B EDUC 220 – Education and Society
  • B EDUC 230 – Culture, Knowledge, and Education
  • B EDUC 460 – Moral Dimensions of Education
  • B EDUC 461 – Educational Implications of Gender Inequality
  • B BUS 330 – Information Management and Analysis
  • B BUS 402 – Managing Work Teams
  • B HLTH 444 – Issues in American Indian Health
  • B HLTH 450 – Exploring the Humanities in Healthcare
  • B HLTH 455 – Women, Culture, and Healing
  • B HLTH 460 – Assessment of Older Adults
  • B HLTH 465 – Adolescent Health
  • BHS 320 – Human Health and the Environment
Local and Global Health
  • BIS 265 – Multicultural America
  • BIS 282 - Globalization
  • BIS 310 – Women, Culture, and Development
  • BIS 348 – Cultural Psychology
  • BIS 384 – Health, Medicine, and Society
  • BIS 415 – Public Policy and Law
  • BIS 438 – Prevention and Promotion
  • BIS 448 – Social Policy
  • BIS 468 – Human Rights and Sustainable Development
  • BISAMS 367 – Exploring American Culture: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
  • BISSEB 304 – Institutions and Social Change
  • BISSEB 359 – Ethics and Society
  • BISLEP 301 – Law, Economics, and Public Policy
  • B BIO 310 – Brain and Behavior
  • BST 321 – Consciousness Studies
  • B EDUC 220 – Education and Society
  • B EDUC 230 – Culture, Knowledge, and Education
  • B EDUC 461 – Educational Implications of Gender Inequality
  • B EDUC 475 – Global Perspectives on Diversity and Citizenship Education
  • B EDUC 493 – Environmental Education
  • B BUS 402 – Managing Work Teams
  • B HLTH 444 – Issues in American Indian Health
  • B HLTH 450 – Exploring the Humanities in Healthcare
  • B HLTH 455 – Women, Culture, and Healing
  • B HLTH 460 – Assessment of Older Adults
  • B HLTH 462 – Global/Local Health Inequalities and Interventions
  • B HLTH 465 – Adolescent Health
  • BHS 320 – Human Health and the Environment
Health Policy, Leadership, and Ethics
  • BIS 226 – Foundations of U.S. Social Services
  • BIS 294 – The Arts of Collaboration: Working in Teams
  • BIS 307 – Environmental Justice
  • BIS 380 – Bioethics
  • BIS 384 – Health, Medicine, and Society
  • BIS 415 – Public Policy and Law
  • BIS 438 – Prevention and Promotion
  • BIS 448 – Social Policy
  • BIS 468 – Human Rights and Sustainable Development
  • BISSEB 304 – Institutions and Social Change
  • BISSEB 359 – Ethics and Society
  • BISSTS 307 – Science, Technology, and Society
  • BISSTS 397 – Gender in Science and Technology
  • BISLEP 301 – Law, Economics, and Public Policy
  • B EDUC 220 – Education and Society
  • B EDUC 460 – Moral Dimensions of Education
  • B EDUC 461 – Educational Implications of Gender Inequality
  • B EDUC 475 – Global Perspectives on Diversity and Citizenship Education
  • B BUS 330 – Information Management and Analysis
  • B BUS 401 – Work Motivation and Performance
  • B BUS 402 – Managing Work Teams

Note: Most BHS 497 courses will also fulfill Health Studies concentration credits. Please check with the Health Studies advisor to see which area they might fulfill.