Carroll College, Helena Montana

Degree Requirements

Health Science Major Requirements

Major Program Requirements

  • BI 171 & 172 Biological Principles I & II
  • CH 101 & 102 General Chemistry or CH 111 & CH112 Essentials of Chemistry and Organic and Biochemistry (may be substituted for CH 101 & 102)
  • HS 198 Introduction to Health Sciences
  • HS 230 Introduction to Epidemiology
  • HS 303 Public Health Nutrition
  • HS 307 Evidence Based Research Methods in Nursing and Health Sciences (WI)
  • HS 335 Health Policy, Management and Issues: National and Global Perspectives (ND/GD)
  • HS 405 Senior Seminar (WI)
  • HS 415 Internship (1–6 credits)
  • MA 207 Statistics
  • PHIL 208 Bioethics or PHIL 206 Environmental Ethics or TH 222 Health Care Ethics
  • PSY 105 General Psychology

Other Program Requirements (12 required credits)

Choose from these courses depending on pre-professional or graduate school interests (e.g. public health) and requirements:

  • BI 201 & 202 Anatomy & Physiology
  • BI 214 General Microbiology or BI 305 Microbiology
  • BI 281 Genetics
  • BI 311 Ecology
  • BI 382 Cell Biology
  • CH 285 Intermediate Organic Chemistry
  • CH 301 & 302 Organic Chemistry
  • PHYS 201 & 202 Physics I & II

Recommended Courses

Although not required for the major, these courses are recommended, depending on interest and pre-professional course program requirements.

  • CO 360 Health Communication
  • CO 325 Intercultural Communication
  • CO 206 Small Group Communication
  • GIS 110 Introduction to GIS
  • HS 329 Public Health and the Environment
  • PH 330 Public Health Promotion and Methods
  • PH 333 Public Health Theory and Practice
  • PSY 203 Developmental Psychology
  • Majors and Minors—History 183
  • PSY 308 Health Psychology
  • Other PSY courses, dependent on interest
  • SO 101 Intro to Sociology
  • SO 351 Medical Sociology
  • Business, Management courses, dependent on interest

Admission to Public Health and Health Sciences Internship Program

All Public Health and Health Sciences majors must apply for admission to the internship program. Applicants must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA or better in all requirements for the major. Planning for internships must occur during the semester prior to participating in an internship. Failure to do so may cancel the student’s opportunity to participate in an internship during the fall and/or spring semesters of the following school year.