BSHS in Clinical Health Sciences

The BSHS with a major in Clinical Health Sciences is a degree completion program that requires successful completion of 120 credit hours, divided into three degree components:

  • Advanced Standing and Electives (60 credit hours)
  • General Education (30 credit hours)
  • Health Sciences Distance Education (30 credit hours)

Transferable Coursework (90 credit hour maximum)

For an assessment on the transferability of your previous coursework, please contact the program office. Coursework will be evaluated for transfer using the following criteria:

  • College-level
  • Academic in nature
  • Completed at a regionally accredited institution
  • Earned with a C or better (C- grades do not transfer)

Advanced Standing and Electives (60 credit hours)

During the first semester the student is enrolled in the program, advanced standing for eligible military courses will be noted on the student’s record and applied towards the bachelor’s degree.

General Education (30 credit hours)

  • Biological Sciences (4 credits)
  • English Composition (6 credits)
  • Mathematics, Science, or Statistics (8 credits)
  • Humanities and/or Social Sciences (12 credits)

If a student still needs general education coursework in English Composition, Science, Statistics, or Humanities and/or Social Sciences, GW offers online coursework for these requirements. Students are encouraged to complete general education courses at GW by following the ‘Recommended Coursework at GW’ curriculum.

Recommended Coursework at GW
(6 credit hour minimum; 3 credits each)

General Education

English Composition
  • HSCI 2100: Writing and Composition in the Health Sciences
  • HSCI 2112W: Writing in the Health Sciences
Mathematics or Statistics
  • HSCI 2102: Pathophysiology
  • HSCI 4102: Human Physiology in Extreme Conditions
  • HSCI 2115: Introduction to Biostatistics
Humanities or Social Sciences (choose up to four)
  • HSCI 2103: Health Policy and the Health Care System
  • HSCI 2105: Current Issues in Bioethics
  • HSCI 2107: Health Care in Literature
  • HSCI 2111: Development of the Health Care Profession
  • HSCI 4103: Health Care Law & Regulation

Health Sciences Distance Education

Foundation Courses (required; choose five)
  • EHS 2211: Introduction to Telemedicine
  • EHS 4101: Humanitarian Relief Operations
  • HSCI 2101: Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness
  • HSCI 2102: Pathophysiology
  • HSCI 2103: Health Policy and the Health Care
  • HSCI 2104: Management of Health Science Services
  • HSCI 2105: Current Issues in Bioethics
  • HSCI 2108: Quality Improvement in Health
  • HSCI 2109: Trends and Innovations in Health
  • HSCI 2114: Healthcare in Developing Nations
CHS Courses (required)
  • HSCI 2110 Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Concepts
  • HSCI 2130 Primary Care Skills Practicum (2 credits)*
  • HSCI 2131 Adult Primary Care Practicum*
  • HSCI 2132 Primary Care Mental Hlth Practicum (2 credits)*
  • HSCI 2133 Specialized Clinical Experience (2 credits)*
  • HSCI 2190 Independent Study in Health Sciences

    *Must be completed while on active-duty. Students arrange rotations at their current duty stations. All rotations require a MD or PA preceptor.

HSCI 2102, HSCI 2013, and HSCI 2105 cannot be double-counted for a general education requirement and a GW Major course; they may only be used to complete one requirement.