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Begin Date: Summer Session 2004
End Date: Fall Semester 2006 -UCA

Biobehavioral Health - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Health and Human Development (BB H)

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 120 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(22 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 3 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 94 credits
(This includes 22 credits of General Education courses: 4 credits of GQ courses; 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GHA courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (38 credits)
BIOL 110 GN(4), CHEM 012 GN(3)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
BB H 101 GHA(3)[1], BIOL 141 GN(3)[1], NUTR 251 GHA(3), PSY 002 GS(3)[1], STAT 200 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
BB H 310W(3)[1], BB H 311(3)[1], BB H 316(3)[1], BB H 411(3)[1], BB H 440(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (45 credits)
BIOL 033 GN(3) or BIOL 222(3) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 12 credits from: CHEM 013 GN(3), CHEM 014 GN(1), CHEM 015 GN(1) (Sem: 1-2)
CHEM 034(3), CHEM 035(3), CHEM 036(2), CHEM 038(3), CHEM 039(3), MICRB 106 GN(3), MICRB 107 GN(1), PSY 203(3) (Sem: 3-4)
B M B 211(3), BIOL 055 GN(3), BIOL 129 GN(4), BIOL 142(1), BIOL 230W GN(4), BIOL 341 GN(3), BIOL 422W(3), BIOL 409(3), BIOL 479(3), PHYS 250 GN(4), PHYS 251 GN(4), PSY 402(3), PSY 404(3), PSY 408(3), PSY 412(3), PSY 456(3), PSY 485(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 15 credits from: BB H 302 US(3)[1], BB H 315 US(3)[1], BB H 368(3)[1], BB H 410(3)[1], BB H 416(3)[1], BB H 417(3), BB H 432(3)[1], BB H 446(3)[1], BB H 451(3)[1], BB H 452(3)[1], BB H 458(3)[1], BB H 469(3)[1], BB H 470(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)
Select 9 credits from: H P A 057 GHA(3), H P A 101(3), H P A 310(3), HD FS 311(3), HD FS 315 US3), HD FS 418(3); HD FS 428(3) or HD FS 429(3); HD FS 433(3) or HD FS 445(3); HD FS 468(3), NURS 401(3), NURS 452(3), NUTR 358(2), PSY 487(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from: HD FS 129 GS(3), HD FS 229 GS(3), HD FS 239 GS(3), or HD FS 249 GS(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from: BB H 301(3), PHIL 110 GH(3), PHIL 132 GH(3), PHIL 221 GH(3), PHIL 432(3), S T S 122 GH(3), S T S 123 GH(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (11 credits)
(Must include at least 6 credits at the 400 level)
Select 3 credits in health promotion from approved list, in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-8)
Select 8 credits in University-wide offerings from approved list, in consultation with advisor (Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.) (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.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2004

Blue Sheet Item #: 32-01-073

Review Date: 9/2/03

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