Health Sciences Secondary Field of Study

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The Secondary Field of Study program enables undergraduate students enrolled in other GW schools to apply for a secondary field of study in Health Sciences.

Program Requirements

Students must successfully complete 15 semester hours of approved, Health Sciences courses. Students must complete the required coursework with a 2.5 GPA or better.

Foundation (12 credits)

HSCI 2101: Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness (3 cr)

HSCI 2102: Pathophysiology (3 cr)

HSCI 2103: Health Policy and the Health Care System (3 cr)

HSCI 2105: Current Issues in Bioethics (3 cr)

Elective (3 credits)

Chosen with academic advisor. HSCI 4103 has a prerequisite of HSCI 2103.  HSCI 4105 has a prerequisite of HSCI 2105.

HSCI 4103: Healthcare Law and Regulation OR

HSCI 4105: Case Studies in Healthcare

Entrance Requirements

Students who wish to declare a secondary field of study (minor) in Health Sciences must first meet with the academic advisor from their home school. The home advisor will provide the student with an approval form. The student then meets with the secondary field advisor. The form signed by both the student and the secondary advisor is then returned to the home school advisor for final approval. Students must have a declared major and have earned a grade point average of 2.0 or better to qualify.