Health Sciences Major Curriculum (Fall 2018 and Beyond)

Curriculum information for all students enrolled at the university Fall 2018 or later.

For more detailed course descriptions, prerequisite information, and sample schedules, visit the Health Sciences section of the JMU Undergraduate Catalog

If you need advising assistance with the health sciences major, schedule a meeting with academic adviser, Ms. Laura Blosser.

Choose one of the following THREE options for Chemistry Credits
CHEM 120. Concepts of Chemistry 3
CHEM 131. General Chemistry I -and-
CHEM 131L. General Chemistry Laboratory
3
1
CHEM 132. General Chemistry II -and-
CHEM 132L. General Chemistry Laboratory
3
1
Other Required Courses for the Health Sciences Major Credits
MATH 220. Elementary Statistics 3
HTH 100. Personal Wellness 3
HTH 150. Introduction to Health Sciences 2
HTH 210. Medical Terminology 3
HTH 231. Population Health Determinants 3
HTH 245. Foundations of Infectious Disease 3
HTH 255. Chronic Disease and Disabilities 3
HTH 320. Statistical Methods for Health Science Research 3
HTH 351. Health Behavior Change 3
HTH 354. U.S. and Global Health Care Systems 3
HTH 408. Health Research Methods 3
HTH 423. Ethics and Critical Thinking in Health 3
HTH 450. Epidemiology 3
Select 8 Credits from the Following Courses  
BIO 270. Human Physiology 4
BIO 280. Allied Health Microbiology 4
BIO 290. Human Anatomy 4
Select 16 Credits from the Following Courses  
BIO 140. Foundations of Biology I 4
BIO 150. Foundations of Biology II 4
BIO 240. Genetics 4
BIO 280. Allied Health Microbiology 1 4
BIO 324. Human Genetics 3
BIO 370. Animal Physiology 4
CHEM 241. Organic Chemistry I -and-
CHEM 241L. Concepts of Organic Chemistry Laboratory
3
1
CHEM 242. Organic Chemistry II -and-
CHEM 242L. Organic Chemistry Laboratory
3
2
CHEM 260. Concepts of Biochemistry 3
HTH 441. Biomechanics for the Healthcare Professional 3
NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness 3
PHYS 140. College Physics I -and-
PHYS 140L. General Physics Laboratory
3
1
PHYS 150. College Physics II -and-
PHYS 150L. General Physics Laboratory
3
1
PSYC 101. General Psychology 3
PSYC 160. Life Span Human Development 3
PSYC 250. Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 2 3
  Total: 65-70 Credit Hours

Footnotes:

1 Will not count for the 16 credits in this category unless also taking BIO 270 and BIO 290.

2 Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy or Pre-Physician Assistant students only.