Rhode Island College

2019-2020 Catalog


Health Sciences B.S.

Course Requirements

Choose concentration A, B, C, D, or E below

A.

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANTH 103Introduction to Biological Anthropology

4

Spring.
BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 231Human Anatomy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 335Human Physiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 348Microbiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 105General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 106General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 102Human Health and Disease

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HSCI 105Medical Terminology

2

Fall, Spring.
HSCI 232Human Genetics

4

Fall.
MATH 240Statistical Methods I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Choose TWO from:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANTH 309Medical Anthropology

4

Alternate years.
COMM 338Communication for Health Professionals

4

Fall.
GRTL 314/NURS 314Health and Aging

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 303Research in Community and Public Health

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 307Introduction to Epidemiology

3

Fall, Spring.
SOC 314The Sociology of Health and Illness

4

Annually.
Total Credit Hours:47-49
Note: SOC 314 has a prerequisite of any 200-level sociology course or consent of the department chair.

B. Dental Hygiene Completion

Note: Prior dental hygienist licensure required for admission.

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 231Human Anatomy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 335Human Physiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 105General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CSCI 101Introduction to Computers

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 233Social and Global Perspectives on Health

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 307Introduction to Epidemiology

3

Fall, Spring.
HSCI 402Current Topics in Dental Hygiene

4

As needed.
HSCI 466Evidence-Based Decision Making for Dental Hygiene

4

As needed.
HSCI 494Independent Study in Health Sciences

4

As needed.
MATH 240Statistical Methods I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PSYC 110Introduction to Psychology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SOC 200Introduction to Sociology

4

Fall, Spring.
Dental Hygiene Licensure Transfer Credits

48

Total Credit Hours:93

C. Human Services

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
 

-Or-

 

BIOL 111Introductory Biology I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-And-

BIOL 112Introductory Biology II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
 

BIOL 231Human Anatomy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 335Human Physiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Either

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CHEM 103General Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-And-

CHEM 104General Chemistry II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
 

-Or-

 

CHEM 105General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-And-

CHEM 106General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
 

COMM 338Communication for Health Professionals

4

Fall.
CSCI 101Introduction to Computers

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HCA 201Introduction to Health Care Systems

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HCA 303Health Policy and Contemporary Issues

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 102Human Health and Disease

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 233Social and Global Perspectives on Health

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 307Introduction to Epidemiology

3

Fall, Spring.
HSCI 105Medical Terminology

2

Fall, Spring.
HSCI 232Human Genetics

4

Fall.
HSCI 494Independent Study in Health Sciences

4

As needed.
MGT 201Foundations of Management

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 240Statistical Methods I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHIL 206Ethics

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PSYC 110Introduction to Psychology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PSYC 230Human Development

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

FOUR COURSES from:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 213Plant and Animal Form and Function

4

Fall, Spring.
BIOL 348Microbiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
GRTL 314/NURS 314Health and Aging

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HCA 302Health Care Organizations

3

Fall, Spring.
HCA 401/HCA 501Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care Management

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 303Research in Community and Public Health

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 420Physiological Aspects of Exercise

3

Fall, Spring.
MGT 320Human Resource Management

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MGT 322Organizational Behavior

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 209Precalculus Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 101Physics for Science and Mathematics I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 102Physics for Science and Mathematics II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PSYC 221Research Methods I: Foundations

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PSYC 335Family Psychology

4

Annually.
PSYC 339Psychology of Aging

4

Annually.
PSYC 345Physiological Psychology

4

Fall, Spring.
PSYC 424Health Psychology

4

Annually.
PSYC 445Behavioral Neuroscience

4

Annually.
SOC 217Sociology of Aging

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SOC 314The Sociology of Health and Illness

4

Annually.
Total Credit Hours:83-91

D. Medical Laboratory Sciences

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 231Human Anatomy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 335Human Physiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 348Microbiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 429Medical Microbiology

4

As needed.
CHEM 103General Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 104General Chemistry II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 205Organic Chemistry I

4

Fall, Summer.
CHEM 206Organic Chemistry II

4

Spring, Summer.
CHEM 310Biochemistry

4

Fall.
CSCI 101Introduction to Computers

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 209Precalculus Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 240Statistical Methods I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MEDT 301Clinical Microbiology

8

Fall.
MEDT 302Clinical Chemistry

8

Spring.
MEDT 303Immunohematology

4

Fall.
MEDT 304Hematology

6

Spring.
MEDT 305Pathophysiology

2

Fall.
MEDT 306Clinical Immunology

2

Spring.
MEDT 307Clinical Microscopy

2

Fall.
PHYS 101Physics for Science and Mathematics I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PSYC 110Introduction to Psychology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SOC 200Introduction to Sociology

4

Fall, Spring.
Total Credit Hours:95

E. Respiratory Therapy Completion

Note: Prior respiratory therapist licensure required for admission.

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 231Human Anatomy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 335Human Physiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 105General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CSCI 101Introduction to Computers

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 233Social and Global Perspectives on Health

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 307Introduction to Epidemiology

3

Fall, Spring.
HSCI 232Human Genetics

4

Fall.
HSCI 401Topics in Respiratory Therapy

4

Spring.
HSCI 465Seminar in Respiratory Therapy

4

Fall.
HSCI 494Independent Study in Health Sciences

4

As needed.
MATH 240Statistical Methods I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PSYC 110Introduction to Psychology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SOC 200Introduction to Sociology

4

Fall, Spring.
Respiratory Therapist Licensure Transfer Credits

42

Total Credit Hours:91