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BSHS in Global Leadership in Disaster Response | PGCC Crosswalk

Prince George's Community CollegeThis is the recommended program of study for students planning to obtain a PGCC associate's degree and transfer to GW to complete the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) in Global Leadership in Disaster Response.

The BSHS in Global Leadership in Disaster Response program is designed for students with previous international health care experience. The program draws heavily from both the civilian and military challenges and successes experienced during natural and man-made disasters, and other crises, both domestically and abroad. Graduates of this program will be well positioned to provide leadership and expert counsel in all matters of disaster and crisis related healthcare issues for myriad agencies at the local, regional, national, and international levels.

GWU Entry Requirement

PGCC Accepted Courses

# credits


GW accepts up to 60 credits from the completed associate’s degree toward the general education and electives requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences.

Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.

Transferable course work must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Students must have international health care experience.

English Composition

EGL-1010 Composition I:  Expository Writing*

3 credits

Student must complete 3 credits.

Physical or Natural Science with Lab

BIO-1010 General Biology *

BIO-1020 General Plant Biology *

BIO-1080 Reproduction Biology *

BIO-1110 Environmental Biology*

     with BIO-1120 Environmental Biology Laboratory*

BIO-1130 Principles of Biology: Evolution, Ecology and Behavior*

BIO-1140 Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology*

BIO-2010 Microbiology

BIO-2050 Human Anatomy and Physiology I*

BIO-2060 Human Anatomy and Physiology II*

CHM-1010 General Chemistry I*

CHM-1020 General Chemistry II *

     with CHM-1030 General Chemistry II Laboratory*

CHM-2010 Organic Chemistry I

CHM-2020 Organic Chemistry II

     with CHM-2040 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

GEO-1010 Physical Geography *

     with GEO-1020 Physical Geography Laboratory*

PHY-1010 Introductory Physics I*

PHY-1020 Introductory Physics II*

PHY-1030 General Physics I*

PHY-2030 General Physics II

PHY-2040 General Physics III

PSC-1010 Introduction to Astronomy *

     with PSC-1020 Introduction to Astronomy Laboratory*

PSC-1050 Introduction to Physical Geology*

     with PSC-1060 Physical Geology Laboratory*

4 credits

Students must complete 4 credits (lecture and lab).

*Satisfies PGCC General Education Requirement

Social Sciences

ANT-1030 Introductory Cultural Anthropology

ANT-2030 - Language and Culture

ECN-1010 Economic Development

ECN-1030 Principles of Macroeconomics

ECN-2040 Principles of Microeconomics

GEO-1000 Introduction to Geography as a Social Science

GEO-1090 World Regional Geography

POS-1000 Introduction to Politics

POS-1010 American National Government

POS-1020 State and Local Government

POS-1050 Introduction to Politics

POS-1400 Introduction to Environmental Policy

POS-2010 Political Ideologies

POS-2070 Introduction to International Politics

POS-2150 Introduction to Comp Politics/Government

PSY-1010 General Psychology

PSY-1150 Death and Dying

PSY-2010 Personality and Adjustment

PSY-2030 Child Psychology

PSY-2040 Adolescent Psychology

PSY-2070 Human Growth and Development

PSY-2080 Abnormal Psychology

PSY-2130 Forensic Psychology

PSY-2060 Educational Psychology

PSY-2190 Social Psychology

PSY-2090 Psychology of Aging

PSY-2100 Psychology of Women

PSY-2110 Psychology & African Americans

PSY-2120 Drugs and Behavior

PSY-2200 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology

PSY-2210 Introduction to Health Psychology

SOC-1010 Introduction to Sociology

SOC-1030 Sociology of Food

SOC-1150 Sociology of Death and Dying

SOC-2010 Social Problems

SOC-2020 Marriage and Family

SOC-2030 Criminology

SOC-2040 Introduction to Social Work

SOC-2090 Sociology of Minorities

SOC-2400 Introduction to Public Health & Health Care Policy

SPH-1010 Introduction to Speech Communication*

SPH-1050 Group Communication and Leadership*

SPH-1090 Interpersonal Communication*

SPH-1110 Public Speaking*

SPH-2090 Advanced Interpersonal Comm.

SPH-2200 Gender and Communication

SPH-2230 Intercultural Communication

6 credits

Students must complete 6 credits.

*Satisfies PGCC General Education Requirement


ARB-1000 Arabic for Beginners*

ARB-1010 Elementary Arabic*

ART-1010 Introduction to Art*

ART-2700 Art Survey I*

ART-2710 Art Survey II*

ART-2720 African American Art*

ART-2730 Integrated Arts*

CHN-1000 Chinese for Beginners*

CHN-1010 Elementary Chinese*

EGL-1020 Composition II: Writing About Literature

EGL-2010 British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon Period Through the 18th Century*

EGL-2030 British Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries*

EGL-2050 American Literature from the Beginnings to the Late 19th Century*

EGL-2070 American Literature from the 19th Century to the Present*

EGL-2090 World Literature from Ancient Times Through the Middle Ages*

EGL-2110 World Literature from the Renaissance to the Present*

EGL-2120 Introduction to African Literature*

EGL-2130 African-American Literature Pre-1800 to 1920*

EGL-2140 African-American Literature from 1920 to the Present*

EGL-2170 Major American Writers*

EGL-2210 The Shakespeare Plays*

EGL-2230 Children’s Literature*

EGL-2250 Literature for Teenagers*

EGL-2320 Literature and Film*

EGL-2330 Modern Literature*

EGL-2370 Studies in Biblical Literature and the Old Testament*

EGL-2390 Studies in Biblical Literature and the New Testament*

EGL-2410 Mythology, Legend and Folklore*

EGL-2430 Survey of Science Fiction*

EGL-2440 Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction*

EGL-2500 Women in Literature*

EGL-2600 Introduction to the Novel*

FRN-1010 French for Beginners*

FRN-1020 French for Advanced Beginners*

FRN-2010 Intermediate French I*

FRN-2020 Intermediate French II*

FRN-2040 Advanced Conversation*

HLE-2010 Health Issues in a Culturally Diverse Society

HLE -2210 Human Sexuality

HLE -2250 Health Issues for Women

HST-1310 Ancient and Medieval History

HST-1320 Modern History

HST-1370 The World in the Twentieth Century

HST-1410 History of the United States I

HST-1430 History of the United States II

HST-1510 History of African Americans I

HST-1530 History of African Americans II

HST-2160 The Modern Middle East

HST-2310 History of American Foreign Policy

HST-2230 History of Latin America and the Caribbean

HST-2330 History of American Civil War

HST-2470 African History

MUS-1010 Music Appreciation*

MUS-2050 Survey of Music Literature*

PHL-1010 Introduction to Philosophy: The Art of Questioning*

PHL-1090 Introduction to Logic*

PHL-1170 Eastern Philosophy

PHL-1330 Ethics*

PHL-1370 Philosophy & Feminism

PHL-2150 Law and Values

PHL-2190 Philosophical Ideas in Imaginative Literature

PHL-2220 Metaphysics

PHL-2270 Thinking About Religion

PHL-2350 Biomedical Ethics

PHL-2400 Introduction to Business Ethics

SPN-1010 Spanish for Beginners*

SPN-1020 Spanish for Advanced Beginners*

SPN-2010 Intermediate Spanish I*

SPN-2020 Intermediate Spanish II*

SPN-2040 Advanced Conversation*

THE-1010 Introduction to the Theatre*

WMS-1010 Introduction to Women’s Studies

3 credits

Students must complete 3 credits

*Satisfies PGCC General Education Requirement


Students may use any college-level (i.e. 100-level and 200-level) academic courses towards this requirement in the following subjects:


44 credits

Students must complete 44 credits.

Any courses above that have not been used towards other GW general education requirements can be used towards this requirement.

Academic credit awarded for health care clinical rotations and practicum courses may be considered.

Military courses may be considered.

Total Transfer Credits


60 credits