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Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (B.S.H.S.)

Accelerated Program – B.S.H.S. to Master of Science in Community Health

B.S.H.S. students who have a 3.00 GPA from each institution attended and who have senior standing may apply for acceptance into the B.S.H.S. to M.S. community health accelerated program. This program allows gifted undergraduate B.S.H.S. students the opportunity to take up to 12 semester hours of graduate course work and apply them to both degrees. Other restrictions apply. Consult with the B.S.H.S. director for more information.

Minor in Community Health

An undergraduate minor in community health can be obtained by the completion of 12 credit hours from the following courses: CHP 300, 318, 360, 400, 415W, 420, 425, 430W, 450, 455, 456, 460, 470, 480. CHP 495 or 497 may count toward the minor if prior arrangements are made and approval given by the community health undergraduate advisor. DNTH 415, ENVH 301W, ENVH 401, MEDT 403W, or NMED 300 may be substituted for one CHP course. For completion of the minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses taken toward the minor and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Minor in Gerontology

The minor in gerontology is designed to complement the student’s major field of study and will enhance opportunities for employment or graduate study. Completion of the minor will provide the student with a second recognized area of study that brings the disciplines of community health, exercise science and psychology together to provide a multidisciplinary program focused on the aging process and the needs of the elderly. The requirements include 12 credit hours from CHP 420, 425, 470, RTS 450 and an optional internship, CHP 369. Students must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses taken toward the minor and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.