Bachelor of Science in Health Care Services
Director of General Education
Lori Bachle, M.S.
PH 402.552.6127 TF 800.647.5500
The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Services (HCS) program is designed to:
- Provide an avenue for Clarkson students working on an Associate’s degree to complete their Bachelor’s degree.
- Enable current health care employees to earn their Bachelor’s degree for career advancement.
- 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.
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
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 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
|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|
|PY 101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|SO 220||Medical Sociology||2|
|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|
|Support Courses (18 semester hours)||Semester Hours|
|Survey of Anatomy and Physiology for HIM
Basic Anatomy and Physiology
BI 211 Anatomy and BI 213 Physiology
|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|
|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|
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|
|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|
|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|
|Public Health Concentration (18 semester hours||Semester Hours|
|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|
|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|
|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|