The plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Health Science (BS) with Pre-Medical Sciences concentration

FALL - Semester 1

INDV 101: Truman Week
MATH 156: College Algebra
CHEM 129 or ^BIOL 107 (Life Science Mode)
HLTH 255: Intro to Community & Public Health
OR HLTH 270: Health Systems and Consumers
HLTH 195/198: Lifetime Health & Fitness (Personal well-being)
HLTH 196/198L: Lifetime Physical Activity (Personal well-being)

SPRING - Semester 2

MATH 157: Plane Trigonometry
^CHEM 130: Chemical Principles I w/Lab (Physical Science Mode)
ENG 190: Writing as Critical Thinking
HLTH 255: Intro to Community & Public Health
OR HLTH 270 Health Systems and Consumers


FALL - Semester 3

CHEM 131: Chemical Principles II w/Lab
HLTH 290: Principles of Health Ed & Health Science
STAT 190: Basic Statistics
BIOL 107: Intro Biology I or BIOL 304: Microbiology
POL 101 Constitutional Government
OR HIST 298: American Institutional History

SPRING - Semester 4

CHEM 329: Organic Chemistry I
^HLTH 349: W/E Research Methods in Health Science
*COMM 170: Public Speaking
BIOL 108: Intro Biology II

FALL - Semester 5

CHEM 331: Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 333: Organic Chemistry Lab
PHYS 185: College Physics I
HLTH 325: Health Management & Policy
^Junior Interdisciplinary Seminar (JINS) W/E/Intercultural

SPRING - Semester 6

PHYS 186: College Physics II
HLTH 366: Program Planning & Assessment
^PSYC 166: General Psychology (Social Scientific Mode)
CHEM 335: Biochemistry I
HLTH 350: Public Health Practicum

Take MCAT, OAT, or DAT (and review course, if desired)

FALL - Semester 7

BIOL 365/365L: Human Anatomy or BIOL 325: Human Physiology
^HLTH 410: W/E Health Communication Methods

Register for CHES Exam (Senior Test)

SPRING - Semester 8

HLTH 440 Program Implement & Evaluation
Other BS Requirement Course
HLTH 400 CHES Exam Review

Take CHES Exam in April (Senior Test)

^NOTES:  All students must complete 6 of the 8 Modes of Inquiry; Health Science Pre-Medical Science students are specifically required to complete BIOL 107 (Life Science Mode) and PSYC 166 (Social Scientific Mode) to fulfill Required Support, as well as CHEM 130 (Physical Science Mode).  The Writing Enhanced (WE) course requirements are met by completing HLTH 366,  HLTH 410 and JINS 3XX.  It is recommended students select a Mode of Inquiry or JINS course that meets the Intercultural Perspectives requirement.

*COMM 170 test-out procedure is available on the following website:  Students who earn varsity sport credit may use this credit in place of HLTH 196 or HLTH 198L (activity only).

 See course pre-requisites at the following link:  You are encouraged to use these materials in conjunction with the Truman Catalog and Degree Works (available on TruView) as a guide in planning your progress toward completion of degree requirements.  The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in the catalog.

Department chair: please contact Jonathan Vieker with any updates to the plan above.


This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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