Health Sciences

The Health Sciences Major prepares students for graduate work in health professions such as Nursing, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Genetic Counseling, Physician Assistant, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Public Health, and others. Health Sciences majors take courses to prepare them for careers in health care from both the scientific and psychosocial perspectives. Required courses common to a  majority of graduate programs are required for the major core, while elective courses are selected by the student based on their intended profession. Students are expected to take an active role in course selection and career planning due to the wide range of requirements for Health Sciences related graduate programs.


  1. Limestone's required Competency & General Education courses
  2. A total of 120 credit hours
  3. The required courses listed below (42 credit hours)
  4. Additional Biology course (BI101 or 110) (Note: some graduate programs may require BI102) (4 credit hours)
  5. A Chemistry course (CH105 or 110) with a lab (Note: some graduate programs may require 8 hours) (4 credit hours)
  6. Natural Science and Math electives, including a minimum of 2 laboratory courses, from the following: BI102 or 250-level or above; CH111 or 300-level or above, HS250, HS301, PH200-level or above, MA319.

  7. Two additional Psychology or Sociology courses (6 credit hours)

* This major includes one AWE course (3 credit hours)

Students must complete 30 total credit hours at the 300-level or above.


Course Code Course Name Credits
BI210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BI211 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BI285 Medical Terminology 3
HC201 Health Care Delivery in the United States 3
HS210 Ethics and Professionalism in Health Care 3
HS306 Epidemiology and Public Health 3
HS406 Pathophysiology 4
HS452 Health Sciences Capstone Course 3
MA115 College Algebra 3
MA200 Elementary Statistics 3
MA319 Intermediate Statistics 3
PS101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PS303 Health Psychology 3

For more information and a 4-year degree plan, please visit the Academic Catalog.

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