College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Health Sciences

Degree Options

Regulations and Academic Requirements

Health Sciences web site


Program Overview

The Health Sciences curriculum is flexible in order to serve the needs of a variety of health care career interests.  Students choose to focus their education according to one of two available tracks, depending on their areas of interest: Clinical and Applied Sciences or Health Care Administration & Public Health.

Clinical and Applied Sciences track students have the option for the Three to a Health Sciences Degree. This option allows students to complete their BS in Health Sciences - Clinical and Applied track in three years - an excellent option for students who plan to pursue post-graduate degree options like medical school, physical therapy, physicians’ assistant and other masters or doctoral degrees.

Students in both tracks have the opportunity to complete additional academic opportunities that will add value to their Drake education.  A variety of double majors, minors and concentrations can be added to any Health Sciences major.


Educational Goals

The purpose of the health sciences program is to provide graduates with the relevant knowledge base, skills, attitudes, ethics and values to succeed in basic and applied health-related careers.

Goal 1. Knowledge Base and Lifelong Learning Skills
Graduates will have a strong foundation in the physical, biological, clinical and behavioral sciences coupled with an understanding of how business and management models apply to health sciences-related fields. Graduates will develop the skills and habits to acquire and apply new knowledge.

Goal 2. Values and Ethics
Graduates will understand and accept their duties and responsibilities outlined by their chosen career and to society in general. Graduates are expected to have developed value systems and ethical standards that guide their behavior.

Goal 3. Critical Thinking Skills
Graduates will use critical and creative thinking and an evidenced-based approach to identify, analyze and solve problems.

Goal 4. Communication and Collaborative Skills
Graduates will be able to communicate effectively with their peers and their constituents in a variety of formats and actively participate in collaborative environments.

Goal 5. Career Planning and Development
Graduates will emerge from the program with realistic ideas regarding how to implement their knowledge, skills and values in a variety of settings.


Requirements for Major

Health Sciences students must also complete the Drake Curriculum requirements in addition to the requirements for the major below.  Students must declare a track by the end of their first semester.

Clinical and Applied Sciences Track

Course Credits
BIO 012 - Pre-Professional Biology I 3
BIO 012L - Pre-Professional Biology I lab 1
BIO 013 - Pre-Professional Biology II 3
BIO 013L - Pre-Professional Biology II lab 1
CHEM 001 - General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 002 - General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 003 - General Chemistry I Lab 1
CHEM 004 - General Chemistry II Lab 1
CHEM 097 - Organic Chemistry I, or
BIO 103 - Microbiology, or
PHY 011 - General Physics I (4 cr)
3
CHEM 098 - Organic Chemistry I Lab, or
BIO 103l - Microbiology Lab, or
PHY 011 - General Physics I Lab (0 cr)
1
ECON 002 - Microeconomics, or
HSCI 102 - Health Economics
3
FYS 0-- - First Year Seminar 3
HSCI 020 - Introduction to the Health Sciences 2
HSCI 021 - Professionalism in Health Care 2
HSCI 025 - Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System 3
HSCI 055 - Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 060 - Statistics in Health Sciences, or
STAT 060 - Statistics for the Life Sciences
3
HSCI 095 - Medical Terminology 1
HSCI 105 - Values and Ethics in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 106 - Culture Care and Health Literature 3
HSCI 125 - Physiology, or
BIO 129 - Mammalian Physiology, or
PHAR 125 - Physiology (lab included for 4 credits)
3
HSCI 125L - Physiology Lab, or
BIO 129L - Mammalian Physiology Lab
1
HSCI 141 - Human Anatomy 3
HSCI 141L - Human Anatomy Lab 1
HSCI 155 - Guided Research in Health Sciences I 2
HSCI 156 - Guided Research in Health Sciences II 2
HSCI 172 - Evaluating Research Literature 3
HSCI 196 - Health Sciences Internship I 3
HSCI 197 - Health Sciences Internship II 3
INTD 025 - Bulldog Foundations 1
MATH 050 - Calculus I 3
PSY 001 - Introduction to Psychology 4
General Electives 27
Professional Electives 22
Biomedical Science (minimum 3 credits)
BIO 095-199
CHEM 100-199
NSCI 001-199
PHY 001-199
Business (no minimum)
ACCT 040-199
BLAW 060-199
BUS 006-199
ECON 002-199
FIN 095-199
INS 051-199
MGMT 110-199
MKTG 101-199
Health Sciences (minimum 6 credits)
EDUC 172
HSCI 100-199
PHAR 100-199
SPAN 154
Leadership (no minimum)
LEAD 050-199
Psychology (no minimum)
PSY 002-199
SCSS 081
TOTAL 124

 

Health Care Administration and Public Health Track

Course Credits
ACCT 041 - Accounting I 3
BIO 012 - Pre-Professional Biology I 3
BIO 012L - Pre-Professional Biology I lab 1
ECON 002 - Microeconomics, or
HSCI 102 - Health Economics
3
ECON 010 - Macroeconomics 3
FIN 095 - Finance 3
FYS 0-- - First Year Seminar 3
HSCI 020 - Introduction to the Health Sciences 2
HSCI 021 - Professionalism in Health Care 2
HSCI 025 - Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System 3
HSCI 055 - Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 060 - Statistics in Health Sciences, or
STAT 060 - Statistics for the Life Sciences
3
HSCI 095 - Medical Terminology 1
HSCI 105 - Values and Ethics in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 106 - Culture Care and Health Literature 3
HSCI 108 - Introduction to U.S. Health Care Policy 3
HSCI 125 - Physiology, or
BIO 129 - Mammalian Physiology, or
PHAR 125 - Physiology (lab included for 4 credits)
3
HSCI 125L - Physiology Lab, or
BIO 129L - Mammalian Physiology Lab
1
HSCI 141 - Human Anatomy 3
HSCI 141L - Human Anatomy Lab 1
HSCI 143 - Epidemiology 3
HSCI 144 - Introduction to Public Health 3
HSCI 155 - Guided Research in Health Sciences I 2
HSCI 156 - Guided Research in Health Sciences II 2
HSCI 172 - Evaluating Research Literature 3
HSCI 196 - Health Sciences Internship I 3
HSCI 197 - Health Sciences Internship II 3
INTD 025 - Bulldog Foundations 1
IS 044 - Information Tools 2
MATH 028 - Business Calculus 3
MGMT 110 - Organiational Behavior 3
MKTG 101 - Marketing Principles 3
PSY 001 - Introduction to Psychology 4
General Electives 24
Professional Electives 15
Biomedical Science (no minimum)
BIO 095-199
CHEM 097-199
NSCI 001-199
PHY 001-199
Business (minimum 3 credits)
ACCT 042-199
BLAW 060-199
BUS 005-199
ECON 011-199
FIN 096-199
INS 051-199
MGMT 111-199
MKTG 102-199
Health Sciences (minimum 3 credits)
EDUC 172
HSCI 100-199
PHAR 100-199
SPAN 154
Leadership (no minimum)
LEAD 050-199
Psychology (no minimum)
PSY 002-199
SCSS 081
TOTAL 124

Students may declare a business minor after successful completion of ACCT 041.  HSCI 102 does not apply to the business minor.


Specific Regulations / Academic Requirements

Health Sciences students should become familiar with the General Information section of this catalog, which covers many regulations that affect all Drake University students. The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences also has a number of specific regulations and requirements that must be met to progress through the health sciences curriculum. Some of these are listed below; others are available in the Health Sciences Student Handbook (http://www.drake.edu/cphs/handbookspolicies/).

Many health sciences courses have prerequisite requirements. Admission to a course is denied if prerequisite courses have not been successfully completed. Therefore, deviations from the curriculum as it is structured require careful consideration. Course prerequisites may be found in the area of this catalog.

Health Sciences students may apply a maximum of 9 hours of elective coursework on a credit/no credit basis toward graduation. Courses regularly graded on a credit/no credit basis are not included within the 9 hours maximum. The student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 before registering in a course on a credit/no credit basis.

All fourth-year health sciences students are required to complete a senior capstone experience (HSCI 196/197) prior to graduation. Due to regulations at many of the experiential sites used for the senior capstone experiences, the college will complete a criminal background check and drug screen prior to entering the senior capstone year. Senior capstone sites have the right to refuse to accept a student based on the results of the criminal background check. Many of these sites also require that a copy of the background check is forwarded to them. Students who have positive drug screens and will be entering their senior capstone experience will be referred to the Chemical Dependency Policy.

Health Sciences students are assigned a faculty member as their academic adviser. Faculty advisers help students:

  • Adapt to the college environment
  • Assist in the development of the student's education plan by providing input and feedback
  • Encourage discussions about the appropriateness of their chosen career track and the career options within the profession
  • Assist in identification of opportunities for professional skill development and
  • Make appropriate referrals to university student service offices when academic or personal difficulties arise.

The Academic and Student Affairs Office is responsible for coordinating the registration process, verifying appropriate registration of courses, approving educational plan waivers and transfer credit requests, updating degree audits with regard to substitutions, waivers and transfer courses, answering student questions regarding registration, credit completion, course transfer process and study-abroad opportunities, and coordinating and communicating opportunities for internship, study abroad, research and postgraduate study. The final responsibility for completion of graduation requirements, however, belongs to the student and, accordingly, each student should become familiar not only with the curriculum but also with the academic regulations of the college.

Professional Electives Policy

Core curricula of CPHS degree programs may require professional elective courses that permit exploration of and/or advanced study in areas of professional interest within the student’s primary degree. Professional electives provide the student with an opportunity to not only pursue areas of intellectual interest, but also to develop an individual “brand” that may benefit them in their professional or academic future.

Professional electives should (a) expand upon information presented in the standard curriculum, (b) introduce new information that is relevant to the field of study, (c) or prepare the student for graduate study. Professional electives must be CPHS-labeled courses, those indicated on approved curriculum guides, or courses otherwise approved by AAC. Any professional elective must be numbered 100 level or higher for graduate and doctoral-level programs. Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences candidates may refer to courses indicated in current curriculum guides. Other courses (even if taught by CPHS faculty) are not considered professional electives except with an approved exception to program policy. The College’s Academic Affairs Committee shall review and approve courses as professional electives when submitted for consideration as a professional elective by the instructor. CPHS professional electives will be indicated in the University course catalog.

Students who desire to have a non-approved electives count toward professional elective credit should apply for an exception to program policy prior to taking the course whenever possible. Professional electives must be taken for a grade unless the course is designed as credit/no credit. Students should refer to their degree audit for determination of the total number of required professional electives.

Electives offerings for each degree should be adequate in number and sequencing to fulfill needs of concentrations and the needs of the student population. Offerings for professional electives for each degree within CPHS will be coordinated amongst the faculty member, their department chair, and the Associate Dean of Curriculum and Assessment. Additional coordination may occur between department chairs to encourage interdepartmental collaboration and interprofessional education in professional elective offerings. Consideration may be given for alternate year offerings and class session timing to address issues of workload or enrollment competition.

Additional policies for each program are listed below:

  • Masters of Athletic Training
    • Independent study may not be considered for professional elective credit without an approved exception to program policy.
    • Students completing any MAT concentration offered by CPHS, the Global and Comparative Public Health Concentration, or the Leadership Education and Development Concentration may apply core required (100 level) courses in these programs toward professional elective requirements.
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
    • Courses need not be above 100 level to be considered for professional elective credit. See the relevant curriculum guide for course options.
    • Independent study may not be considered for professional elective credit without an approved exception to program policy.
    • Students in approved articulation dual degree tracks may have courses outside the University accepted as professional electives as outlined in those curriculum agreements.
  • Occupational Therapy Doctorate
    • Beginning Fall 2020, OTD students must take one professional elective course during the O2 year. Courses may be an approved non-required OTD course or any other professional elective course approved by AAC for which the student meets enrollment criteria.
  • Doctor of Pharmacy
    • Professional electives should be taken no earlier than the first semester in the PharmD curriculum. Professional electives taken prior to admission into the professional program are not to be counted toward the required total. If the required total is not met, it may delay the student’s progression to advanced pharmacy practice experiences.
    • Independent study may be allowed as professional elective credit if (a) the experience is not applied toward required course and (b) appropriate for the degree of study. While students may engage in multiple independent studies as allowed by their schedule, no more than 50% of total professional elective credits required may be obtained via independent study. Independent study must be conducted with CPHS faculty to be considered as a professional elective.
    • Students completing the joint degree programs for MBA, MPA, MPH, JD, and MSLD may apply these courses in these programs toward professional elective requirements.
    • Students completing any PharmD concentration offered by CPHS, the Global and Comparative Public Health Concentration, or the Leadership Education and Development Concentration may apply core required (100 level) courses in these programs toward professional elective requirements

Experiential Program Notes

Course Requirements for Accelerated Partner Program and International Capstone Students

The Health Sciences Senior Internship includes the following courses:

  • HSCI 155 - Guided Research I (2 credits)
  • HSCI 156 - Guided Research II (2 credits)
  • HSCI 196 - Health Sciences Internship I (3 credits)
  • HSCI 197 - Health Sciences Internship II (3 credits)
  • Students intending to apply to an accelerated partner program must inform the Health Sciences Experiential Director prior to November 15.  If the notification deadline is not met, the stuent will be required to complete HSCI 196 and HSCI 197 in consecutive fall and spring semesters.  No ther scheduling options for internships or research will be considered following the deadline.
  • Any deviation from the above course requirements must be planned in conjunction with the Health Sciences Department Chair and Associate Dean of Curriculum and Assessment (via the Exception to Program Policy Request Form) by November 15 of the student's junior year.
  • If alternative arrangements for research courses and/or internships are made, the student is committed to the arranged schedule even if the student is not admitted into the accelerated program.

International Internships

  • Students completing internships at international sites may take HSCI 196 and/or HSCI 197 during the summer before senior year.
  • Students seeking to complete internships at international sites should contact the Health Sciences Experiential Director no later than November 15 of their junior year.

Joint Degree Programs

Health Sciences Clinical & Applied Sciences / Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.)

Students may elect to earn both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Jurisprudence (law) degree in a joint degree program offered in cooperation with the Drake Law School. The program allows students to focus their education on legal and health care issues.  Participating students are admitted first to the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. A student pursuing this program should plan to take the LSAT and formally apply to the Law School during the fall semester of the junior year and if admitted, complete the first year of law school course work in the senior year along with the remaining health sciences credits.

Course Credits
BIO 012 - Pre-Professional Biology I 3
BIO 012L - Pre-Professional Biology I lab 1
BIO 013 - Pre-Professional Biology II 3
BIO 013L - Pre-Professional Biology II lab 1
CHEM 001 - General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 002 - General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 003 - General Chemistry I Lab 1
CHEM 004 - General Chemistry II Lab 1
CHEM 097 - Organic Chemistry I, or
BIO 103 - Microbiology, or
PHY 011 - General Physics I (4 cr)
3
CHEM 098 - Organic Chemistry I Lab, or
BIO 103l - Microbiology Lab, or
PHY 011 - General Physics I Lab (0 cr)
1
ECON 002 - Microeconomics, or
HSCI 102 - Health Economics
3
FYS 0-- - First Year Seminar 3
HSCI 020 - Introduction to the Health Sciences 2
HSCI 021 - Professionalism in Health Care 2
HSCI 025 - Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System 3
HSCI 055 - Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 060 - Statistics in Health Sciences, or
STAT 060 - Statistics for the Life Sciences
3
HSCI 095 - Medical Terminology 1
HSCI 105 - Values and Ethics in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 106 - Culture Care and Health Literature 3
HSCI 125 - Physiology, or
BIO 129 - Mammalian Physiology, or
PHAR 125 - Physiology (lab included for 4 credits)
3
HSCI 125L - Physiology Lab, or
BIO 129L - Mammalian Physiology Lab
1
HSCI 141 - Human Anatomy 3
HSCI 141L - Human Anatomy Lab 1
HSCI 155 - Guided Research in Health Sciences I 2
HSCI 156 - Guided Research in Health Sciences II 2
HSCI 172 - Evaluating Research Literature 3
HSCI 196 - Health Sciences Internship I 3
HSCI 197 - Health Sciences Internship II 3
INTD 025 - Bulldog Foundations 1
MATH 050 - Calculus I 3
PSY 001 - Introduction to Psychology 4
General Electives 15
Professional Electives 13
Biomedical Science (minimum 3 credits)
BIO 095-199
CHEM 100-199
NSCI 001-199
PHY 001-199
Business (no minimum)
ACCT 040-199
BLAW 060-199
BUS 006-199
ECON 003-199
FIN 095-199
INS 051-199
MGMT 110-199
MKTG 101-199
Health Sciences (minimum 6 credits)
EDUC 172
HSCI 100-199
PHAR 100-199
SPAN 154
Leadership (no minimum)
LEAD 050-199
Psychology (no minimum)
PSY 002-199
SCSS 081
Law Coursework 24
TOTAL 127

 

Clinical and Applied Sciences / Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics
Course Credits
BIO 012 - Pre-Professional Biology I 3
BIO 012L - Pre-Professional Biology I lab 1
BIO 013 - Pre-Professional Biology II 3
BIO 013L - Pre-Professional Biology II lab 1
CHEM 001 - General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 002 - General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 003 - General Chemistry I Lab 1
CHEM 004 - General Chemistry II Lab 1
CHEM 097 - Organic Chemistry I, or
BIO 103 - Microbiology, or
PHY 011 - General Physics I (4 cr)
3
CHEM 098 - Organic Chemistry I Lab, or
BIO 103l - Microbiology Lab, or
PHY 011 - General Physics I Lab (0 cr)
1
ECON 002 - Microeconomics, or
HSCI 102 - Health Economics
3
FYS 0-- - First Year Seminar 3
HSCI 020 - Introduction to the Health Sciences 2
HSCI 021 - Professionalism in Health Care 2
HSCI 025 - Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System 3
HSCI 055 - Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 060 - Statistics in Health Sciences, or
STAT 060 - Statistics for the Life Sciences
3
HSCI 095 - Medical Terminology 1
HSCI 105 - Values and Ethics in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 106 - Culture Care and Health Literature 3
HSCI 125 - Physiology, or
BIO 129 - Mammalian Physiology, or
PHAR 125 - Physiology (lab included for 4 credits)
3
HSCI 125L - Physiology Lab, or
BIO 129L - Mammalian Physiology Lab
1
HSCI 141 - Human Anatomy 3
HSCI 141L - Human Anatomy Lab 1
HSCI 155 - Guided Research in Health Sciences I 2
HSCI 156 - Guided Research in Health Sciences II 2
HSCI 172 - Evaluating Research Literature 3
HSCI 196 - Health Sciences Internship I 3
HSCI 197 - Health Sciences Internship II 3
INTD 025 - Bulldog Foundations 1
MATH 050 - Calculus I 3
PSY 001 - Introduction to Psychology 4
General Electives 15
Professional Electives 16
Biomedical Science (minimum 3 credits)
BIO 095-199
CHEM 100-199
NSCI 001-199
PHY 001-199
Business (no minimum)
ACCT 040-199
BLAW 060-199
BUS 006-199
ECON 003-199
FIN 095-199
INS 051-199
MGMT 110-199
MKTG 101-199
Health Sciences (minimum 6 credits)
EDUC 172
HSCI 100-199
PHAR 100-199
SPAN 154
Leadership (no minimum)
LEAD 050-199
Psychology (no minimum)
PSY 002-199
SCSS 081
Health Informatics and Analytics Coursework 18
TOTAL 124

If not admitted to the MS HIA program, all credit minimums for the general electives and professional electives must be fulfilled to earn the BS in Health Sciences degree.

 

Health Sciences Clinical & Applied Sciences / Des Moines University Master of Science in Biomedical Science (M.S.B.S.)

This joint degree program allows students the opportunity to complete three years in the Health Sciences program followed by two years in the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (M.S.B.S.) at Des Moines University. Des Moines University’s M.S.B.S. program is designed to enable the development in careers in medical and scientific research and academic medicine to benefit the health of people around the world.

Biomedical research is an important part of health care today and requires the work of scientists in a wide variety of settings, including academia, government, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology-dependent industry. M.S.B.S. graduates may be employed as advanced technicians, laboratory managers, educators and scientists using their skills in such diverse areas as cancer research, clinical diagnosis, infectious disease, monitoring food and water supplies and teaching the next generation of scientists. Many have gone on to enroll in medical school as well.

Admission Requirements

See the Des Moines University M.S.B.S. admission web site for admission requirements.  Apply to the M.S.B.S. program by June 15 following the junior year to begin coursework during the fall of the senior year.

Course Credits
BIO 012 - Pre-Professional Biology I 3
BIO 012L - Pre-Professional Biology I lab 1
BIO 013 - Pre-Professional Biology II 3
BIO 013L - Pre-Professional Biology II lab 1
CHEM 001 - General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 002 - General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 003 - General Chemistry I Lab 1
CHEM 004 - General Chemistry II Lab 1
CHEM 097 - Organic Chemistry I, or
PHY 011 - General Physics I (4 cr)
3
CHEM 098 - Organic Chemistry I Lab, or
PHY 011 - General Physics I Lab (0 cr)
1
ECON 002 - Microeconomics, or
HSCI 102 - Health Economics
3
FYS 0-- - First Year Seminar 3
HSCI 020 - Introduction to the Health Sciences 2
HSCI 021 - Professionalism in Health Care 2
HSCI 025 - Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System 3
HSCI 055 - Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 060 - Statistics in Health Sciences, or
STAT 060 - Statistics for the Life Sciences
3
HSCI 095 - Medical Terminology 1
HSCI 105 - Values and Ethics in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 106 - Culture Care and Health Literature 3
HSCI 125 - Physiology, or
BIO 129 - Mammalian Physiology, or
PHAR 125 - Physiology (lab included for 4 credits)
3
HSCI 125L - Physiology Lab, or
BIO 129L - Mammalian Physiology Lab
1
HSCI 141 - Human Anatomy 3
HSCI 141L - Human Anatomy Lab 1
HSCI 172 - Evaluating Research Literature 3
INTD 025 - Bulldog Foundations 1
MATH 050 - Calculus I 3
PSY 001 - Introduction to Psychology 4
General Electives 24
Professional Electives 16
Biomedical Science (minimum 3 credits)
BIO 095-199
CHEM 100-199
NSCI 001-199
PHY 001-199
Business (no minimum)
ACCT 040-199
BLAW 060-199
BUS 006-199
ECON 003-199
FIN 095-199
INS 051-199
MGMT 110-199
MKTG 101-199
Health Sciences (minimum 6 credits)
EDUC 172
HSCI 100-199
PHAR 100-199
SPAN 154
Leadership (no minimum)
LEAD 050-199
Psychology (no minimum)
PSY 002-199
SCSS 081
DMU MS Biomedical Sciences Coursework 18.5
TOTAL 123.5

Program Notes

3+2 MSBS students at DMU will complete all remaining credits required for completion of their health sciences major through their MSBS coursework. Students will be required to send an official transcript to the Drake University Office of the Registrar to apply their transfer coursework to the health sciences major requirements. A minimum of 124.5 total hours will be required to earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Drake University. Degrees from Drake University and Des Moines University will be conferred at the same time. This may result in total program hours higher than 124.5.

Should students not complete their coursework at Des Moines University and decide to return to Drake University, they will no longer be eligible for their Drake tuition guarantee. They will be responsible for the current University tuition rate. 

If not admitted to the MS Biomedical Sciences program at DMU, all credit minimums for the general electives and professional electives must be fulfilled to earn the BS in Health Sciences degree.

 

Health Sciences Clinical & Applied Sciences / Allen College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

Allen College of Health Sciences offers an accelerated B.S.N. that can be completed while students also complete the B.S. This provides an opportunity for health sciences students to complete a B.S.N. program while also earning a BS-HS degree. The degrees are to be conferred at the same time so that students do not lose eligibility for certain forms of financial aid. Each institution would grant its own degree.

Allen College’s accelerated B.S.N. program is a four semester, 15-month curriculum. Students will learn about nursing using a concept-based approach that emphasizes nursing content across the life span and diverse clinical settings. The coursework prepares graduates to care for patients and families in acute care and community settings. Graduates are prepared to assume roles involving leadership, education, research, and community health.

Students enrolled in this program will complete coursework at the Allen College campus during the first summer of enrollment in a hybrid format. Following the first summer, students will periodically meet face-to-face in Des Moines during the semester with the majority of learning occurring in an online environment. Students will complete clinical requirements during the fall, spring, and final summer semester in the Des Moines area. 

Clinical Experience Information

Clinical semesters occur in the last three semesters of the B.S.N. program, along with NU 380 Evidence Based Practice & Nursing Research which includes a student research project and presentation.

Admission Requirements

  1. A 2.8 GPA is required for admission to Allen College’s B.S.N. program. Students must complete a minimum of 66 semester hours of general education coursework as outlined in the plan of study, including a minimum of:
    • 15 hours in the humanities
    • 15 hours in the social sciences
    • 18 hours in the natural sciences and mathematics
    • 18 hours of general electives (including a 3 credit diversity course)
  2. Applicants should have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the following courses:
    • Intermediate English Composition - FYS --- (First Year Seminar) and the follow-up Written Communication requirement
    • Oral Communication – SCSR 073 (Public Speaking)
    • Sociology - Elective
    • Psychology – PSY 001 (Introduction to Psychology)
    • Human Growth & Development - HSCI 146 (Human Development Across the Lifespan)
    • Anatomy - HSCI 141/141L (Human Anatomy and Lab)
    • Physiology – HSCI 125/125L (Medical Physiology and Lab)
    • Chemistry – CHEM 001 (Chemistry 1)
    • Microbiology – BIO 103/103L (Microbiology and Lab)
    • Statistics – STAT 060 (Statistics for the Life Sciences) or HSCI 060 (Statistics in Health Sciences)

Other admission requirements are listed at: http://www.allencollege.edu/accelerated-admission-requirements.aspx.

Course Credits
BIO 012 - Pre-Professional Biology I 3
BIO 012L - Pre-Professional Biology I lab 1
BIO 013 - Pre-Professional Biology II 3
BIO 013L - Pre-Professional Biology II lab 1
CHEM 001 - General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 002 - General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 003 - General Chemistry I Lab 1
CHEM 004 - General Chemistry II Lab 1
CHEM 097 - Organic Chemistry I, or
BIO 103 - Microbiology, or
PHY 011 - General Physics I (4 cr)
3
CHEM 098 - Organic Chemistry I Lab, or
BIO 103l - Microbiology Lab, or
PHY 011 - General Physics I Lab (0 cr)
1
ECON 002 - Microeconomics, or
HSCI 102 - Health Economics
3
FYS 0-- - First Year Seminar 3
HSCI 020 - Introduction to the Health Sciences 2
HSCI 021 - Professionalism in Health Care 2
HSCI 025 - Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System 3
HSCI 055 - Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 060 - Statistics in Health Sciences, or
STAT 060 - Statistics for the Life Sciences
3
HSCI 095 - Medical Terminology 1
HSCI 105 - Values and Ethics in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 106 - Culture Care and Health Literature 3
HSCI 125 - Physiology, or
BIO 129 - Mammalian Physiology, or
PHAR 125 - Physiology (lab included for 4 credits)
3
HSCI 125L - Physiology Lab, or
BIO 129L - Mammalian Physiology Lab
1
HSCI 141 - Human Anatomy 3
HSCI 141L - Human Anatomy Lab 1
HSCI 172 - Evaluating Research Literature 3
INTD 025 - Bulldog Foundations 1
MATH 050 - Calculus I 3
PSY 001 - Introduction to Psychology 4
General Electives 18
Professional Electives 13
Biomedical Science (minimum 3 credits)
BIO 095-199
CHEM 100-199
NSCI 001-199
PHY 001-199
Business (no minimum)
ACCT 040-199
BLAW 060-199
BUS 006-199
ECON 003-199
FIN 095-199
INS 051-199
MGMT 110-199
MKTG 101-199
Health Sciences (minimum 6 credits)
EDUC 172
HSCI 100-199
PHAR 100-199
SPAN 154
Leadership (no minimum)
LEAD 050-199
Psychology (no minimum)
PSY 002-199
SCSS 081
TOTAL 96

Program Notes

Students will complete all remaining credits required for completion of their health sciences major through their nursing coursework. A minimum of 124 total hours will be required to earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Drake University.

If not admitted to the accelerated BSN program at Allen College, all credit minimums for Drake Curriculum/General Electives and Professional Electives must be fulfilled.  The senior internship, HSCI 155, HSCI 156, HSCI 196, and HSCI 197 also must be completed at Drake to earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences.

 

Health Sciences Clinical & Applied Sciences / Mercy College of Health Sciences Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

Mercy College of Health Sciences offers an accelerated B.S.N. that can be completed in four years while students also complete the four-year B S. at Drake University. This option provides the shortest time frame for health sciences students to complete a B.S.N. program while also earning a B.S. degree. Each institution grants its own degree with the degrees conferred at the same time so that students do not lose eligibility for certain forms of financial aid.

Mercy College’s B.S.N. program is an accelerated curriculum that is completed following the third year of the health sciences program. Upon enrolling in B.S.N. courses, students complete five terms over three semesters (typically fall, spring and summer). During the nursing course work, students will learn about nursing using a concept-based approach that emphasizes nursing content across the life span and diverse acute care and community clinical settings. Graduates are prepared to assume roles involving leadership, education, research, and community health.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and has approval of the Iowa Board of Nursing (IBON). For more information on the Mercy B.S.N. program, click here.

Admission Requirements

1. A 2.25 GPA is required for admission to Mercy College. Admissions to Nursing program requires extracted 3.0 GPA in 8 courses.
2. Be currently enrolled in HSCI program.
3. Successful completion of all pre-requisite courses before starting the program.
4. Evidence of required immunizations.
5. Completion of compliance trainings
6. CPR certification for Health Professionals.
7. A completed background check.

Pre-requisite Requirements

  • College Level Math (6 credits)
  • Upper level statistics course (MATH 050 and HSCI 060)
  • BIO 103/103L - Microbiology and Lab
  • FYS or Written Communication AOI (Composition)
  • HSCI 125/125L - Medical Physiology and Lab
  • HSCI 141/141L - Human Anatomy and Lab
  • PHAR 126 - Principles of Nutrition
  • PSY 001 - Introduction to Psychology
Course Credits
BIO 012 - Pre-Professional Biology I 3
BIO 012L - Pre-Professional Biology I lab 1
BIO 013 - Pre-Professional Biology II 3
BIO 013L - Pre-Professional Biology II lab 1
CHEM 001 - General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 002 - General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 003 - General Chemistry I Lab 1
CHEM 004 - General Chemistry II Lab 1
CHEM 097 - Organic Chemistry I, or
BIO 103 - Microbiology, or
PHY 011 - General Physics I (4 cr)
3
CHEM 098 - Organic Chemistry I Lab, or
BIO 103l - Microbiology Lab, or
PHY 011 - General Physics I Lab (0 cr)
1
ECON 002 - Microeconomics, or
HSCI 102 - Health Economics
3
FYS 0-- - First Year Seminar 3
HSCI 020 - Introduction to the Health Sciences 2
HSCI 021 - Professionalism in Health Care 2
HSCI 025 - Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System 3
HSCI 055 - Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 060 - Statistics in Health Sciences, or
STAT 060 - Statistics for the Life Sciences
3
HSCI 095 - Medical Terminology 1
HSCI 105 - Values and Ethics in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 106 - Culture Care and Health Literature 3
HSCI 125 - Physiology, or
BIO 129 - Mammalian Physiology, or
PHAR 125 - Physiology (lab included for 4 credits)
3
HSCI 125L - Physiology Lab, or
BIO 129L - Mammalian Physiology Lab
1
HSCI 141 - Human Anatomy 3
HSCI 141L - Human Anatomy Lab 1
HSCI 172 - Evaluating Research Literature 3
INTD 025 - Bulldog Foundations 1
MATH 050 - Calculus I 3
PSY 001 - Introduction to Psychology 4
General Electives 15
Professional Electives 13
Biomedical Science (minimum 3 credits)
BIO 095-199
CHEM 100-199
NSCI 001-199
PHY 001-199
Business (no minimum)
ACCT 040-199
BLAW 060-199
BUS 006-199
ECON 003-199
FIN 095-199
INS 051-199
MGMT 110-199
MKTG 101-199
Health Sciences (minimum 6 credits)
EDUC 172
HSCI 100-199
PHAR 100-199
SPAN 154
Leadership (no minimum)
LEAD 050-199
Psychology (no minimum)
PSY 002-199
SCSS 081
TOTAL 93

Program Notes

3+1 BSN students at Mercy College will complete all remaining credits required for completion of their health sciences major through their nursing coursework. Students will be required to send an official transcript to the Drake University Office of the Registrar to apply their transfer coursework to the health sciences major requirements. A minimum of 124 total hours will be required to earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Drake University. Degrees from Drake University and Mercy College will be conferred at the same time. This may result in total program hours higher than 124.

Should students not complete their coursework at Mercy College and decide to return to Drake University, they will no longer be eligible for their Drake tuition guarantee. They will be responsible for the current University tuition rate.

 

Health Sciences Clinical & Applied Sciences / Mercy College of Health Sciences Certificate in Medical Laboratory Sciences (M.L.S.)

Mercy College of Health Sciences offers a certificate program in Medical Laboratory Sciences (M.L.S.) that can be added to a Bachelor of Science degree earned from Drake University. This certificate program offers an opportunity for health sciences students to develop an area of health care expertise during their Drake academic career, rather than after graduation. In addition, these certificates are helpful for students applying to graduate programs that require a large amount of patient care hours.

Program Purpose

The M.L.S. Program is dedicated to providing students with the educational foundation required to become Medical laboratory scientists through an intensive classroom and clinical curriculum. Guided by the mission of Mercy College, the philosophy of the School of Allied Health, and in compliance with the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) Standards of Accredited Educational Programs for the Medical Laboratory Scientist, the primary purpose is to facilitate the personal and professional development of students. The M.L.S. program provides students with the academic and clinical experiences needed to become caring, ethical, and competent members of the health care team.

Clinical Rotation/Experience Information

M.L.S students complete a total of 750 clock hours of clinical rotations in a large medical center laboratory in the following areas: Blood Bank, Chemistry, Hematology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics, Phlebotomy, and Urinalysis. Students perform actual patient testing under the supervision of a preceptor. Students also gain approximately 15 hours of experience at various other optional sites such as a small hospital, fertility clinic, public health lab, and/or shadowing various levels of management.

M.L.S. students complete a large patient case study project in the last semester of the program. The project pulls together material they have learned in all of the courses throughout the M.L.S. program. Cases are presented to the class, instructors and preceptors. Students in the M.L.S. program collaborate throughout on case studies and problem-based learning scenarios in the didactic and clinical courses. They write reflection papers in several M.L.S. program courses regarding their experiences.

Course Credits
BIO 012 - Pre-Professional Biology I 3
BIO 012L - Pre-Professional Biology I lab 1
BIO 013 - Pre-Professional Biology II 3
BIO 013L - Pre-Professional Biology II lab 1
CHEM 001 - General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 002 - General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 003 - General Chemistry I Lab 1
CHEM 004 - General Chemistry II Lab 1
CHEM 097 - Organic Chemistry I, or
PHY 011 - General Physics I (4 cr)
3
CHEM 098 - Organic Chemistry I Lab, or
PHY 011 - General Physics I Lab (0 cr)
1
ECON 002 - Microeconomics, or
HSCI 102 - Health Economics
3
FYS 0-- - First Year Seminar 3
HSCI 020 - Introduction to the Health Sciences 2
HSCI 021 - Professionalism in Health Care 2
HSCI 025 - Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System 3
HSCI 055 - Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 060 - Statistics in Health Sciences, or
STAT 060 - Statistics for the Life Sciences
3
HSCI 095 - Medical Terminology 1
HSCI 105 - Values and Ethics in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 106 - Culture Care and Health Literature 3
HSCI 125 - Physiology, or
BIO 129 - Mammalian Physiology, or
PHAR 125 - Physiology (lab included for 4 credits)
3
HSCI 125L - Physiology Lab, or
BIO 129L - Mammalian Physiology Lab
1
HSCI 141 - Human Anatomy 3
HSCI 141L - Human Anatomy Lab 1
HSCI 172 - Evaluating Research Literature 3
INTD 025 - Bulldog Foundations 1
MATH 050 - Calculus I 3
PSY 001 - Introduction to Psychology 4
General Electives 15
Professional Electives 20
Biomedical Science (minimum 3 credits)
BIO 095-199
CHEM 100-199
NSCI 001-199
PHY 001-199
Business (no minimum)
ACCT 040-199
BLAW 060-199
BUS 006-199
ECON 003-199
FIN 095-199
INS 051-199
MGMT 110-199
MKTG 101-199
Health Sciences (minimum 6 credits)
EDUC 172
HSCI 100-199
PHAR 100-199
SPAN 154
Leadership (no minimum)
LEAD 050-199
Psychology (no minimum)
PSY 002-199
SCSS 081
Mercy College MLS Coursework 41
TOTAL 141

 

Health Care Administration and Public Health / Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.)

Students in the Health Care Administration & Public Health track who have an interest in pursuing health care law may also consider our dual degree program with the Drake University Law School. Students will utilize their fourth year in Health Sciences to begin completing graduate coursework in the JD program.

Course Credits
ACCT 041 - Accounting I 3
BIO 012 - Pre-Professional Biology I 3
BIO 012L - Pre-Professional Biology I lab 1
ECON 002 - Microeconomics, or
HSCI 102 - Health Economics
3
ECON 010 - Macroeconomics 3
FIN 095 - Finance 3
FYS 0-- - First Year Seminar 3
HSCI 020 - Introduction to the Health Sciences 2
HSCI 021 - Professionalism in Health Care 2
HSCI 025 - Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System 3
HSCI 055 - Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 060 - Statistics in Health Sciences, or
STAT 060 - Statistics for the Life Sciences
3
HSCI 095 - Medical Terminology 1
HSCI 105 - Values and Ethics in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 106 - Culture Care and Health Literature 3
HSCI 108 - Introduction to U.S. Health Care Policy 3
HSCI 125 - Physiology, or
BIO 129 - Mammalian Physiology, or
PHAR 125 - Physiology (lab included for 4 credits)
3
HSCI 125L - Physiology Lab, or
BIO 129L - Mammalian Physiology Lab
1
HSCI 141 - Human Anatomy 3
HSCI 141L - Human Anatomy Lab 1
HSCI 143 - Epidemiology 3
HSCI 144 - Introduction to Public Health 3
HSCI 155 - Guided Research in Health Sciences I 2
HSCI 156 - Guided Research in Health Sciences II 2
HSCI 172 - Evaluating Research Literature 3
HSCI 196 - Health Sciences Internship I 3
HSCI 197 - Health Sciences Internship II 3
INTD 025 - Bulldog Foundations 1
IS 044 - Information Tools 2
MATH 028 - Business Calculus 3
MGMT 110 - Organiational Behavior 3
MKTG 101 - Marketing Principles 3
PSY 001 - Introduction to Psychology 4
General Electives 18
Professional Electives 3
Biomedical Science (no minimum)
BIO 095-199
CHEM 097-199
NSCI 001-199
PHY 001-199
Business (minimum 3 credits)
ACCT 042-199
BLAW 060-199
BUS 005-199
ECON 011-199
FIN 096-199
INS 051-199
MGMT 111-199
MKTG 102-199
Health Sciences (minimum 3 credits)
EDUC 172
HSCI 100-199
PHAR 100-199
SPAN 154
Leadership (no minimum)
LEAD 050-199
Psychology (no minimum)
PSY 002-199
SCSS 081
Law Coursework 18
TOTAL 124

 

Health Care Administration and Public Health / Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

With the use of the summer school and January term as well as using graduate course work to fulfill elective requirements, Health Sciences degree students are able to complete the four year degree program plus the M.B.A. in a shorter time period than if they were to complete the two separately.

Course Credits
ACCT 041 - Accounting I 3
BIO 012 - Pre-Professional Biology I 3
BIO 012L - Pre-Professional Biology I lab 1
ECON 002 - Microeconomics, or
HSCI 102 - Health Economics
3
ECON 010 - Macroeconomics 3
FIN 095 - Finance 3
FYS 0-- - First Year Seminar 3
HSCI 020 - Introduction to the Health Sciences 2
HSCI 021 - Professionalism in Health Care 2
HSCI 025 - Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System 3
HSCI 055 - Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 060 - Statistics in Health Sciences, or
STAT 060 - Statistics for the Life Sciences
3
HSCI 095 - Medical Terminology 1
HSCI 105 - Values and Ethics in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 106 - Culture Care and Health Literature 3
HSCI 108 - Introduction to U.S. Health Care Policy 3
HSCI 125 - Physiology, or
BIO 129 - Mammalian Physiology, or
PHAR 125 - Physiology (lab included for 4 credits)
3
HSCI 125L - Physiology Lab, or
BIO 129L - Mammalian Physiology Lab
1
HSCI 141 - Human Anatomy 3
HSCI 141L - Human Anatomy Lab 1
HSCI 143 - Epidemiology 3
HSCI 144 - Introduction to Public Health 3
HSCI 155 - Guided Research in Health Sciences I 2
HSCI 156 - Guided Research in Health Sciences II 2
HSCI 172 - Evaluating Research Literature 3
HSCI 196 - Health Sciences Internship I 3
HSCI 197 - Health Sciences Internship II 3
INTD 025 - Bulldog Foundations 1
IS 044 - Information Tools 2
MATH 028 - Business Calculus 3
MGMT 110 - Organiational Behavior 3
MKTG 101 - Marketing Principles 3
PSY 001 - Introduction to Psychology 4
General Electives 18
Professional Electives 3
Biomedical Science (no minimum)
BIO 095-199
CHEM 097-199
NSCI 001-199
PHY 001-199
Business (minimum 3 credits)
ACCT 042-199
BLAW 060-199
BUS 005-199
ECON 011-199
FIN 096-199
INS 051-199
MGMT 111-199
MKTG 102-199
Health Sciences (minimum 3 credits)
EDUC 172
HSCI 100-199
PHAR 100-199
SPAN 154
Leadership (no minimum)
LEAD 050-199
Psychology (no minimum)
PSY 002-199
SCSS 081
Master of Business Administration Coursework 18
TOTAL 124

 

Health Care Administration and Public Health / Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

With the use of the summer school and January term as well as using graduate course work to fulfill elective requirements, Health Sciences degree students are able to complete the four year degree program plus the M.P.A. in a shorter time period than if they were to complete the two separately.

Course Credits
ACCT 041 - Accounting I 3
BIO 012 - Pre-Professional Biology I 3
BIO 012L - Pre-Professional Biology I lab 1
ECON 002 - Microeconomics, or
HSCI 102 - Health Economics
3
ECON 010 - Macroeconomics 3
FIN 095 - Finance 3
FYS 0-- - First Year Seminar 3
HSCI 020 - Introduction to the Health Sciences 2
HSCI 021 - Professionalism in Health Care 2
HSCI 025 - Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System 3
HSCI 055 - Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 060 - Statistics in Health Sciences, or
STAT 060 - Statistics for the Life Sciences
3
HSCI 095 - Medical Terminology 1
HSCI 105 - Values and Ethics in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 106 - Culture Care and Health Literature 3
HSCI 108 - Introduction to U.S. Health Care Policy 3
HSCI 125 - Physiology, or
BIO 129 - Mammalian Physiology, or
PHAR 125 - Physiology (lab included for 4 credits)
3
HSCI 125L - Physiology Lab, or
BIO 129L - Mammalian Physiology Lab
1
HSCI 141 - Human Anatomy 3
HSCI 141L - Human Anatomy Lab 1
HSCI 143 - Epidemiology 3
HSCI 144 - Introduction to Public Health 3
HSCI 155 - Guided Research in Health Sciences I 2
HSCI 156 - Guided Research in Health Sciences II 2
HSCI 172 - Evaluating Research Literature 3
HSCI 196 - Health Sciences Internship I 3
HSCI 197 - Health Sciences Internship II 3
INTD 025 - Bulldog Foundations 1
IS 044 - Information Tools 2
MATH 028 - Business Calculus 3
MGMT 110 - Organiational Behavior 3
MKTG 101 - Marketing Principles 3
PSY 001 - Introduction to Psychology 4
General Electives 18
Professional Electives 3
Biomedical Science (no minimum)
BIO 095-199
CHEM 097-199
NSCI 001-199
PHY 001-199
Business (minimum 3 credits)
ACCT 042-199
BLAW 060-199
BUS 005-199
ECON 011-199
FIN 096-199
INS 051-199
MGMT 111-199
MKTG 102-199
Health Sciences (minimum 3 credits)
EDUC 172
HSCI 100-199
PHAR 100-199
SPAN 154
Leadership (no minimum)
LEAD 050-199
Psychology (no minimum)
PSY 002-199
SCSS 081
Master of Public Administration Coursework 18
TOTAL 124

If not admitted to the MPA program, all credit minimums for Drake Curriculum/General Electives and Professional Electives must be fulfilled to earn a Bachelor of Sciences in Health Sciences.

 

Health Care Administration and Public Health / Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics
Course Credits
ACCT 041 - Accounting I 3
BIO 012 - Pre-Professional Biology I 3
BIO 012L - Pre-Professional Biology I lab 1
ECON 002 - Microeconomics, or
HSCI 102 - Health Economics
3
ECON 010 - Macroeconomics 3
FIN 095 - Finance 3
FYS 0-- - First Year Seminar 3
HSCI 020 - Introduction to the Health Sciences 2
HSCI 021 - Professionalism in Health Care 2
HSCI 025 - Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System 3
HSCI 055 - Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 060 - Statistics in Health Sciences, or
STAT 060 - Statistics for the Life Sciences
3
HSCI 095 - Medical Terminology 1
HSCI 105 - Values and Ethics in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 106 - Culture Care and Health Literature 3
HSCI 108 - Introduction to U.S. Health Care Policy 3
HSCI 125 - Physiology, or
BIO 129 - Mammalian Physiology, or
PHAR 125 - Physiology (lab included for 4 credits)
3
HSCI 125L - Physiology Lab, or
BIO 129L - Mammalian Physiology Lab
1
HSCI 141 - Human Anatomy 3
HSCI 141L - Human Anatomy Lab 1
HSCI 143 - Epidemiology 3
HSCI 144 - Introduction to Public Health 3
HSCI 155 - Guided Research in Health Sciences I 2
HSCI 156 - Guided Research in Health Sciences II 2
HSCI 172 - Evaluating Research Literature 3
HSCI 196 - Health Sciences Internship I 3
HSCI 197 - Health Sciences Internship II 3
INTD 025 - Bulldog Foundations 1
IS 044 - Information Tools 2
MATH 028 - Business Calculus 3
MGMT 110 - Organiational Behavior 3
MKTG 101 - Marketing Principles 3
PSY 001 - Introduction to Psychology 4
General Electives 18
Professional Electives 3
Biomedical Science (no minimum)
BIO 095-199
CHEM 097-199
NSCI 001-199
PHY 001-199
Business (minimum 3 credits)
ACCT 042-199
BLAW 060-199
BUS 005-199
ECON 011-199
FIN 096-199
INS 051-199
MGMT 111-199
MKTG 102-199
Health Sciences (minimum 3 credits)
EDUC 172
HSCI 100-199
PHAR 100-199
SPAN 154
Leadership (no minimum)
LEAD 050-199
Psychology (no minimum)
PSY 002-199
SCSS 081
Health Informatics and Analytics Coursework 18
TOTAL 124

If not admitted to the MS HIA program, all credit minimums for Drake Curriculum/General Electives and Professional Electives must be fulfilled to earn a Bachelor of Sciences in Health Sciences.

 

Health Care Administration and Public Health / Des Moines University Master of Health Care Administration (M.H.A.)

Students interested in pursuing a career in health care administration can add a Master of Health Care Administration (M.H.A.) to their bachelor's degree.

Course Credits
ACCT 041 - Accounting I 3
BIO 012 - Pre-Professional Biology I 3
BIO 012L - Pre-Professional Biology I lab 1
ECON 002 - Microeconomics, or
HSCI 102 - Health Economics
3
ECON 010 - Macroeconomics 3
FIN 095 - Finance 3
FYS 0-- - First Year Seminar 3
HSCI 020 - Introduction to the Health Sciences 2
HSCI 021 - Professionalism in Health Care 2
HSCI 025 - Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System 3
HSCI 055 - Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 060 - Statistics in Health Sciences, or
STAT 060 - Statistics for the Life Sciences
3
HSCI 095 - Medical Terminology 1
HSCI 105 - Values and Ethics in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 106 - Culture Care and Health Literature 3
HSCI 108 - Introduction to U.S. Health Care Policy 3
HSCI 125 - Physiology, or
BIO 129 - Mammalian Physiology, or
PHAR 125 - Physiology (lab included for 4 credits)
3
HSCI 125L - Physiology Lab, or
BIO 129L - Mammalian Physiology Lab
1
HSCI 141 - Human Anatomy 3
HSCI 141L - Human Anatomy Lab 1
HSCI 143 - Epidemiology 3
HSCI 144 - Introduction to Public Health 3
HSCI 172 - Evaluating Research Literature 3
INTD 025 - Bulldog Foundations 1
IS 044 - Information Tools 2
MATH 028 - Business Calculus 3
MGMT 110 - Organiational Behavior 3
MKTG 101 - Marketing Principles 3
PSY 001 - Introduction to Psychology 4
General Electives 21
Professional Electives 7
Biomedical Science (no minimum)
BIO 095-199
CHEM 097-199
NSCI 001-199
PHY 001-199
Business (minimum 3 credits)
ACCT 042-199
BLAW 060-199
BUS 005-199
ECON 011-199
FIN 096-199
INS 051-199
MGMT 111-199
MKTG 102-199
Health Sciences (minimum 3 credits)
EDUC 172
HSCI 100-199
PHAR 100-199
SPAN 154
Leadership (no minimum)
LEAD 050-199
Psychology (no minimum)
PSY 002-199
SCSS 081
DMU Master of Health Care Administration Coursework 18
TOTAL 121

Students must declare a Health Sciences track by end of first semester. Notify the Experiential Office by February 1 of the intent to apply to the MHA program. Apply to the MHA program by June 1 following the junior year to begin course work during the fall of the senior year.

 

Health Care Administration and Public Health / Des Moines University Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)

Students interested in pursuing a career in public health can add a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) to their degree.

Course Credits
ACCT 041 - Accounting I 3
BIO 012 - Pre-Professional Biology I 3
BIO 012L - Pre-Professional Biology I lab 1
ECON 002 - Microeconomics, or
HSCI 102 - Health Economics
3
ECON 010 - Macroeconomics 3
FIN 095 - Finance 3
FYS 0-- - First Year Seminar 3
HSCI 020 - Introduction to the Health Sciences 2
HSCI 021 - Professionalism in Health Care 2
HSCI 025 - Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System 3
HSCI 055 - Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 060 - Statistics in Health Sciences, or
STAT 060 - Statistics for the Life Sciences
3
HSCI 095 - Medical Terminology 1
HSCI 105 - Values and Ethics in Health Sciences 3
HSCI 106 - Culture Care and Health Literature 3
HSCI 108 - Introduction to U.S. Health Care Policy 3
HSCI 125 - Physiology, or
BIO 129 - Mammalian Physiology, or
PHAR 125 - Physiology (lab included for 4 credits)
3
HSCI 125L - Physiology Lab, or
BIO 129L - Mammalian Physiology Lab
1
HSCI 141 - Human Anatomy 3
HSCI 141L - Human Anatomy Lab 1
HSCI 143 - Epidemiology 3
HSCI 144 - Introduction to Public Health 3
HSCI 172 - Evaluating Research Literature 3
INTD 025 - Bulldog Foundations 1
IS 044 - Information Tools 2
MATH 028 - Business Calculus 3
MGMT 110 - Organiational Behavior 3
MKTG 101 - Marketing Principles 3
PSY 001 - Introduction to Psychology 4
General Electives 21
Professional Electives 10
Biomedical Science (no minimum)
BIO 095-199
CHEM 097-199
NSCI 001-199
PHY 001-199
Business (minimum 3 credits)
ACCT 042-199
BLAW 060-199
BUS 005-199
ECON 011-199
FIN 096-199
INS 051-199
MGMT 111-199
MKTG 102-199
Health Sciences (minimum 3 credits)
EDUC 172
HSCI 100-199
PHAR 100-199
SPAN 154
Leadership (no minimum)
LEAD 050-199
Psychology (no minimum)
PSY 002-199
SCSS 081
DMU Master of Public Health Coursework 18
TOTAL 124

Students must declare a Health Sciences track by end of first semester. Apply to the M.P.H. program by March 1 of junior year to begin coursework during the summer and by July 1 following the junior year to begin course work during the fall of the senior year.

The information in this catalog does not constitute a contract between the university and the student. The university reserves the right to make changes in curricula, admission policies and processes, tuition and financial aid, academic standards and guidelines, student services and any other regulations or policies set forth in this catalog without giving prior notice.