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Psychology in the Health Care Profession

Coursework

General Studies Core28 units
Learners pursuing any of University College’s bachelor’s degrees are encouraged to complete the General Studies Core before starting their major requirements. Learners are required to complete 45 units prior to enrolling in program major requirements. Included in the required 45 units, the following courses are to be satisfied: ENG 105, one course of the General Studies Core Social and Behavioral Sciences requirements, and all program requisites. Learners must attain at least a 2.0 (C) grade-point average in the major. All required courses must be taken for a letter grade where the option exists.
Electives17 units
Students may choose from any course in the UC Academic Catalog.
Program Requisites15 units
UC 101
Momentum: Success in the University
3
HSCI 100
Introduction to Health and Disease
3
HSCI 105
Nutrition and Wellness
3
HSCI 110
U.S. Healthcare Systems
3
STAT 280
Applied Statistics
3
Major Requirements45 units
APSY 295
Human Growth and Development
3
APSY 300
Research Methods in Psychology
3
APSY 430
Cultural Psychology
3
BIO 225
General Microbiology
4
BIO 235
Human Anatomy
4
BIO 245
Human Physiology
4
CHEM 115
Chemistry for the Health Sciences
4
HSCI 300
Bioethics
3
HSCI 305
Introduction to Genetics
4
HSCI 310
Healthcare Professions
1
HSCI 320
Medical Sociology
3
HSCI 491
Senior Seminar: Health Sciences Capstone
3
HSCI 497
Fieldwork
2
PHYS 100
General Physics for Health Sciences
4
Emphasis in Psychology in the Health Care Profession15 units
APSY 285
Abnormal Psychology
3
APSY 350
Social Psychology
3
APSY 425
Crisis Counseling and Intervention
3
APSY 435
Gender Issues in Psychology
3
APSY 470
Positive Psychology
3

Learners may also apply credit toward the fulfillment of UC’s requirements through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) and previous coursework from regionally accredited colleges/universities.

Total120 units

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences is a foundational degree for adult learners desiring to enter the health care industry in the areas of healthcare management and health care advocacy.

The emphasis in Psychology in the Health Care Profession allows learners to specialize in the aspect of the health care industry concerned with how people react to and cope with illness, as well as how people make decisions around health and wellness. The health science degree emphasis brings together biology, psychology, and behavioral and social factors to determine how they influence patients and providers in health care professions.

Note: This information is current for the 2014 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information.