Bachelor of Science Degree Program
Faculty: R. Briggs, E. Brown, W. Burrell, C. Brown, W. Inman, O. Johnson, M. Kanu, K. Patel, R. Theriot and E. Williams
The Department of Public Health, Health Administration and Health Sciences offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences (HS). Students may obtain the BS in Health Sciences by completing a total of 120 credit hours. The BS in Health Sciences will provide: (1) the knowledge base and skills development for those seeking entry and intermediate-level professional and service positions in health care agencies, organizations, and institutions in public, private, and non-profit sectors; (2) a degree completion program for associate-degree credentialed healthcare practitioners pursuing career advancement or a career change; and (3) a pre-professional program for students preparing to enter programs for which the master’s degree is the licensing credential. Students may choose concentrations in Physical Sciences, Public Health, Therapeutic Studies, Communications and Sciences Disorders and a General track.
Students who wish to pursue the Health Sciences major must first be accepted for admission to Tennessee State University. Applications are accepted year round from students who have completed all general education prerequisites (including transfers).
The Health Sciences Admission Committee will consider applications of candidates who present the following qualifications:
- Acceptance to Tennessee State University.
- Completion of the first year Health Sciences curriculum with a grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
- Two letters of recommendation from individuals who have known the applicant for at least two years (the time requirements will be waived for recommendations from employers).
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The Health Sciences retention policy requires the following:
- Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.0.
- Students must earn a grade of a “C” or better in all major courses, supporting Science, Business, English, and Mathematics courses. Failure to maintain a C in any of these courses will result in repeating the course the next semester the course is offered with the Advisor’s approval.
- Students who earn a grade less than a “C” in Health Sciences courses for more than one semester will be dismissed from the program.
- Students who have been dismissed from the Health Sciences program may apply for readmission.
- Students who request readmission should present evidence to the Admissions Committee of substantial change in circumstances which warrants reconsideration.