Health Sciences, B.S.

Saint Louis University's undergraduate degree in health sciences is a path for students interested in entering clinically related health fields or for students interested in health informatics and health data management fields. It also provides a solid scientific and health-oriented curriculum for professional or graduate education. The goal of many students in the health sciences program is to become prepared for professional and research careers in the rapidly changing world of health, with special emphasis on the holistic context in which health care is delivered. Students in the health information management concentration are specifically prepared for diverse career opportunities in health information fields and to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) nationally recognized credentialing exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association.

  • The program provides a holistic view of health care that serves as a great pre-professional option for students going on to graduate education.
  • In addition to learning about health sciences and anatomy and physiology, students will also learn about research methods, health care management, process improvement, health care technology, health care policy and law and more.
  • Faculty members provide tremendous mentorship to help the students in every phase of their education.
  • Information technology is integrated throughout the curriculum, providing students with hands-on exposure and experience with typical systems utilized in the health care industry.

The health care industry is growing and changing rapidly. A new generation of health professionals will be needed to examine old problems from a fresh perspective and arrive at innovative theories, policies and technologies that address emerging health concerns.

Students prepare for these challenges by offering curricular tracks in pre-medicine, medical scholar, pre-dentistry, pre-physician assistant, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, health information management concentration and a general health science curriculum. Each curricular track is optimized to prepare students for both graduate studies and the workforce.

Advantages to earning your B.S. in health sciences at Saint Louis University include:

  • An education based on Jesuit principles with a mission to prepare professionals who possess the competence, compassion and conduct requisite to a health professional
  • A flexible curriculum that allows for diverse areas of concentration
  • Instruction by professionally credentialed faculty
  • Medically relevant coursework ideal for a variety of post-baccalaureate study choices

In addition to the other pre-professional tracks and scholars programs available through the health sciences program, interested students are encouraged to learn more about the Pharmacy Scholars option — an exclusive opportunity for qualified incoming Saint Louis University freshmen to gain a guaranteed interview to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis and access to an accelerated pathway to completing both their bachelor's degree and their Pharm.D.

Curriculum Overview

The health sciences program at Saint Louis University offers a flexible curriculum that prepares students for a variety of health career environments. The curriculum is built on a strong science foundation that threads a holistic approach to understanding health care throughout the educational model.

SLU's health sciences program will provide students with:

  • A solid, scientific baseline for pre-professional and/or pre-med scholars for entry into post-baccalaureate studies after graduating
  • A path for those interested in entering a non-clinical, health-related field
  • For HIM concentration students, use of an educational-based electronic health record, encoding systems, database management and statistical software and various other health information systems

The health sciences degree requires a minimum of 120 credits for degree completion. Most importantly, the program strives to equip graduates to understand the health care system and its complexities while still providing a solid scientific knowledge base.

Careers

The majority of students with a bachelor's degree in health sciences go on to medical school, graduate school or other post-baccalaureate studies. Students are also prepared for non-clinical employment opportunities within health care, such as:

  • Health Care Coordinator: The point of contact to help coordinate patient support and services. As the liaison between patients, families, medical staff and services, coordinators provide management of the health and well-being of the patient.
  • Case Manager: Based in home health agencies, health care management companies, the insurance industry or elderly care settings, case managers assist in the management of daily operations and provide support to multidisciplinary teams to ensure quality patient care is delivered.
  • Health Services Manager: Provides management and direction to the physician or health care organization including staffing, training, monitoring, evaluating and compliance. Managers assist in the identification of potential quality improvement issues and policy and procedure development.
  • Privacy Officer: Responsible for managing the risks and business impacts of privacy laws and policies and for protecting patient information that is collected and stored by health care facilities.
  • Corporate Wellness Administrator: Responsible for the implementation and day-to-day management of employee, community and worksite wellness programs, corporate wellness administrators manage wellness program services by implementing sustainable health promotion programs that target populations across the organization based on an individual company's needs.
  • Medicolegal Death Investigator: Responsible for the investigation of sudden and unexpected deaths. Develops and evaluates information obtained from observations, interviews and reviews of various records to assist in determination of cause and manner of death, which impacts public health.
  • Patient Advocate/Patient Navigator: Serves as the liaison between a patient and their health care provider(s). Advocates are dedicated to coordinating the patient’s medical care, getting them the needed help and working with the family.
  • Health Literacy Educator: Assists consumers in understanding the health care system in plain language using health literacy skills.

Students with the HIM concentration have employment opportunities in a variety of areas, including:

  • Health care consulting
  • Information system companies
  • Government agencies
  • Law firms
  • Hospitals

HIM Concentration

The Health Sciences - Health Information Management concentration is designed for students interested in the study of medical sciences, information technology, legal concepts and health management. HIM professionals are recognized experts in clinical and health care operational data. Department and adjunct faculty, who are professionals in the HIM field, prepare students for exciting and diverse career opportunities in health information and to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) nationally recognized credentialing exam.

Graduates are primed for a tremendous variety of rapidly growing employment opportunities in all venues of the health care industry, including working with health care leadership to optimize the use of patient and operational data to make meaningful decisions regarding quality care, patient safety and organization operations; working with patients and families to help them understand their health information; and working with health care providers to optimize their use of technology to manage their data and operational needs. 

Many HIM graduates also pursue graduate degrees in:

  • Business administration
  • Health administration
  • Health data science
  • Health informatics
  • Law
  • Public health

Students interested in advancing their academic path to graduate studies may pursue one of the following accelerated track options:

Clinical and Research Opportunities

The HIM concentration has affiliations with local clinical sites for students to complete their professional practice experience. Each student will complete a project-based internship in their last year of study. The projects provide an opportunity to experience roles such as:

  • Electronic health record analyst
  • Patient data integrity coordinator
  • Clinical data analyst
  • Consultant
  • Revenue cycle management analyst
  • Quality assurance analyst
  • Coding and compliance specialist

Careers

Information drives the health care industry. A career in health information management offers graduates tremendous and diverse opportunities to make an impact and improve the health care delivered throughout the industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for health services managers in the United States in 2019 was $100,980 and the employment of health services managers is expected to experience a 32% average growth through 2029.

Employment opportunities for graduates include:

  • Ambulatory care clinics
  • Governmental agencies
  • Health care companies
  • Health care consulting
  • Home health care
  • Hospitals
  • Information system companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Law firms
  • Managed and long-term care facilities
  • Mental and behavioral health facilities
  • Physician practices
  • Research associate

Salaries are generally higher for graduates working in sales or consulting, and second-baccalaureate graduates may have a slightly higher salary range depending on their previous work experience and degree.

Admission Requirements

Freshmen Applicants

Solid academic performance in college preparatory coursework is primary consideration when we review your freshman application.  

  • Admission criteria include:
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 or greater on a 4.00 scale
  • Saint Louis University has moved to a test-optional admission process for all undergraduate programs. Applicants may submit standardized test scores, but those who choose not to will not be disadvantaged in any way in the admission process. 

Transfer Applicants

The minimum college transfer GPA is 2.70/4.00.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

There are two principal ways to help finance a Saint Louis University education:

  • Scholarships: Awarded based on academic achievement, service, leadership and financial need. In addition to University scholarships, the Doisy College of Health Sciences offers a scholarship to sophomores, juniors and seniors.
  • Financial Aid: Provided in the form of grants and loans, some of which require repayment.

For priority consideration for merit-based scholarships, applicants should apply for admission by Dec. 1 and complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1.

For more information, visit the student financial services office online at http://finaid.slu.edu.

HIM Concentration Accreditation

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
200 E. Randolph Street
Suite 5100
Chicago, IL 60601
http://www.cahiim.org

The Health Information Management accreditor of Saint Louis University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College's accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2020. All inquiries about the program's accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.
For more information on the SLU Health Information Management program professional and technical standards and program outcomes, please see Additional Accreditation Information.

HIM Program Outcomes Data

Additional Accreditation Information

cahiim seal

Health Sciences

  1. Graduates will be able to communicate effectively to express issues in healthcare.
  2. Graduates will be able to implement healthcare management tools to utilize project management techniques.
  3. Graduates will be able to demonstrate effective team skills when collaborating on healthcare projects.
  4. Graduates will be able to employ data from empirical research to inform positions on healthcare issues.
  5. Graduates will be able to exhibit ethical behaviors related to health sciences that are rooted in Jesuit values.

Health Sciences - Health Information Management Concentration

  1. Graduates will be able to demonstrate Jesuit values of "Cura Personalis" as they engage in the management of health information.
  2. Graduates will be able to use effective communication skills to manage patient health information.
  3. Graduates will be able to incorporate critical thinking to solve complex problems related to management of health information.
  4. Graduates will be able to demonstrate the application of research that incorporates health information.
  5. Graduates will be able to formulate examples of ethical professionalism when managing health information.

Students in SLU's health sciences major take the following courses. 

Standard Track

Foundation
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
CHEM 1080
CHEM 1085
Principles of Chemistry 1 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 1 Lab
4
CHEM 1480
CHEM 1485
Principles of Chemistry 2 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 2 Lab
4
CMM 1200Public Speaking3
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research3
ENGL 2xxxLiterature Elective3
MATH 1200College Algebra3
MATH 1300Elementary Statistics with Computers3
MATH 1320Survey of Calculus3
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
PSY 1010General Psychology3
PSY 4390Abnormal Psychology3
SOC 1100Introduction to Sociology3
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
THEO 2xxxTheology Elective3
Social Science (Anthropology, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Select Psychology, Urban Politics)3
Fine Art (Foreign Language, Cultural Studies, Art, Dance, Music, Theater)3
PHIL 2050Ethics3
or HCE 2010 Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
Health Sciences
HSCI 1000Introduction to Health Sciences1
HSCI 2000The US Health Care System3
HSCI 2100Health Care Management3
HSCI 2200Medical Terminology3
HSCI 2500Human Development across the Lifespan3
HSCI 3200Aspects of Health Law3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
HSCI 3700Research Methods3
HSCI 4000Neuroscience in Everyday Life3
HSCI 4100Healthcare Technology and Informatics3
HSCI 4500Hot Topics in Health Care3
HSCI 4600Consumer Healthcare Technology3
HSCI 4700Quality Management and Performance Improvement3
General Electives18
Total Credits121

Medical Scholar Track

Foundation
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
BIOL 3020Biochemistry and Molecular Biology3
BIOL 3040Cell Structure & Function3
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CMM 1200Public Speaking3
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research3
ENGL 2xxx Literature Elective3
MATH 1300Elementary Statistics with Computers3
MATH 1510Calculus I4
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
PHIL 2050Ethics3
or HCE 2010 Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
PHYS 1330
PHYS 1340
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
4
PPHS 1000Foundations of Medicine (Optional course)1
PPHS 1050Medical Scholar0
PSY 1010General Psychology3
PSY 4390Abnormal Psychology3
SOC 1100Introduction to Sociology3
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
THEO 2xxxTheology Elective3
Fine Art (Foreign Language, Cultural Studies, Art, Dance, Music, Theater)3
General Elective3
Biology Electives
Select two of the following:6
Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates
Comparative Animal Physiology
Vertebrate Histology: Structure and Function of Tissues
Human Systemic Physiology
Developmental Biology
Foundations of Immunobiology
General Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Health Sciences
HSCI 1000Introduction to Health Sciences1
HSCI 2000The US Health Care System3
HSCI 2100Health Care Management3
HSCI 2200Medical Terminology3
HSCI 2500Human Development across the Lifespan3
HSCI 3200Aspects of Health Law3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
HSCI 3700Research Methods3
HSCI 4000Neuroscience in Everyday Life3
HSCI 4100Healthcare Technology and Informatics3
HSCI 4500Hot Topics in Health Care3
HSCI 4600Consumer Healthcare Technology3
HSCI 4700Quality Management and Performance Improvement3
Total Credits130

Pre-Physician Assistant and PA Scholar Track

Foundation
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
BIOL 3020Biochemistry and Molecular Biology3
BIOL 3030Principles of Genetics3
BLS 4510Medical Microbiology4
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CMM 1200Public Speaking3
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research3
ENGL 2xxxLiterature Elective3
MATH 1300Elementary Statistics with Computers3
MATH 1400Pre-Calculus3
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
PHIL 2050Ethics3
or HCE 2010 Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
PSY 1010General Psychology3
PSY 4390Abnormal Psychology3
SOC 1100Introduction to Sociology3
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
THEO 2xxxTheology Elective3
Fine Art (Foreign Language, Cultural Studies, Art, Dance, Music, Theater)3
Health Sciences
HSCI 1000Introduction to Health Sciences1
HSCI 2000The US Health Care System3
HSCI 2100Health Care Management3
HSCI 2200Medical Terminology3
HSCI 2500Human Development across the Lifespan3
HSCI 3200Aspects of Health Law3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
HSCI 3700Research Methods3
HSCI 4000Neuroscience in Everyday Life3
HSCI 4100Healthcare Technology and Informatics3
HSCI 4500Hot Topics in Health Care3
HSCI 4600Consumer Healthcare Technology3
HSCI 4700Quality Management and Performance Improvement3
General Electives 6
Total Credits121

Pre-Medicine Track

Foundation
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
BIOL 3020Biochemistry and Molecular Biology3
BIOL 3040Cell Structure & Function3
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CMM 1200Public Speaking3
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research3
ENGL 2xxx Literature Elective3
MATH 1300Elementary Statistics with Computers3
MATH 1510Calculus I4
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
PHIL 2050Ethics3
or HCE 2010 Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
PHYS 1330
PHYS 1340
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
4
PPHS 1000Foundations of Medicine (Optional course)1
PSY 1010General Psychology3
PSY 4390Abnormal Psychology3
SOC 1100Introduction to Sociology3
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
THEO 2xxxTheology Elective3
Fine Art (Foreign Language, Cultural Studies, Art, Dance, Music, Theater)3
General Elective3
Health Sciences
HSCI 1000Introduction to Health Sciences1
HSCI 2000The US Health Care System3
HSCI 2100Health Care Management3
HSCI 2200Medical Terminology3
HSCI 2500Human Development across the Lifespan3
HSCI 3200Aspects of Health Law3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
HSCI 3700Research Methods3
HSCI 4000Neuroscience in Everyday Life3
HSCI 4100Healthcare Technology and Informatics3
HSCI 4500Hot Topics in Health Care3
HSCI 4600Consumer Healthcare Technology3
HSCI 4700Quality Management and Performance Improvement3
Total Credits124

Pre-Pharm.D. Track 

Foundation
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
BIOL 3020Biochemistry and Molecular Biology3
BIOL 3040Cell Structure & Function3
BIOL 4640
BIOL 4650
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory
5
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CMM 1200Public Speaking3
ECON 1900Principles of Economics3
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research3
ENGL 2xxx Literature Elective3
MATH 1300Elementary Statistics with Computers3
MATH 1510Calculus I4
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
PHIL 2050Ethics3
or HCE 2010 Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
PSY 1010General Psychology3
SOC 1100Introduction to Sociology3
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
THEO 2xxxTheology Elective3
Health Sciences
HSCI 1000Introduction to Health Sciences1
HSCI 2000The US Health Care System3
HSCI 2200Medical Terminology3
HSCI 2500Human Development across the Lifespan3
HSCI 3200Aspects of Health Law3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
HSCI 3700Research Methods3
HSCI 4000Neuroscience in Everyday Life3
HSCI 4100Healthcare Technology and Informatics3
HSCI 4600Consumer Healthcare Technology3
HSCI 4700Quality Management and Performance Improvement3
General Electives9
Total Credits121
 

Pre-Occupational Therapy Track

Foundation
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
CHEM 1080
CHEM 1085
Principles of Chemistry 1 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 1 Lab
4
CHEM 1480
CHEM 1485
Principles of Chemistry 2 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 2 Lab
4
CMM 1200Public Speaking3
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research3
ENGL 2xxxLiterature Elective3
MATH 1200College Algebra3
MATH 1300Elementary Statistics with Computers3
MATH 1320Survey of Calculus3
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
PHIL 2050Ethics3
or HCE 2010 Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
PHYS 1220
PHYS 1235
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
4
PSY 1010General Psychology3
PSY 4390Abnormal Psychology3
SOC 1100Introduction to Sociology3
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
THEO 2xxxTheology Elective3
Social Science (Anthropology, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Select Psychology, Urban Politics)3
Fine Art (Foreign Language, Cultural Studies, Art, Dance, Music, Theater)3
Health Sciences
HSCI 1000Introduction to Health Sciences1
HSCI 2000The US Health Care System3
HSCI 2100Health Care Management3
HSCI 2200Medical Terminology3
HSCI 2500Human Development across the Lifespan3
HSCI 3200Aspects of Health Law3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
HSCI 3700Research Methods3
HSCI 4000Neuroscience in Everyday Life3
HSCI 4100Healthcare Technology and Informatics3
HSCI 4500Hot Topics in Health Care3
HSCI 4600Consumer Healthcare Technology3
HSCI 4700Quality Management and Performance Improvement3
Electives
Select 15 credits15
Total Credits122

Pre-Physical Therapy Track

Foundation
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
BIOL 3480Exercise Physiology3
CHEM 1080
CHEM 1085
Principles of Chemistry 1 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 1 Lab
4
CHEM 1480
CHEM 1485
Principles of Chemistry 2 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 2 Lab
4
CMM 1200Public Speaking3
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research3
ENGL 2xxxLiterature Elective3
MATH 1400Pre-Calculus3
MATH 1300Elementary Statistics with Computers3
MATH 1510Calculus I4
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
PHIL 2050Ethics3
or HCE 2010 Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
PHYS 1220
PHYS 1235
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
4
PHYS 1240
PHYS 1255
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
4
PSY 1010General Psychology3
PSY 4390Abnormal Psychology3
SOC 1100Introduction to Sociology3
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
THEO 2xxxTheology Elective3
Social Science (Anthropology, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Select Psychology, Urban Politics)3
Fine Art (Foreign Language, Cultural Studies, Art, Dance, Music, Theater)3
Health Sciences
HSCI 1000Introduction to Health Sciences1
HSCI 2000The US Health Care System3
HSCI 2100Health Care Management3
HSCI 2200Medical Terminology3
HSCI 2500Human Development across the Lifespan3
HSCI 3200Aspects of Health Law3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
HSCI 3700Research Methods3
HSCI 4000Neuroscience in Everyday Life3
HSCI 4100Healthcare Technology and Informatics3
HSCI 4500Hot Topics in Health Care3
HSCI 4600Consumer Healthcare Technology3
HSCI 4700Quality Management and Performance Improvement3
General Electives6
Total Credits121
Foundation
Basic Human Anatomy with Lab3-4
Database Management Systems3
Human Physiology3-4
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications3
Management Theory and Practice3
Medical Terminology2-3
Philosophy3
Statistics3
Theology3
Health Information Management
HIM 3000Health Information Management Concepts and Practice3
HIM 3200Health Data Management3
HIM 33004
HIM 3600HIM Theory and Practice Laboratory1
HIM 4400Clinical Data Analytics3
HIM 4510Health Care Financial Management3
HIM 4530Professional Practice3
HIM 4750Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine3
HIM 4950Senior Seminar3
HSCI 3200Aspects of Health Law3
HSCI 3700Research Methods3
HSCI 4100Healthcare Technology and Informatics3
HSCI 4700Quality Management and Performance Improvement3
Total Credits64-67

Health Information Management Track

Foundation
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
BTM 2000Introduction to Business Technology Management3
BTM 2500Data Modeling, Analysis and Visualization3
CHEM 1080
CHEM 1085
Principles of Chemistry 1 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 1 Lab
4
CHEM 1480
CHEM 1485
Principles of Chemistry 2 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 2 Lab
4
CMM 1200Public Speaking3
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research3
ENGL 2xxxLiterature3
HSCI 1000Introduction to Health Sciences1
HSCI 2000The US Health Care System3
HSCI 2100Health Care Management3
HSCI 2200Medical Terminology3
HSCI 2500Human Development across the Lifespan3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
HSCI 4000Neuroscience in Everyday Life3
MATH 1200College Algebra3
MATH 1300Elementary Statistics with Computers3
MATH 1320Survey of Calculus3
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
PSY 1010General Psychology3
SOC 1100Introduction to Sociology3
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
Fine Art (Cultural Studies, Art, Dance, Music, Theater)3
PHIL 2050Ethics3
or HCE 2010 Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
PHIL 2xxx or THEO 2xxxPhilosophy or Theology Elective3
Health Information Management
HIM 3000Health Information Management Concepts and Practice3
HIM 3200Health Data Management3
HIM 3400Coding and Classification Systems4
HIM 3600HIM Theory and Practice Laboratory1
HIM 4400Clinical Data Analytics3
HIM 4510Health Care Financial Management3
HIM 4530Professional Practice3
HIM 4750Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine3
HIM 4950Senior Seminar3
HSCI 3200Aspects of Health Law3
HSCI 3700Research Methods3
HSCI 4100Healthcare Technology and Informatics3
HSCI 4700Quality Management and Performance Improvement3
Total Credits123

HIM to M.S. Health Data Sciences Track

Foundation
BTM 2000Introduction to Business Technology Management3
BTM 3300Managing Databases and Big Data3
BTM 3700Business Analytics3
CMM 1200Public Speaking3
ECON 1900Principles of Economics3
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research3
HMP 5000Health Care Organization3
HSCI 2100Health Care Management3
HSCI 2200Medical Terminology3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
MATH 1320Survey of Calculus3
MGT 3800Project Management3
OPM 2070Introduction to Business Statistics3
ORES 5160Data Management3
ORES 5300Foundations of Outcomes Research I3
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
PHIL 2050Ethics3
PSY 1010General Psychology3
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
2XXXLiterature Elective3
XXXXBiology or Other Science Elective3
XXXXFine Arts Elective3
XXXXGeneral Elective3
XXXXGeneral Elective
XXXXGeneral Elective3
XXXXScience Elective3
XXXXSocial Science Elective3
Health Information Management
HIM 3000Health Information Management Concepts and Practice3
HIM 3200Health Data Management3
HIM 3600HIM Theory and Practice Laboratory1
HIM 3400Coding and Classification Systems4
HIM 4400Clinical Data Analytics3
HIM 4510Health Care Financial Management3
HIM 4530Professional Practice3
HIM 4750Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine3
HIM 4950Senior Seminar3
HSCI 3200Aspects of Health Law3
HSCI 4100Healthcare Technology and Informatics3
HSCI 4700Quality Management and Performance Improvement3
Health Data Science
HDS 5210Programming for Health Data Scientists3
HDS 5230High Performance Computing3
HDS 5310Analytics and Statistical Programming3
HDS 5330Predictive Modeling and Machine Learning3
HDS 5960Capstone Experience3
Total Credits133

HIM to Juris Doctor (Law) Track

Foundation
BIOL xxxxBiology or other Science Elective3-4
BTM 2000Introduction to Business Technology Management3
BTM 3300Managing Databases and Big Data3
CMM 1200Public Speaking3
ECON 1900Principles of Economics3
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research3
ENGL 2xxxLiterature3
HSCI 2100Health Care Management3
HSCI 2200Medical Terminology3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
MATH 1200College Algebra3
MATH 1300Elementary Statistics with Computers3
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
PSY 1010General Psychology3
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
Fine Art (Cultural Studies, Art, Dance, Music, Theater)3
Social Science (Anthropology, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Select Psychology, Urban Politics)3
PHIL 2050Ethics3
or HCE 2010 Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
PHIL 2xxx or THEO 2xxxPhilosophy or Theology Elective3
Health Information Management
HIM 3000Health Information Management Concepts and Practice3
HIM 3200Health Data Management3
HIM 3400Coding and Classification Systems4
HIM 3600HIM Theory and Practice Laboratory1
HIM 4400Clinical Data Analytics3
HIM 4510Health Care Financial Management3
HIM 4530Professional Practice3
HIM 4750Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine3
HIM 4950Senior Seminar3
HSCI 3200Aspects of Health Law3
HSCI 3700Research Methods3
HSCI 4100Healthcare Technology and Informatics3
HSCI 4700Quality Management and Performance Improvement3
Total Credits100-101

HIM to Master of Health Administration (MHA) Track

Foundation
BTM 2000Introduction to Business Technology Management3
BTM 3300Managing Databases and Big Data3
CMM 1200Public Speaking3
ECON 1900Principles of Economics3
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research3
HSCI 2100Health Care Management3
HSCI 2200Medical Terminology3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
MATH 1200College Algebra3
MATH 1300Elementary Statistics with Computers3
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
PHIL 2050Ethics3
PSY 1010General Psychology3
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
ENGL 2XXX/3XXXLiterature Elective3
XXXXFine Arts Elective3
2XXXPhilosophy or Theology Elective3
XXXXScience Elective3
XXXXSocial Science Elective3
Health Information Management
HIM 3000Health Information Management Concepts and Practice3
HIM 3200Health Data Management3
HIM 3400Coding and Classification Systems4
HIM 3600HIM Theory and Practice Laboratory1
HIM 4400Clinical Data Analytics3
HIM 4510Health Care Financial Management3
HIM 4530Professional Practice3
HIM 4750Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine3
HIM 4950Senior Seminar3
HSCI 3200Aspects of Health Law3
HSCI 3700Research Methods3
HSCI 4100Healthcare Technology and Informatics3
HSCI 4700Quality Management and Performance Improvement3
Total Credits100
  • Students apply a maximum of 30 MHA credits completed in their first year to their undergraduate degree program and receive their Bachelor’s Degree after the successful completion of the first year of the SLU MHA Program.
  • Students must maintain a 3.4 cumulative GPA to continue in the Accelerated Program. After completing 75 credits, students will submit an application to SLU’s MHA Program. If admitted to SLU’s MHA Program, these students will begin their MHA program in their fourth year.
  • Please note that the SLU MHA program is competitive and enrollment in the Accelerated HIM to MHA 3+2 track does not guarantee admission to the SLU MHA program.

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a minimum 2.70 grade point average (GPA).

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester.  Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

Standard Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Critical course:  BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
HSCI 1000 Introduction to Health Sciences 1
MATH 1200 College Algebra 3
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
 Credits14
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
MATH 1320 Survey of Calculus 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits16
Year Two
Fall
CHEM 1080
CHEM 1085
Principles of Chemistry 1 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 1 Lab
4
CMM 1200 Public Speaking 3
Critical course:  HSCI 2000 The US Health Care System 3
HSCI 2200 Medical Terminology 3
MATH 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers 3
 Credits16
Spring
CHEM 1480
CHEM 1485
Principles of Chemistry 2 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 2 Lab
4
HSCI 2100 Health Care Management 3
Critical course:  HSCI 2500 Human Development across the Lifespan 3
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 3
XXXX: Elective 3
 Credits16
Year Three
Fall
Critical course:  HSCI 3200 Aspects of Health Law 3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
Critical course:  HSCI 3700 Research Methods 3
XXXXElective 3
2XXXLiterature Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
HCE 2010
Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
or Ethics
3
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
PSY 4390 Abnormal Psychology 3
XXXXFine Art Elective 3
 Credits13
Year Four
Fall
Critical course:  HSCI 4000 Neuroscience in Everyday Life 3
Critical course:  HSCI 4100 Healthcare Technology and Informatics 3
XXXXElective 3
XXXXElective 3
XXXXSocial Science Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
Critical course:  HSCI 4500 Hot Topics in Health Care 3
Critical course:  HSCI 4600 Consumer Healthcare Technology 3
Critical course:  HSCI 4700 Quality Management and Performance Improvement 3
THEO 2XXXTheology Elective 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits121

Medical Scholar Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Critical course:  BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
Critical course:  CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
HSCI 1000 Introduction to Health Sciences 1
MATH 1510 Calculus I 4
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
 Credits16
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
Critical course:  CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
Critical course:  PPHS 1000 Foundations of Medicine (Critical course:  Optional) 1
MATH 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
 Credits18
Year Two
Fall
Critical course:  BIOL 3020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CMM 1200 Public Speaking 3
Critical course:  HSCI 2000 The US Health Care System 3
HSCI 2200 Medical Terminology 3
Critical course:  PPHS 1050 Medical Scholar 0
 Credits16
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 3040 Cell Structure & Function 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
Critical course:  HSCI 2100 Health Care Management 3
Critical course:  HSCI 2500 Human Development across the Lifespan 3
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
 Credits16
Year Three
Fall
Critical course:  HSCI 3200 Aspects of Health Law 3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
Critical course:  HSCI 3700 Research Methods 3
PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 3
 Credits17
Spring
HCE 2010
Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
or Ethics
3
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
Critical course:  PHYS 1330
PHYS 1340
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
4
PSY 4390 Abnormal Psychology 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits17
Year Four
Fall
Critical course:  HSCI 4000 Neuroscience in Everyday Life 3
Critical course:  HSCI 4100 Healthcare Technology and Informatics 3
XXXXFine Art Elective 3
BIOL XXXXUpper Division Biology Elective 3
2XXXLiterature Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
Critical course:  HSCI 4500 Hot Topics in Health Care 3
Critical course:  HSCI 4600 Consumer Healthcare Technology 3
Critical course:  HSCI 4700 Quality Management and Performance Improvement 3
BIOL XXXXUpper Division Biology Elective 3
THEO 2XXXTheology Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits130

Program Notes

Courses substituted in place of electives or added to curriculum as required courses for post-baccalaureate medical school programs are not guaranteed to meet all the pre-requisite requirements of all institutions. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their desired institution for post-baccalaureate study to identify the specific pre-requisite courses required for their area of study.

Pharmacy Scholars & Pharm.D. Accelerated Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
Critical course:  HSCI 1000 Introduction to Health Sciences 1
HSCI 2000 The US Health Care System 3
MATH 1510 Calculus I 4
 Credits16
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CMM 1200 Public Speaking 3
MATH 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
 Credits17
Summer
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
HSCI 2200 Medical Terminology 3
 Credits6
Year Two
Fall
BIOL 3020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3
CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
Critical course:  HSCI 3200 Aspects of Health Law 3
PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
ECON 1900 Principles of Economics 3
 Credits17
Spring
BIOL 3040 Cell Structure & Function 3
CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
Critical course:  HSCI 2500 Human Development across the Lifespan 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
THEO 2XXXTheology Elective 3
 Credits16
Summer
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 3
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
 Credits6
Year Three
Fall
BIOL 4640
BIOL 4650
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory
5
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
Critical course:  HSCI 3700 Research Methods 3
Critical course:  HSCI 4000 Neuroscience in Everyday Life 3
Critical course:  HSCI 4100 Healthcare Technology and Informatics 3
 Credits18
Spring
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
Critical course:  HSCI 4600 Consumer Healthcare Technology 3
HSCI 4700 Quality Management and Performance Improvement 3
ENGL 2XXXEnglish Literature Elective 3
XXXX: Healthcare Ethics 3
 Credits16
 Total Credits112

Writing intensive course

ENGL 1900 satisfies Composition I requirement; ENGL 2XXX satisfies Composition II requirement

Program Notes

Students will spend three years at Saint Louis University in the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program. They will spend four years at the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis. The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences will be awarded after completion of their first Pharm.D. Professional Year.  

Please visit the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis's website for more information about the Pharm.D. portion of this degree at https://www.uhsp.edu.

 

Pre-Physician Assistant Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Critical course:  BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
Critical course:  CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
HSCI 1000 Introduction to Health Sciences 1
MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus 3
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
 Credits15
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
Critical course:  CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
MATH 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
 Credits14
Year Two
Fall
Critical course:  BIOL 3020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CMM 1200 Public Speaking 3
Critical course:  HSCI 2000 The US Health Care System 3
HSCI 2200 Medical Terminology 3
 Credits16
Spring
Critical course:  CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
Critical course:  HSCI 2100 Health Care Management 3
Critical course:  HSCI 2500 Human Development across the Lifespan 3
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
XXXXFine Arts Elective 3
 Credits16
Year Three
Fall
Critical course:  HSCI 3200 Aspects of Health Law 3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
Critical course:  HSCI 3700 Research Methods 3
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits16
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 3030 Principles of Genetics 3
HCE 2010
Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
or Ethics
3
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
PSY 4390 Abnormal Psychology 3
 Credits13
Year Four
Fall
Critical course:  BLS 4510 Medical Microbiology 4
Critical course:  HSCI 4000 Neuroscience in Everyday Life 3
Critical course:  HSCI 4100 Healthcare Technology and Informatics 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
2XXXLiterature Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
Critical course:  HSCI 4500 Hot Topics in Health Care 3
Critical course:  HSCI 4600 Consumer Healthcare Technology 3
Critical course:  HSCI 4700 Quality Management and Performance Improvement 3
THEO 2XXXTheology Elective 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits121

Program Notes

Courses substituted in place of electives or added to curriculum as required courses for post-baccalaureate PA Programs are not guaranteed to meet all the pre-requisite requirements of all institutions. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their desired institution for post-baccalaureate study to identify the specific pre-requisite courses required for their area of study.

Physician Assistant Scholars Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Critical course:  BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
Critical course:  CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
HSCI 1000 Introduction to Health Sciences 1
MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus 3
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
 Credits15
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
Critical course:  CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
MATH 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
 Credits14
Year Two
Fall
Critical course:  BIOL 3020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CMM 1200 Public Speaking 3
Critical course:  HSCI 2000 The US Health Care System 3
HSCI 2200 Medical Terminology 3
 Credits16
Spring
Critical course:  CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
Critical course:  HSCI 2100 Health Care Management 3
Critical course:  HSCI 2500 Human Development across the Lifespan 3
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
XXXXFine Arts Elective 3
 Credits16
Year Three
Fall
Critical course:  HSCI 3200 Aspects of Health Law 3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
Critical course:  HSCI 3700 Research Methods 3
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits16
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 3030 Principles of Genetics 3
HCE 2010
Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
or Ethics
3
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
PSY 4390 Abnormal Psychology 3
 Credits13
Year Four
Fall
Critical course:  BLS 4510 Medical Microbiology 4
Critical course:  HSCI 4000 Neuroscience in Everyday Life 3
Critical course:  HSCI 4100 Healthcare Technology and Informatics 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
2XXXLiterature Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
Critical course:  HSCI 4500 Hot Topics in Health Care 3
Critical course:  HSCI 4600 Consumer Healthcare Technology 3
Critical course:  HSCI 4700 Quality Management and Performance Improvement 3
THEO 2XXXTheology Elective 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits121

Program Notes

Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, students will proceed directly into SLU’s graduate-level PA program.

Pre-Medicine Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Critical course:  BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
Critical course:  CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
HSCI 1000 Introduction to Health Sciences 1
MATH 1510 Calculus I 4
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
 Credits16
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
Critical course:  CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
Critical course:  PPHS 1000 Foundations of Medicine (Critical course:  Optional) 1
MATH 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
 Credits15
Year Two
Fall
Critical course:  BIOL 3020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CMM 1200 Public Speaking 3
Critical course:  HSCI 2000 The US Health Care System 3
HSCI 2200 Medical Terminology 3
 Credits16
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 3040 Cell Structure & Function 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
Critical course:  HSCI 2100 Health Care Management 3
Critical course:  HSCI 2500 Human Development across the Lifespan 3
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
 Credits16
Year Three
Fall
Critical course:  HSCI 3200 Aspects of Health Law 3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
Critical course:  HSCI 3700 Research Methods 3
Critical course:  PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 3
 Credits17
Spring
HCE 2010
Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
or Ethics
3
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
Critical course:  PHYS 1330
PHYS 1340
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
4
PSY 4390 Abnormal Psychology 3
 Credits14
Year Four
Fall
Critical course:  HSCI 4000 Neuroscience in Everyday Life 3
Critical course:  HSCI 4100 Healthcare Technology and Informatics 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
XXXXFine Art Elective 3
2XXXLiterature Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
Critical course:  HSCI 4500 Hot Topics in Health Care 3
Critical course:  HSCI 4600 Consumer Healthcare Technology 3
Critical course:  HSCI 4700 Quality Management and Performance Improvement 3
THEO 2XXXTheology Elective 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits124

Program Notes

Courses substituted in place of electives or added to curriculum as required courses for post-baccalaureate medical school programs are not guaranteed to meet all the pre-requisite requirements of all institutions. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their desired institution for post-baccalaureate study to identify the specific pre-requisite courses required for their area of study.

Pre-Occupational Therapy Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Critical course:  BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
HSCI 1000 Introduction to Health Sciences 1
MATH 1200 College Algebra 3
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
 Credits14
Spring
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
MATH 1320 Survey of Calculus 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits16
Year Two
Fall
Critical course:  CHEM 1080
CHEM 1085
Principles of Chemistry 1 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 1 Lab
4
CMM 1200 Public Speaking 3
Critical course:  HSCI 2000 The US Health Care System 3
HSCI 2200 Medical Terminology 3
MATH 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers 3
 Credits16
Spring
Critical course:  CHEM 1480
CHEM 1485
Principles of Chemistry 2 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 2 Lab
4
Critical course:  HSCI 2100 Health Care Management 3
Critical course:  HSCI 2500 Human Development across the Lifespan 3
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits16
Year Three
Fall
Critical course:  HSCI 3200 Aspects of Health Law 3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
Critical course:  HSCI 3700 Research Methods 3
Critical course:  PHYS 1220
PHYS 1235
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
4
THEO 2XXXTheology Elective 3
 Credits17
Spring
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
PSY 4390 Abnormal Psychology 3
XXXXElective 3
XXXXFine Art Elective 3
 Credits13
Year Four
Fall
Critical course:  HSCI 4000 Neuroscience in Everyday Life 3
Critical course:  HSCI 4100 Healthcare Technology and Informatics 3
XXXXElective 3
XXXXSocial Science Elective 3
2XXXLiterature Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
Critical course:  HSCI 4500 Hot Topics in Health Care 3
Critical course:  HSCI 4600 Consumer Healthcare Technology 3
Critical course:  HSCI 4700 Quality Management and Performance Improvement 3
HCE 2010
Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
or Ethics
3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits122

Program Notes

Courses substituted in place of electives or added to curriculum as required courses for post-baccalaureate MOT programs are not guaranteed to meet all the pre-requisite requirements of all institutions. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their desired institution for post-baccalaureate study to identify the specific pre-requisite courses required for their area of study.

Pre-Physical Therapy Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Critical course:  BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
HSCI 1000 Introduction to Health Sciences 1
MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus 3
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
 Credits14
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
MATH 1510 Calculus I 4
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
 Credits14
Year Two
Fall
Critical course:  CHEM 1080
CHEM 1085
Principles of Chemistry 1 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 1 Lab
4
CMM 1200 Public Speaking 3
Critical course:  HSCI 2000 The US Health Care System 3
HSCI 2200 Medical Terminology 3
MATH 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers 3
 Credits16
Spring
Critical course:  CHEM 1480
CHEM 1485
Principles of Chemistry 2 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 2 Lab
4
Critical course:  HSCI 2100 Health Care Management 3
Critical course:  HSCI 2500 Human Development across the Lifespan 3
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits16
Year Three
Fall
Critical course:  BIOL 3480 Exercise Physiology 3
Critical course:  HSCI 3200 Aspects of Health Law 3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
Critical course:  HSCI 3700 Research Methods 3
Critical course:  PHYS 1220
PHYS 1235
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
4
 Credits17
Spring
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
Critical course:  PHYS 1240
PHYS 1255
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
4
PSY 4390 Abnormal Psychology 3
THEO 2XXXTheology Elective 3
 Credits14
Year Four
Fall
Critical course:  HSCI 4000 Neuroscience in Everyday Life 3
Critical course:  HSCI 4100 Healthcare Technology and Informatics 3
XXXXElective 3
XXXXSocial Science Elective 3
2XXXLiterature Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
Critical course:  HSCI 4500 Hot Topics in Health Care 3
Critical course:  HSCI 4600 Consumer Healthcare Technology 3
Critical course:  HSCI 4700 Quality Management and Performance Improvement 3
HCE 2010
Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
or Ethics
3
XXXXFine Art Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits121

Program Notes

Courses substituted in place of electives or added to curriculum as required courses for post-baccalaureate DPT programs are not guaranteed to meet all the pre-requisite requirements of all institutions. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their desired institution for post-baccalaureate study to identify the specific pre-requisite courses required for their area of study.

Health Information Management Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
HSCI 1000 Introduction to Health Sciences 1
MATH 1200 College Algebra 3
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
 Credits14
Spring
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
MATH 1320 Survey of Calculus 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
XXXXFine Art Elective 3
 Credits16
Year Two
Fall
CHEM 1080
CHEM 1085
Principles of Chemistry 1 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 1 Lab
4
CMM 1200 Public Speaking 3
HSCI 2000 The US Health Care System 3
MATH 1300
Elementary Statistics with Computers
or Introduction to Business Statistics
3
2XXX/3XXXLiterature Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
CHEM 1480
CHEM 1485
Principles of Chemistry 2 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 2 Lab
4
HSCI 2100 Health Care Management 3
HSCI 2200 Medical Terminology 3
HSCI 2500 Human Development across the Lifespan 3
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 3
 Credits16
Year Three
Fall
Critical course:  HIM 3000 Health Information Management Concepts and Practice 3
Critical course:  HIM 4750 Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine 3
Critical course:  HSCI 3200 Aspects of Health Law 3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
HSCI 3700 Research Methods 3
 Credits16
Spring
BTM 2000 Introduction to Business Technology Management 3
HIM 3400 Coding and Classification Systems 4
Critical course:  HIM 3600 HIM Theory and Practice Laboratory 1
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
XXXXPhilosophy or Theology Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Fall
BTM 2500 Data Modeling, Analysis and Visualization 3
HIM 3200 Health Data Management 3
Critical course:  HIM 4510 Health Care Financial Management 3
HSCI 4000 Neuroscience in Everyday Life 3
HSCI 4100 Healthcare Technology and Informatics 3
 Credits15
Spring
HCE 2010
Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
or Ethics
3
Critical course:  HIM 4400 Clinical Data Analytics 3
Critical course:  HIM 4530 Professional Practice 3
Critical course:  HIM 4950 Senior Seminar 3
HSCI 4700 Quality Management and Performance Improvement 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits123

Program Notes

Professional Practice is scheduled at affiliated healthcare facilities in the St. Louis area or by special arrangement elsewhere in the United States. Students are responsible for transportation and other expenses during these assignments.

Apply for Admission

For additional admission questions please contact:
Julie Miller
Recruitment Specialist
314-977-2570
dchs@health.slu.edu

2+SLU programs are formal  transfer agreements for students seeking an associate degree at a partner institution.