Overview 

Students must complete the coursework listed on the Curriculum tab to earn the BSHS degree through the School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS).  Students should meet with an academic advisor in the Office of Student Services (OSS) to discuss any questions related to their degree requirements. 

Curriculum Requirements - General Track

Areas of Proficiency
Written Communication Skills
WRS 105First-Year Writing I3
WRS 106First-Year Writing II3
or WRS 107 First-Year Writing II: STEM
or ENG 106 Writing About Literature and Culture
Quantitative Skills
Calculus: MTH 141, MTH 161, or MTH 1714
Areas of Knowledge
Arts & Humanities9
People & Society9
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)*0
Computer Science
1 CSC or BTE course3
Statistics
HCS 202 or other approved statistics course3
Major
BIL 150
BIL 151
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
5
BIL 160
BIL 161
Evolution and Biodiversity
and Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory
5
BIL 250Genetics3
BIL 255Cellular and Molecular Biology3
BPH 306Principles of Nutrition3
HCS 212
HCS 213
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
4
HCS 215Principles of Systemic Physiology3
Major Elective**3
Choose one physics option below:10-11
College Physics:
College Physics I
and College Physics Laboratory I
College Physics II
and College Physics Laboratory II
University Physics for the Life Sciences:
University Physics I for the Sciences
and College Physics Laboratory I
University Physics II for the Sciences
and College Physics Laboratory II
University Physics:
University Physics I
University Physics II
and University Physics II Lab
University Physics III
and University Physics III Lab
Choose one chemistry option below:8-16
Chemistry for Life Sciences:
Chemistry for the Health Sciences I
and Chemistry for the Health Sciences I (Laboratory)
Chemistry for the Health Sciences II
and Chemistry for the Health Sciences II (Laboratory)
Chemistry for the Biosciences:***
Principles of Chemistry
and Chemistry Laboratory I
Introduction to Structure and Dynamics
and Chemical Dynamics Laboratory
Organic Reactions and Synthesis
and Organic Reactions and Synthesis Laboratory
Minor12-19
Advanced Writing and Communication Skills****
Electives*****27-11
Total Credit Hours120
*

The health science major may be used to fulfill this cognate area.

**

Students may fulfill this requirement by taking BMB 401 or any BIL, BPH, or HCS course for at least 3 credits at the 200 level or above (except for BPH 202, HCS 202, and NUR 202). 

***

CHM 222 and CHM 206 are recommended but not required for this track.

****

Students must take at least five designated writing-intensive courses to complete this requirement.

*****

The number of electives students take may vary due to differences in placement scores, transfer credits, course and cognate selections, etc.

Curriculum Requirements - Health Management and Policy Track

Areas of Proficiency
Written Communication Skills
WRS 105First-Year Writing I3
WRS 106First-Year Writing II3
or WRS 107 First-Year Writing II: STEM
or ENG 106 Writing About Literature and Culture
Quantitative Skills
Calculus: MTH 141, MTH 161, or MTH 1714
Areas of Knowledge
Arts& Humanities9
People & Society9
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)*0
Computer Science
1 CSC or BTE course3
Statistics
HCS 202Introductory Statistics in Health Care (or other approved statistics course)3
Major
BIL 150
BIL 151
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
5
BIL 160
BIL 161
Evolution and Biodiversity
and Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory
5
BIL 250Genetics3
BIL 255Cellular and Molecular Biology3
BPH 306Principles of Nutrition3
HCS 212
HCS 213
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
4
HCS 215Principles of Systemic Physiology3
HMP 270Introduction to Health Management and Policy3
HMP 320Health Care Demand and Supply3
or HMP 350 Production and Consumption of Health and Health Care
HMP 460Health Care Law and Ethics3
HMP Elective**3
Major Elective***3
Major Elective***3
Major Elective***3
Major Elective***3
Choose one physics option below:10-11
College Physics:
College Physics I
and College Physics Laboratory I
College Physics II
and College Physics Laboratory II
University Physics for the Life Sciences:
University Physics I for the Sciences
and College Physics Laboratory I
University Physics II for the Sciences
and College Physics Laboratory II
University Physics:
University Physics I
University Physics II
and University Physics II Lab
University Physics III
and University Physics III Lab
Choose one chemistry option below:8-16
Chemistry for Life Sciences:
Chemistry for the Health Sciences I
and Chemistry for the Health Sciences I (Laboratory)
Chemistry for the Health Sciences II
and Chemistry for the Health Sciences II (Laboratory)
Chemistry for the Biosciences:****
Principles of Chemistry
and Chemistry Laboratory I
Introduction to Structure and Dynamics
and Chemical Dynamics Laboratory
Organic Reactions and Synthesis
and Organic Reactions and Synthesis Laboratory
Minor*****0
Advanced Writing and Communication Skills******0
Electives*******18-9
Total Credit Hours120
*

The health science major may be used to fulfill this cognate area.

**

Students may fulfill this requirement by taking

***

Students may fulfill this requirement by taking BMB 401, or any or any BIL, BPH, or HCS course for at least 3 credits at the 200 level or above (except forBPH 202HCS 202, and NUR 202). 

****

CHM 222 and CHM 206 are recommended but not required for this track.

*****

Students who complete the Health Management and Policy Track automatically complete a minor in Health Management and Policy; no additional coursework is required to complete this requirement.

******

Students must take at least five designated writing-intensive courses to complete this requirement.

*******

The number of electives students take may vary due to differences in placement scores, transfer credits, course and cognate selections, etc.

Curriculum Requirements - Pre-Med Track

Areas of Proficiency
Written Communication Skills
WRS 105First-Year Writing I3
WRS 106First-Year Writing II3
or WRS 107 First-Year Writing II: STEM
or ENG 106 Writing About Literature and Culture
Quantitative Skills
Calculus: MTH 141, MTH 161, or MTH 1714
Areas of Knowledge
Arts & Humanities9
People & Society9
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)*0
Computer Science
1 CSC or BTE course3
Statistics
HCS 202 or other approved statistics course3
Major
BIL 150
BIL 151
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
5
BIL 160
BIL 161
Evolution and Biodiversity
and Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory
5
BIL 250Genetics3
BIL 255Cellular and Molecular Biology3
BMB 401Biochemistry for the Biomedical Sciences4
BPH 206Introduction to Public Health3
BPH 208Introductory Epidemiology3
BPH 306Principles of Nutrition3
HCS 212
HCS 213
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
4
HCS 215Principles of Systemic Physiology3
Complete 6 graded credits of ENG/WRS coursework**0
Choose one physics option below:10-11
College Physics:
College Physics I
and College Physics Laboratory I
College Physics II
and College Physics Laboratory II
University Physics for the Life Sciences:
University Physics I for the Sciences
and College Physics Laboratory I
University Physics II for the Sciences
and College Physics Laboratory II
University Physics:
University Physics I
University Physics II
and University Physics II Lab
University Physics III
and University Physics III Lab
Chemistry for the Biosciences:16
Principles of Chemistry
and Chemistry Laboratory I
Introduction to Structure and Dynamics
and Chemical Dynamics Laboratory
Organic Reactions and Synthesis
and Organic Reactions and Synthesis Laboratory
Minor0
Advanced Writing and Communication Skills***0
Electives****25-24
Total Credit Hours121
*

The health science major may be used to fulfill this cognate area.

**

Six graded credits of WRS/ENG courses (6 credits).  Creative writing courses cannot count.  WRS 105 and WRS 106/WRS 107/ENG 106 may count if a grade was received.

***

Students must take at least five designated writing-intensive courses to complete this requirement.

****

The number of electives students take may vary due to differences in placement scores, transfer credits, course and cognate selections, etc.

Curriculum Requirements - Pre-Occupational Therapy Track

Areas of Proficiency
English Composition
WRS 105First-Year Writing I3
WRS 106First-Year Writing II3
or WRS 107 First-Year Writing II: STEM
or ENG 106 Writing About Literature and Culture
Mathematics & Computer Science
Calculus: MTH 141, MTH 161, or MTH 1714
Computer Science: 1 CSC or BTE course3
Statistics: HCS 202 or other approved statistics course3
Areas of Knowledge
Arts & Humanities9
People & Society9
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)*0
Major
BIL 150
BIL 151
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
5
BIL 160
BIL 161
Evolution and Biodiversity
and Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory
5
BIL 250Genetics3
BIL 255Cellular and Molecular Biology3
BPH 206Introduction to Public Health3
BPH 208Introductory Epidemiology3
BPH 306Principles of Nutrition3
BPH 317Theories in Growth and Development3
or PSY 230 Child and Adolescent Development
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 240Psychopathology3
HCS 212
HCS 213
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
4
HCS 215
HCS 216
Principles of Systemic Physiology
and Principles of Systemic Physiology Laboratory
4
KIN 230Medical Terminology and Documentation1
or HCS 217 Medical Terminology
Choose one physics option below:10-11
College Physics:
College Physics I
and College Physics Laboratory I
College Physics II
and College Physics Laboratory II
University Physics for the Life Sciences:
University Physics I for the Sciences
and College Physics Laboratory I
University Physics II for the Sciences
and College Physics Laboratory II
University Physics:
University Physics I
University Physics II
and University Physics II Lab
University Physics III
and University Physics III Lab
Choose one chemistry option below:8-16
Chemistry for Life Sciences:
Chemistry for the Health Sciences I
and Chemistry for the Health Sciences I (Laboratory)
Chemistry for the Health Sciences II
and Chemistry for the Health Sciences II (Laboratory)
Chemistry for the Biosciences:
Principles of Chemistry
and Chemistry Laboratory I
Introduction to Structure and Dynamics
and Chemical Dynamics Laboratory
Organic Reactions and Synthesis
and Organic Reactions and Synthesis Laboratory
Minor12-19
Advanced Writing and Communication Skills***0
Electives****13-0
Total Credit Hours120-123
*

The health science major may be used to fulfill this cognate area.  

**

CHM 222 and CHM 206 are recommended but not required for this track.

***

Students must take at least five designated writing-intensive courses to complete this requirement.

****

The number of electives students take may vary due to differences in placement scores, transfer credits, course and cognate selections, etc.  

Curriculum Requirements - Pre-Pharmacy Track

Areas of Proficiency
Written Communication Skills
WRS 105First-Year Writing I3
WRS 106First-Year Writing II3
or WRS 107 First-Year Writing II: STEM
or ENG 106 Writing About Literature and Culture
Mathematics & Computer Science
Calculus: MTH 141, MTH 161, or MTH 1714
Computer Science: 1 CSC or BTE course3
Statistics: HCS 202 or other approved statistics course3
Areas of Knowledge
Arts & Humanities9
People & Society9
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)*0
Major
BIL 150
BIL 151
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
5
BIL 160
BIL 161
Evolution and Biodiversity
and Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory
5
BIL 250Genetics3
BIL 255Cellular and Molecular Biology3
BMB 401Biochemistry for the Biomedical Sciences4
BPH 306Principles of Nutrition3
COS 211Public Speaking3
HCS 212
HCS 213
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
4
HCS 215
HCS 216
Principles of Systemic Physiology
and Principles of Systemic Physiology Laboratory
4
ECO 211Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 212Principles of Macroeconomics3
Major Elective**3
Microbiology:5
Introduction to Microbes and the Immune System
and Introduction to Microbes and the Immune System (Lab)
Choose one physics option below:10-11
College Physics:
College Physics I
and College Physics Laboratory I
College Physics II
and College Physics Laboratory II
University Physics for the Life Sciences:
University Physics I for the Sciences
and College Physics Laboratory I
University Physics II for the Sciences
and College Physics Laboratory II
University Physics:
University Physics I
University Physics II
and University Physics II Lab
University Physics III
and University Physics III Lab
Chemistry for the Biosciences:16
Principles of Chemistry
and Chemistry Laboratory I
Introduction to Structure and Dynamics
and Chemical Dynamics Laboratory
Organic Reactions and Synthesis
and Organic Reactions and Synthesis Laboratory
Minor0
Advanced Writing and Communication Skills***0
Electives****12-11
Total Credit Hours120
*

The health science major may be used to fulfill this cognate area.

**

Students may fulfill this requirement by taking any BIL, BPH, or HCS course for at least 3 credits at the 200 level or above (except for BPH 202HCS 202, and NUR 202).

***

Students must take at least five designated writing-intensive courses to complete this requirement.

****

The number of electives students take may vary due to differences in placement scores, transfer credits, course and cognate selections, etc.

Curriculum Requirements - Pre-Physical Therapy Track

Areas of Proficiency
English Composition
WRS 105First-Year Writing I3
WRS 106First-Year Writing II3
or WRS 107 First-Year Writing II: STEM
or ENG 106 Writing About Literature and Culture
Quantitative Skills
Calculus: MTH 141, MTH 161, or MTH 1714
Computer Science: 1 CSC or BTE course3
Statistics: HCS 202 or other approved statistics course3
Areas of Knowledge
Arts & Humanities9
People & Society9
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)*0
Major
BIL 150
BIL 151
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
5
BIL 160
BIL 161
Evolution and Biodiversity
and Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory
5
BIL 250Genetics3
BIL 255Cellular and Molecular Biology3
BPH 306Principles of Nutrition3
HCS 212
HCS 213
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
4
HCS 215
HCS 216
Principles of Systemic Physiology
and Principles of Systemic Physiology Laboratory (**)
4
PSY 230Child and Adolescent Development3
or PSY 240 Psychopathology
Major Elective***3
Choose one physics option below:10-11
College Physics:
College Physics I
and College Physics Laboratory I
College Physics II
and College Physics Laboratory II
University Physics for the Life Sciences:
University Physics I for the Sciences
and College Physics Laboratory I
University Physics II for the Sciences
and College Physics Laboratory II
University Physics:
University Physics I
University Physics II
and University Physics II Lab
University Physics III
and University Physics III Lab
Choose one chemistry option below:8-16
Chemistry for Life Sciences:
Chemistry for the Health Sciences I
and Chemistry for the Health Sciences I (Laboratory)
Chemistry for the Health Sciences II
and Chemistry for the Health Sciences II (Laboratory)
Chemistry for the Biosciences:****
Principles of Chemistry
and Chemistry Laboratory I
Introduction to Structure and Dynamics
and Chemical Dynamics Laboratory
Organic Reactions and Synthesis
and Organic Reactions and Synthesis Laboratory
Minor12-19
Advanced Writing and Communication Skills*****0
Electives******23-7
Total Credit Hours120
*

The health science major may be used to fulfill this cognate area.

**

HCS 216 is not required but it is highly recommended.

***

Students may fulfill this requirement by taking BMB 401 or any BIL, BPH, or HCS course for at least 3 credits at the 200 level or above (except for BPH 202, HCS 202, and NUR 202).

****

CHM 222 and CHM 206 are recommended but not required for this track.

*****

Students must take at least five designated writing-intensive courses to complete this requirement.

******

 The number of electives students take may vary due to differences in placement scores, transfer credits, course and cognate selections, etc.

These are only samples.  There are numerous ways students can create plans of study for the Bachelor of Science in Health Studies.  Students should feel empowered to use the information listed in the Academic Bulletin and the Student Handbook to take charge of their education, pursue their own academic interests, and create their own, unique plans of study.

The School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) recommends students create their own plan of study that accounts for their WRS and MTH placement scores and incorporates their major, minor, and cognate interests.  Once students draft their initial plan of study, they are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor in the Office of Student Services (OSS) to review their plan, address any questions or concerns, discuss areas for improvement, and brainstorm ways to integrate research experiences, study abroad opportunities, global initiatives, graduate school requirements, and career preparation experiences.

The sample plan of study listed below is based on the following WRS and MTH placement information and major, minor, and cognate selections:

  • Written Communication placement: WRS 105
  • MTH placement: MTH 107
  • Major(s): Health Science, General Track
  • Minor(s): Chemistry
  • Cognates
    • Art & Humanities: American Literature (RAU = English)
    • People & Society: Abnormal Psychology (RAU = Psychology)
    • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): Health Science major (RAU = Nursing & Health Studies)

Sample Plan of Study - General Track

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
BIL 150
BIL 151
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
5
WRS 105 First-Year Writing I 3
MTH 107 Precalculus Mathematics I 3
UMX 100 The University of Miami Experience 0
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
BIL 160
BIL 161
Evolution and Biodiversity
and Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory
5
WRS 106, 107,
First-Year Writing II
or First-Year Writing II: STEM
or Writing About Literature and Culture
3
MTH 108 Precalculus Mathematics II 3
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore Year
Fall
BIL 250 Genetics 3
CHM 121
CHM 113
Principles of Chemistry
and Chemistry Laboratory I
5
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
PSY 240 Psychopathology (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BIL 255 Cellular and Molecular Biology 3
CHM 221
CHM 205
Introduction to Structure and Dynamics
and Chemical Dynamics Laboratory
5
ENG 214 American Literature II (W; counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
HCS 202 Introductory Statistics in Health Care 3
 Credit Hours14
Junior Year
Fall
BPH 306 Principles of Nutrition 3
CHM 222
CHM 206
Organic Reactions and Synthesis
and Organic Reactions and Synthesis Laboratory
6
ENG 389 The Sixties: Literature, History, and Culture of the 1960s (W; counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
PHY 101
PHY 106
College Physics I
and College Physics Laboratory I
5
 Credit Hours17
Spring
PHY 102
PHY 108
College Physics II
and College Physics Laboratory II
5
PSY 260 Personality Psychology (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
Major Elective (*) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours14
Senior Year
Fall
ENG 260 African-American Literature (W; counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
HCS 212
HCS 213
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
4
Elective (W) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
PHI 115 Social and Ethical Issues in Computing 3
HCS 215 Principles of Systemic Physiology 3
Elective (W) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours122

(W) = Course is designated as writing-intensive

 (*) = Students may fulfill this requirement by taking BMB 401 or any BIL, BPH, or HCS course for at least 3 credits at the 200 level or above (except for BPH 202, HCS 202, and NUR 202)

Sample Plan of Study - Health Management and Policy Track

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
BIL 150
BIL 151
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
5
ECO 211 Principles of Microeconomics 3
HMP 270 Introduction to Health Management and Policy 3
WRS 105 First-Year Writing I 3
MTH 107 Precalculus Mathematics I 3
UMX 100 The University of Miami Experience 0
 Credit Hours17
Spring
BIL 160
BIL 161
Evolution and Biodiversity
and Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory
5
ECO 212 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
WRS 106, 107,
First-Year Writing II
or First-Year Writing II: STEM
or Writing About Literature and Culture
3
MTH 108 Precalculus Mathematics II 3
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore Year
Fall
BIL 250 Genetics 3
CHM 103
CHM 105
Chemistry for the Health Sciences I
and Chemistry for the Health Sciences I (Laboratory)
4
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
PSY 240 Psychopathology (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
Major Elective (*) 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
BIL 255 Cellular and Molecular Biology 3
CHM 104
CHM 106
Chemistry for the Health Sciences II
and Chemistry for the Health Sciences II (Laboratory)
4
ENG 214 American Literature II (W; counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
HCS 202 Introductory Statistics in Health Care 3
Major Elective (*) 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
Fall
BPH 306 Principles of Nutrition 3
ENG 389 The Sixties: Literature, History, and Culture of the 1960s (W; counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
INS 570 Globalization and Health 3
PHY 101
PHY 106
College Physics I
and College Physics Laboratory I
5
 Credit Hours14
Spring
PHY 102
PHY 108
College Physics II
and College Physics Laboratory II
5
PSY 260 Personality Psychology (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
Major Elective (*) 3
Elective (W) 3
 Credit Hours14
Senior Year
Fall
BSL 212 Introduction to Business Law and Ethics 3
ENG 260 African-American Literature (W; counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
HCS 212
HCS 213
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
4
HMP 320 Health Care Demand and Supply 3
Elective (W) 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
CSC 115 Python Programming for Everyone 3
HCS 215 Principles of Systemic Physiology 3
HMP 460 Health Care Law and Ethics 3
Major Elective (*) 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours123

(W) = Course is designated as writing-intensive

 (*) = Students may fulfill this requirement by taking BMB 401 or any BIL, BPH, or HCS course for at least 3 credits at the 200 level or above (except for BPH 202HCS 202, and NUR 202)

Sample Plan of Study - Pre-Med Track

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
BIL 150
BIL 151
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
5
BPH 206 Introduction to Public Health 3
MTH 107 Precalculus Mathematics I 3
WRS 105 First-Year Writing I 3
UMX 100 The University of Miami Experience 0
Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
BIL 160
BIL 161
Evolution and Biodiversity
and Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory
5
WRS 106, 107,
First-Year Writing II
or First-Year Writing II: STEM
or Writing About Literature and Culture
3
MTH 108 Precalculus Mathematics II 3
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore Year
Fall
BIL 250 Genetics 3
CHM 121
CHM 113
Principles of Chemistry
and Chemistry Laboratory I
5
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
PSY 240 Psychopathology (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BIL 255 Cellular and Molecular Biology 3
CHM 221
CHM 205
Introduction to Structure and Dynamics
and Chemical Dynamics Laboratory
5
ENG 214 American Literature II (W; counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
HCS 202 Introductory Statistics in Health Care 3
 Credit Hours14
Junior Year
Fall
BPH 306 Principles of Nutrition 3
CHM 222
CHM 206
Organic Reactions and Synthesis
and Organic Reactions and Synthesis Laboratory
6
ENG 389 The Sixties: Literature, History, and Culture of the 1960s (W; counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
PHY 101
PHY 106
College Physics I
and College Physics Laboratory I
5
 Credit Hours17
Spring
BMB 401 Biochemistry for the Biomedical Sciences 4
PHY 102
PHY 108
College Physics II
and College Physics Laboratory II
5
PSY 260 Personality Psychology (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
BPH 208 Introductory Epidemiology 3
ENG 260 African-American Literature (W; counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
HCS 212
HCS 213
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
4
Elective (W) 3
 Credit Hours13
Spring
CSC 115 Python Programming for Everyone 3
HCS 215 Principles of Systemic Physiology 3
Elective (W) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120

 (W) = Course is designated as writing-intensive

Sample Plan of Study - Pre-Occupational Therapy Track

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
BIL 150
BIL 151
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
5
BPH 206 Introduction to Public Health 3
WRS 105 First-Year Writing I 3
MTH 107 Precalculus Mathematics I 3
UMX 100 The University of Miami Experience 0
Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
BIL 160
BIL 161
Evolution and Biodiversity
and Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory
5
BPH 208 Introductory Epidemiology 3
MTH 108 Precalculus Mathematics II 3
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology 3
WRS 106, 107,
First-Year Writing II
or First-Year Writing II: STEM
or Writing About Literature and Culture
3
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore Year
Fall
BIL 250 Genetics 3
CHM 121
CHM 113
Principles of Chemistry
and Chemistry Laboratory I
5
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
PSY 240 Psychopathology 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BIL 255 Cellular and Molecular Biology 3
CHM 221
CHM 205
Introduction to Structure and Dynamics
and Chemical Dynamics Laboratory
5
ENG 214 American Literature II (W; counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
HCS 202 Introductory Statistics in Health Care 3
 Credit Hours14
Junior Year
Fall
BPH 306 Principles of Nutrition 3
CHM 222
CHM 206
Organic Reactions and Synthesis
and Organic Reactions and Synthesis Laboratory
6
ENG 389 The Sixties: Literature, History, and Culture of the 1960s (W; counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
PHY 101
PHY 106
College Physics I
and College Physics Laboratory I
5
 Credit Hours17
Spring
APY 202 Principles of Cultural Anthropology (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
BPH 317 Theories in Growth and Development 3
KIN 230 Medical Terminology and Documentation 1
PHY 102
PHY 108
College Physics II
and College Physics Laboratory II
5
 Credit Hours12
Senior Year
Fall
APY 413 Medical Anthropology (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
ENG 260 African-American Literature (W; counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
HCS 212
HCS 213
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
4
Elective (W) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
CSC 115 Python Programming for Everyone 3
HCS 215 Principles of Systemic Physiology 3
PSY 250 Cognitive Psychology (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
Elective (W) 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120

Sample Plan of Study - Pre-Pharmacy Track

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
BIL 150
BIL 151
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
5
MTH 107 Precalculus Mathematics I 3
WRS 105 First-Year Writing I 3
UMX 100 The University of Miami Experience 0
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
BIL 160
BIL 161
Evolution and Biodiversity
and Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory
5
WRS 106, 107,
First-Year Writing II
or First-Year Writing II: STEM
or Writing About Literature and Culture
3
MTH 108 Precalculus Mathematics II 3
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore Year
Fall
BIL 250 Genetics 3
CHM 121
CHM 113
Principles of Chemistry
and Chemistry Laboratory I
5
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
PSY 240 Psychopathology (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BIL 255 Cellular and Molecular Biology 3
CHM 221
CHM 205
Introduction to Structure and Dynamics
and Chemical Dynamics Laboratory
5
ENG 214 American Literature II (W; counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
HCS 202 Introductory Statistics in Health Care 3
 Credit Hours14
Junior Year
Fall
BPH 306 Principles of Nutrition 3
CHM 222
CHM 206
Organic Reactions and Synthesis
and Organic Reactions and Synthesis Laboratory
6
ENG 389 The Sixties: Literature, History, and Culture of the 1960s (W; counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
PHY 101
PHY 106
College Physics I
and College Physics Laboratory I
5
 Credit Hours17
Spring
PHY 102
PHY 108
College Physics II
and College Physics Laboratory II
5
PSY 260 Personality Psychology (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
Major Elective (*) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours14
Senior Year
Fall
ENG 260 African-American Literature (W; counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
HCS 212
HCS 213
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
4
Elective (W) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
PHI 115 Social and Ethical Issues in Computing 3
HCS 215 Principles of Systemic Physiology 3
Elective (W) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours122

Plan of Study - Pre-Physical Therapy Track

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
BIL 150
BIL 151
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
5
WRS 105 First-Year Writing I 3
MTH 107 Precalculus Mathematics I 3
UMX 100 The University of Miami Experience 0
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
BIL 160
BIL 161
Evolution and Biodiversity
and Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory
5
WRS 106, 107,
First-Year Writing II
or First-Year Writing II: STEM
or Writing About Literature and Culture
3
MTH 108 Precalculus Mathematics II 3
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore Year
Fall
BIL 250 Genetics 3
CHM 121
CHM 113
Principles of Chemistry
and Chemistry Laboratory I
5
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
PSY 240 Psychopathology 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BIL 255 Cellular and Molecular Biology 3
CHM 221
CHM 205
Introduction to Structure and Dynamics
and Chemical Dynamics Laboratory
5
ENG 214 American Literature II (W; counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
HCS 202 Introductory Statistics in Health Care 3
 Credit Hours14
Junior Year
Fall
BPH 306 Principles of Nutrition 3
CHM 222
CHM 206
Organic Reactions and Synthesis
and Organic Reactions and Synthesis Laboratory
6
ENG 389 The Sixties: Literature, History, and Culture of the 1960s (W; counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
PHY 101
PHY 106
College Physics I
and College Physics Laboratory I
5
 Credit Hours17
Spring
APY 202 Principles of Cultural Anthropology (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
PHY 102
PHY 108
College Physics II
and College Physics Laboratory II
5
Major Elective (*) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours14
Senior Year
Fall
APY 413 Medical Anthropology (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
ENG 260 African-American Literature (W; counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
HCS 212
HCS 213
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
4
Elective (W) 3
 Credit Hours13
Spring
CSC 115 Python Programming for Everyone 3
HCS 215
HCS 216
Principles of Systemic Physiology
and Principles of Systemic Physiology Laboratory (**)
4
PSY 250 Cognitive Psychology (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
Elective (W) 3
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours120
W

Course is designated as writing-intensive

*

Students may fulfill this requirement by taking BMB 401 or any BIL, BPH, or HCS course for at least 3 credits at the 200 level or above (except for BPH 202HCS 202, and NUR 202.

**

HCS 216 is highly recommended but not required.

Mission

The Mission of the School of Nursing and Health Studies is to educate students and support faculty committed to excellence in the art and science of nursing and health studies through creating and disseminating health knowledge and developing culturally competent leaders to provide safe service to our community, the nation and the world. The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies offers courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Health Science. Baccalaureate education provides the foundation for further education in specialized health professional fields. Pre-professional tracks include Pre- physical therapy, Pre-pharmacy, Pre-medicine, Pre-occupational therapy, Health Management and Policy, and Health Science General.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of the structure and function of the human anatomy.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of statistical analyses.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge related to nutrition in human health and well-being.