Bachelor of Science in Health Care Services

Director of General Education
Lori Bachle, M.S.
PH 402.552.6127  TF 800.647.5500 
bachle@clarksoncollege.edu

Introduction

The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Services (HCS) program is designed to:

  1. Provide an avenue for Clarkson students working on an Associate’s degree to complete their Bachelor’s degree.
  2. Enable current health care employees to earn their Bachelor’s degree for career advancement.
  3. Provide traditional students not interested in direct patient care an opportunity to learn about and work in the health care arena.

Each option will enable graduates to better navigate the complicated health care delivery systems and optimize health care for their patients.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Services, graduates will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency of written and verbal communication skills.
  • Utilize critical thinking.
  • Practice awareness of cultural, ethnic, gender and lifestyle differences.
  • Utilize technology proficiently.
  • Demonstrate ethical and professional conduct.

Dual Degree Curriculum

Clarkson College has dual degree options that will allow the Associate’s degree obtained at Clarkson College to be used directly as electives in the Bachelor’s degree program. The options are:

  • Dual degree: Associate of Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant/Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Services.
  • Dual degree: Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology/Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Services.
  • Dual degree: Associate of Science degree in Health Information Technology/Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Services.

Minors and Certificates

  • Gerontology Minor
  • Public Health Minor
  • Public Health Certificate

Curriculum Requirements

In order to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Services, students must successfully complete 132-136 semester hours. These hours are distributed as follows:

  • General Education = 21 semester hours
  • Core Courses = 9 semester hours
  • Support Courses = 18 semester hours
  • Health Care Services Major Courses = 12 semester hours
  • Concentration Courses = 72 semester hours

Service Requirements

Service reflects a holistic view that focuses on how individuals provide high quality, ethical and compassionate service in the field of health care and the community at large. Students will become familiar with service agencies, connect learning with practice and engage in civic service activities to live and demonstrate the Clarkson College Values of Learning, Caring, Commitment, Integrity and Excellence.

All students are required to complete designated service courses as a component of their program of study. Successful completion of service experiences is required to pass the designated service courses. Designated service courses are identified using the following symbol: ◊

Required courses for Bachelor of Science in Health Care Services Program

View course descriptions for Health Care Services Program or General Education

General Education Courses (21 semester hours) Semester Hours
BU 104 Basic Computer Applications 3
EN 101 English Composition I 3
EN 102 English Composition II 3
GEN 105 Medical Terminology 1
MA 120 College Algebra 3
ST 310 Statistics 3
PY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SO 220 Medical Sociology 2
    Total 21
Core Courses (9 semester hours) Semester Hours
HC 104 ◊ Core I: Effective Interactions in the World of Health Care 3
HC 204 Core II: A Cultural History of the Healing Arts 3
HC 304 Core III: Ethical and Cultural Frontiers in U.S. Health Care 3
    Total 9
Support Courses (18 semester hours) Semester Hours
HM 224
 
BI 222

 

Survey of Anatomy and Physiology for HIM
OR
Basic Anatomy and Physiology
OR
BI 211 Anatomy and BI 213 Physiology
4
BU 240 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
HM 280 Electronic Health Records 2
HM 304 Pharmacology and Drug Administration 3
BU 371 Organizational Behavior 3
HM 410 Quality Management and Process Improvement 3
    Total 18
Major Courses (12 semester hours) Semester Hours
HCS 240 Health and Medical Aspects of Stress Management 3
HCS 320 ◊ Patient Advocacy and Health Literacy 3
HCS 410 Fieldwork (concentration-related) 3
HCS 420 Fieldwork (concentration-related) 3
    Total 12

Additional Major Concentration Courses (72 semester hours)

Traditional students will choose four of the five concentration areas to complete their degree.

Post-degree students will receive 54 direct transfer credit hours and will choose one of the five concentration areas to complete their degree. The degree must be received from an accredited institution.

Students will choose four of the following five concentration areas to complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Services.

Gerontology Concentration (18 semester hours) Semester Hours
PY 220 Dying and Death 2
HC 220 Gerontology 2
HCS 330 Health and Physical Aspects of Aging 3
HCS 333 Psychological and Social Aspects of Aging 3
HCS 334 Managing End of Life Care 3
HCS 336 Seminar in Gerontology 2
BU 420 Long Term Care 3
    Total 18
Health Care Business Concentration (18 semester hours) Semester Hours
BU 130 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BU 210 Business Communications 3
BU 306 Principles of Management 3
Students choose three of the following electives:  
BU 121 Survey of Economics 3
BU 199 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BU 204 Advanced Computer Applications 3
BU 246 Health Care Economics 3
BU 310 Revenue Cycle Management 3
BU 320 Human Resources Management 3
BU 326 Principles of Marketing 3
BU 425 Project  Management 3
BU 442 Strategic Planning 3
BU 470 Issues and Policies in Public Health 3
    Total 18
Public Health Concentration (18 semester hours Semester Hours
HCS 250 Epidemiology 3
HCS 251 Environmental Risk Factors for Disease 3
HCS 351 Data Collection and Future Trends 3
HCS 353 Community Engagement in Public Health 3
ST 410 Advanced Statistics for Public Health Care 3
BU 470 Issues and Policies in Public Health 3
    Total 18
Human Services Concentration (18 semester hours Semester Hours
PY 200 Human Development 3
HCS 241 Human Services I 3
HCS 243 Human Services II 3
HCS 341 Gerontology in Human Services 3
HCS 343 Diversity Seminar 1
HCS 344 Populations at Risk Seminar 1
HCS 345 Crisis Intervention Seminar 1
HCS 441 Ethical and Professional Issues in Human Services 3
    Total 18
Women’s Health Concentration (18 semester hours) Semester Hours
HCS 260 Intro Women’s Health Topics and Issues 3
HCS 261 Women’s Health I 3
HCS 264 Literature and New Models in Women’s Health 3
HCS 362 Women’s Health II 3
HCS 363 Violence and Mental Health Issues 3
HCS 365 Women’s Health Seminar: Mammography 1
HCS 366 Women’s Health Seminar: Pharmacology 1
HCS 367 Women’s Health Seminar: Physical Therapy 1
    Total 18