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Undergraduate Catalog 2012 - 2013 
Undergraduate Catalog 2012 - 2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences, Honors and Scholars Programs, B.S.

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The Health Sciences Upper-Division Honors/Scholars Programs are designed for the Health Sciences major who is considering graduate-level training and seeks engaged learning opportunities in research, clinical, or cultural competency tracks. Application for admission to one of the programs must be made at least 30 days before the semester in which the applicant wishes to enter, typically the spring or summer semester before their junior or senior year. A minimum overall GPA of 3.5 is required for admission to the Honors Program and a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 is required for admission to the Scholars Program. University Honors/Scholars students and other students majoring in Health Sciences who meet the minimum GPA requirements may enter the Honors or Scholars Program. Credits earned in the Honors or Scholars Programs will apply towards the major.



Requirements of the College of Sciences and Health Professions: 

A minimum of 128 credit hours is required for a degree, of which 42 semester credit hours must be earned in 300- and/or 400-level courses.

General Education Requirements:

All degree-seeking students are required to meet general education requirements in addition to the course work required by the academic major. A comprehensive description of the requirements is found at http://www.csuohio.edu/academic/gened/.

Clinical Track: (8-13 credits minimum): Consists of the following:

Option 1: (Honors only)

  • ONE contract* course in Health Sciences. Students must arrange to complete the Honors Contract Course Petition form for a 300-400 level HSC PRIOR to taking the course. The course and contract must be approved by the HSC Honors Adviser.
  • ONE graduate level course in Health Sciences (6-9 credits)
  • HSC 440H - Honors Cooperative Education Career Experience  Track (2-4 credits). An approved cooperative education experience. As a prerequisite to the cooperative education experience, students are required to take CSC 321 - Employment Strategies 

Option 2: (Honors and Scholars)

Cultural Competency Track (9 – 11 credits): (Honors only) Consists of the following:


*Contract Courses: The honors contract course compromises the community of an honors course, but it permits both students and faculty to pursue the creativity, uniqueness, independence, and academically enhanced standards of honors in a special setting. Students must initiate an Honors Contract Course Petition in writing by consulting with the adviser and faculty member, proposing a course of study, identifying appropriate outcomes or experiences, and specifying criteria for evaluation. A form, available on the University Honors Program website, is provided to help students and instructors formalize the honors contract course. The petition for honors contract course should be submitted at the time of pre-registration, with final proposal due prior to the end of the semester before the term in which the honors contract course will be taken. Scholars students may not take a contract course.

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