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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Health and Human Development

(Archive) Biobehavioral Health (BB H)

Begin Date: Summer Session 1996
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Biobehavioral Health (BB H) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR LYNN T. KOZLOWSKI, Head of the Department

This major provides interdisciplinary training designed to integrate biological, behavioral, and social science approaches to the study of human health and illness. Emphasis is placed on the study of physical health. The goal of this major is to help students gain working familiarity with multiple perspectives, approaches, and methods needed to address and solve problems of human health and illness. Students may select courses in the supporting courses category that will fulfill requirements for admission to graduate and professional programs. This major helps prepare graduates for entry-level jobs in a range of biomedical and health-related areas, including roles as research assistants, laboratory managers, biomedical product representatives, technical support positions in biomedical and health-related fields. This major also will provide excellent preparation for advanced study in natural and social science disciplines and related professional areas such as epidemiology, public health, environmental health and safety, and human services.

For the B.S. degree in Biobehavioral Health, a minimum of 124 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

(20 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

(This includes 20 credits of General Education courses: 4 credits of GQ courses; 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GS courses; 1 credit of GHS courses.)

BIOL 110 GN(4), CHEM 012 GN(3)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
BB H 101 GHS(3)[1], BIOL 141 GN(3)[1], NUTR 251 GHS(3), PSY 002 GS(3)[1], STAT 200 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
BB H 310W(3)[1], 311(3)[1], 411(3)[1], 440(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)

BIOL 033 GN(3) or 222(3) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 12 credits from: CHEM 013 GN(3), 014 GN(1), 015 GN(1) (Sem: 1-2)
CHEM 034(3), 035(3), 036(2), 038(4), 039(3) (Sem: 3-4)
PSY 203(3) (Sem: 3-4)
B M B 101(3), BIOL 055 GN(3), 129(4), 142(1), 230W GN(4) (Sem: 5-8)
BIOL 341 GN(3), 422W(3), 409(3), 479(3) (Sem: 5-8)
PSY 402(3), 404(3), 408(3), 412(3), 456(3), 485(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 15 credits from BB H 315 DF(3)[1], 410(3)[1], 432(3)[1], 446(3)[1], 451(3)[1], 469(3)[1], 470(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)
Select 9 credits from ANTH 473(3), H P A 101(3), 310(3), HD FS 315 DF(3), 418(3); HD FS 428(3) or 429(3); HD FS 433(3) or 445(3); HD FS 468(3), NURS 401(3), 452(3), NUTR 358(1), PSY 487(3), SOC 309(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from HD FS 129 GS(3), 229 GS(3), 239 GS(3), or 249 GS(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from BB H 301(3), PHIL 110 GH(3), 221 GH(3), 432(3), S T S 122 GH(3), 123 GH(3) (Sem: 5-8)

(Must include at least 6 credits at the 400 level)
Select 6 credits in health promotion from approved list, in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-8)
Select 12 credits in University-wide offerings from approved list, in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-8)


[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1996

Blue Sheet Item #: 24-07-034

Review Date: 6/3/99 (General Education Update)


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