College of Health Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
The College of Health Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) degree program with a variety of specialties. The goal of the program is to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills needed for management, regulatory or enforcement, and education careers in various health fields. The program is also designed to provide students with basic research skills to use and evaluate data upon which health care managers and educators base decisions. Students will also develop awareness of legal and ethical issues in the health field. For students interested in health education, this undergraduate program prepares them to plan, implement, and evaluate programs for health and human services such as those offered by health departments, voluntary health agencies, clinics, hospitals, and businesses and health care industries. For students interested in health care management the program provides health care professionals with an opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills in the principal functions of management within a health care setting.
Students will help develop analytical and problem-solving skills required of professionals in the health care system. Students will also learn to recognize and appreciate the economic, political and social environment in which health care functions. Students who pursue a degree goal in the environmental health science concentration will be able to work in entry-level positions for local and state health departments working to ensure the safety of populations from hazards that occur through air, water, and soil. The courses in this concentration prepare our students to work in a variety of settings, including prevention of environmental hazards and regulation of laws that are in place to protect the environment.
College of Health Sciences Catalog
Note: A detailed list of all Program and Concentration courses and their descriptions is available in Trident University International’s catalog at http://www.trident.edu/catalog-handbook
The College of Health Sciences offers the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) degree with a variety of options within three concentrations: Environmental Health Science, Health Care Management, or Health Educator.
Professional Degree Completion options are designed for licensed and/or certified health care professionals who have graduated from an accredited associate degree program or a recognized certificate program and wish to acquire a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) degree.
Total BSHS Degree Credit Hour Requirement:
- 124 semester credit hours for the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) degree
- 128 semester credit hours for the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) degree with a Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management
BSHS Concentrations and Options:
- Environmental Health Science: 7 core courses (28 credits) + 5 concentration courses (20 credits) + 3 elective courses*(12 credits).
- Environmental Health Science with Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management: 7 core courses (28 credits) + 5 concentration courses (20 credits) + 4 elective courses * (16 credits).
- Health Care Management: 7 core courses (28 credits) + 5 concentration courses (20 credits) + 3 elective courses* (12 credits).
- Health Care Management with Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management: 7 core courses (28 credits) + 5 concentration courses (20 credits) + 4 elective courses* (16 credits).
- Health Educator: 7 core courses (28 credits) + 5 concentration courses (20 credits) + 3 elective courses* (12 credits).
- Health Educator with Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management: 7 core courses (28 credits) + 5 concentration courses (20 credits) + 4 elective courses* (16 credits).
- Professional Degree Completion: Health Science: 11 core courses* (44 credits).
- Professional Degree Completion: Health Care Management – Independent Duty Corpsmen (IDC): 4 core courses (16 credits) + 4 concentration courses (16 credits) + 3 elective courses* (12 credits).
- Professional Degree Completion: Health Care Management – Preventive Medicine Technician (PMT): 4 core courses (16 credits) + 4 concentration courses (16 credits) + 3 elective courses* (12 credits).
- Professional Degree Completion: Environmental Health Science – Preventive Medicine Technician (PMT): 6 core courses (24 credits) + 5 concentration courses* (20 credits).
* Number of elective courses may vary based on the total number of credit hours transferred
Gainful Employment Disclosure
Trident University offers high quality degree programs designed to impart the skills and knowledge required to compete in today’s marketplace for high demand careers. While our mission is to prepare students effectively to pursue career and professional development in their respective fields, finding gainful employment is the individual responsibility of the student. We do not imply or guarantee that students will find employment or be placed in any particular job as a result of completing an educational program. In order to help students make informed decisions about academic choices, Trident University provides the following gainful employment information for all of its program offerings.
Program Name and Length
|Program Name:||Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences|
|Program Length in Months:||48|
|Total Tuition and Required Fees
For the entire program completed in normal time
|Total Estimated Costs for Books and Supplies||$161|
|The estimated lab cost for the BSHS program is $161.|
|Total Annual Room and Board
Charges for living on campus
|URL for Program Cost Information: http://www.trident.edu/tuition-fees/|
Debt at Program Completion July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012
|Number of Students Completing the Program
Graduated between 07/2011 - 06/2012
|Students Completed with Student Loan Debt
Of the completers reported above
|The Median Cumulative Debt for Each of the Following
For all students (both borrowers and non-borrowers)
Federal Student Loan Debt:
Private Loan Debt:
Institutional Financing Plan Debt:
|Note: The majority of graduates in this program did not carry a debt balance at the time of graduation, therefore median debt per graduate is $0.|
Program Completion in Normal Time July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012
|Normal Time in Months to Complete Program
As published in institution catalog
|Students Who Completed the Program Within the Normal Time
Of the total number of students completing the program
|Completion Rate Within Normal Time||94%|
21-1093Assistants, Social Service
21-1093Case Work Aides
21-1093Human Service Assistants
21-1093Human Services Workers
21-1094Community Health Workers
21-1094Lay Health Advocates
This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue a job in this field or related fields. Although career and professional development services are available to students and graduates, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student. We do not guarantee that any student will be placed in any particular job, or at all.
Bureau of Labor Statistic’s SOC Websites:
Job Placement Rate for Program Completers: Data Not Available
25-1081.00Education Teachers, Postsecondary
- High school diploma or its equivalent.
- A minimum GPA of 2.0 in High School.
- High school transcript is required if a student has less than 24 credits of post secondary education.
- A minimum GPA of 2.0 from prior post-secondary education.
- International students must provide proof of English proficiency (see Catalog section on English Proficiency for details).
- Students enrolling in an undergraduate program without an Associate’s degree or 60 earned college level credits from a regionally or nationally accredited institution will be required to enroll in TUX 101 (Trident University Experience course) in their first session.
- Professional Degree Completion options require an associate degree in a health related field of practice. Applicants who have completed AAS degrees, diplomas, certificate programs, or have been awarded credit for military service school(s) or MOS/rate held for more than one year in a health related field of practice may also qualify with proof of relevant certification or licensure.
Credits are considered for transfer from any regionally or nationally accredited college or university, as well as ACE, CLEP, DANTES, CAEL and Excelsior. Decisions on the transfer of credits are ultimately at the discretion of the College Deans or designees. TUI may also accept foreign credits for transfer with appropriate foreign credential evaluation by a recognized agency. Students may refer to www.naces.org to select an evaluation agency. Students are urged to review the specific policy statement applicable to each degree program regarding maximum transferable credits to the program and concentration, or both.
TUI has adopted the following conditions and procedures for transfer of credits:
- Students are required to provide official transcripts of ALL prior academic work without exception.
- Students in BSHS Professional Degree Completion are required to also provide a relevant license and/or certificate.
- Prior academic work will be articulated during the admission process.
- All courses, whether applied to a program or general elective in transfer, will be posted to the student’s permanent record.
- Transfer credits will not be included in the calculation of overall GPA.
- At the undergraduate level a student may transfer in academically transferable credit no matter the date of completion. Where the content of a course is deemed outdated or no longer equivalent or relevant by the College, the credits for that course will transfer as general elective credits only.
- Students may formally appeal transfer decisions to the Provost or designee. Appeals must be submitted in writing within 5 business days and must be accompanied by supporting documentation or evidence.