DRAKE UNIVERSITY
Programs of Study
Health Care Administration & Public Health Track


First Year
FALL
FYS First Year Seminar3 CR
BIO 012/LPre-professional Biology I & Lab (LIFE AOI)4 CR
ELEC ---Drake Curriculum/Gen Elec.3 CR
INTD 025Bulldog Foundations1 CR
PSY 001Intro Psychology4 CR
HSCI 020INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SCIENCES2 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

17
SPRING
ECON 002Microeconomics13 CR
ELEC ---Drake Curriculum/Gen Elec.6 CR
HSCI 021PROFESSIONALISM IN HEALTH CARE2 CR
MATH 028Business Calculus (QUANT AOI)3 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

14
Second Year
FALL
ACCT 041Accounting I3 CR
HSCI  141/LHuman Anatomy/Lab4 CR
HSCI 144Introduction to Public Health3 CR
ECON 010Macroeconomics3 CR
HSCI 025*Introduction to the US Health Care System3 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

16
SPRING
HSCI 106*Culture Care & Hlth Lit3(GLOB/CITZ AOI)3 CR
HSCI 125/LPhysiology & Lab24 CR
P-ELEC ---Professional Electives3 CR
ELEC ---Drake Curriculum/Gen Elec.3 CR
HSCI 060*Stats in Health Sciences4 (CRIT AOI)3 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

16
Third Year
FALL
HSCI 143Epidemiology 3 CR
FIN 095Finance3 CR
MGMT 110Organizational Behavior3 CR
HSCI 095*Medical Terminology1 CR
HSCI 172EVALUATING RESEARCH LIT (INFO AOI)3 CR
HSCI 055*Innovation & Leadership in Health Sciences3 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

16
SPRING
P-ELEC ---Professional Electives3 CR
HSCI 108Intro to US Health Care Policy3 CR
HSCI 105VALUES & ETHICS IN HEALTH SCIENCES (VE AOI)3 CR
MKTG 101Marketing Principles3 CR
IS 044Information Tools2 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

14
Fourth Year
FALL
HSCI 155GUIDED RESEARCH IN HEALTH SCIENCES I2 CR
ELEC ---Drake Curriculum/General Electives6 CR
P-ELEC ---Professional Electives6 CR
HSCI 196HEALTH SCIENCES INTERNSHIP I3 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

17
SPRING
HSCI 197HEALTH SCIENCES INTERNSHIP II3 CR
P-ELEC ---Professional Electives3 CR
ELEC ---Drake Curriculum/Gen Elec.6 CR
HSCI 156GUIDED RESEARCH IN HEALTH SCIENCES II2 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

14
Total Program Hours: 124

Program Notes:

Bolded courses must be taken in the designated semester, unless prior approval by the College is provided.

*Asterisked HSCI courses have multiple offerings each year; they should be taken within the designated year, but can be taken during an alternative semester.

1 = HSCI 102 – Health Economics can be substituted for requirement (course offered only in fall semester)
2 = BIO 129/L – Mammalian Physiology or PHAR 125 can be substituted for requirement (courses offered only in fall semester)
3 = HSCI 106 – Culture Care is requirement for HSCI degree, and may be completed in J-term or Spring, based on availability
4 = STAT 060 – Statistics for the Life Sciences can be substituted for requirement

Students may declare a Business Minor after successful completion of ACCT 041. NOTE: HSCI 102 does not apply to the Business Minor.

Drake Curriculum/General Electives (min 24 credits) Area of Inquiry (AOI) requirements not fulfilled by required courses – Artistic Experience AOI, Engaged Citizen AOI, Historical Foundations AOI (2 courses), Scientific Literacy - Physical Sciences AOI and Written Communication AOI. General electives refer to any non-required college level course.

Professional Electives (min 15 credits) Professional electives refer to the courses below; other courses may be used as approved.
Biomedical Science Electives
(no minimum)
*BIO 095-199
*CHEM 097-199
*NSCI 001-199
*PHY 001-199
Health Science Electives
(min 3 credits)
*PHAR 100-199
*HSCI 100-199
*EDUC 172
*SPAN 154
Business Electives
(min 3 credits)
*ACCT 042-199
*BLAW 060-199
*ECON 011-199
*FIN 096-199
*INS 051-199
*MGMT 111-199
*MKTG 102-199
*BUS 005-199

Psychology Electives
(no minimum)
*PSY 002-199
*SCSS 081

Leadership Electives
(no minimum)
*LEAD 050-199

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.