Bolded courses must be taken in the designated semester, unless prior approval by the College is provided.
*Asterisked courses are recommended to be taken in the designated semester, but may be offered in alternative semesters.
1 = BIO 129/L – Mammalian Physiology or PHAR 125 can be substituted for requirement (courses offered only in fall semester)
2 = STAT 060 – Statistics for the Life Sciences can be substituted for requirement
3 = HSCI 106 - Culture Care is requirement for HSCI degree, and may be completed in J-term or Spring, based on availability.
4 = HSCI 102 – Health Economics can be substituted for requirement (course offered only in fall semester)
Drake Curriculum/General Electives (min 27 credits): Drake Curriculum requirements not fulfilled by required course - Artistic Literacy AOI, Engaged Citizen AOI, Historical Foundations AOI (2 courses), and Written Communication AOI. Additional General Electives will be fulfilled by coursework completed at Mercy College.
Professional Electives (min 22 credits): Courses below may be used to fulfill the elective categories; other courses may be used as approved. A minimum of 16 credits are required at Drake to meet the pre-requisite requirements for MLS. Remaining professional electives are fulfilled by coursework completed at Mercy College. If admitted to Mercy College, required credit minimums in Biomedical Sciences and Health Sciences Professional Electives are waived.
Biomedical Sciences Electives: (min 3 credits)
Health Science Electives (min 6 credits)
*HSCI 100- 199
Business Electives: (no min credits)
Psychology Electives: (no min credits)
Leadership Electives: (no min credits)
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. 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. Students should review the student handbook for the complete professional elective policy and details specific to their degree program.
**If not admitted to the MLS program at Mercy College, all credit minimums for Drake Curriculum/General Electives and Professional Electives must be fulfilled. The senior capstone, HSCI 155, HSCI 156, HSCI 196 and HSCI 197, must also be completed at Drake to earn a Bachelor of Sciences in Health Sciences.
Experiential Program Notes:
Course Requirements for Accelerated Partner Program and International Internship 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 student will be required to complete HSCI 196 and 197 in consecutive fall and spring semesters. No other 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.
• 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.