College of Arts & Sciences

Interdisciplinary Health Services

Curriculum

Requirements for the Interdisciplinary Health Services Major

Due to the implementation of the new General Education Program, there are currently two programs of study for the Interdisciplinary Health Services major:

GER requirements (Students who entered at SJU prior to Fall 2010)
GEP requirements (Class of 2014 & Transfer Students)

Minor in Interdisciplinary Health Services
Minor in Autism Studies
College of Professional and Liberal Studies Certificate in Autism Studies



For students who entered SJU before the fall of 2010 & transfer students who entered under the GER)

GER Common Courses (See Curricula): six courses

GER University Distribution (See Curricula): fourteen courses, including:

Mathematics:
MAT 107 Topics in Contemporary Mathematics
MAT 118 Introduction to Statistics
or higher (Note: Some upper-level chemistry and physics courses require calculus)
Natural Science:
CHM 120-125 General Chemistry I & II
CHM 120L-125L General Chemistry Laboratory I & II
Philosophy:
PHL 250 Philosophy of Death
 or
PHL 322 Philosophy of Science

GER Electives: any eight courses

Major Concentration:
IHS Core Requirements: 5 courses
IHS 101 Psychosocial Aspects of Health, Illness, and Disability
IHS 211 The Health Care System and Its Responsibilities
IHS 323 Health and Society
IHS 331 Statistics and Research Methodology
IHS 495 Senior Seminar in Health Services
Area Studies: 5 courses (at least 2 courses must be from the Health Services Courses group)
Health Services Courses:
IHS 150 Global Health Care
IHS 216 Alcohol, Drugs, and Society
IHS 217 Mental Health and Society
IHS 243 Helping and Healing: Ethics, Community, and Personal Transformation
IHS 244 Health Care Administration
IHS 248 Health and the School-aged Child
IHS 252 Health Care Policy
IHS 253 Nutrition: Health and Disease
IHS 255 Human Sexuality and Disease
IHS 256 HIV/AIDS: Sexuality, Money, Politics, Research, Public Health, and Ethics
IHS 263 Theories of Addiction and Addictive Behavior
IHS 270 Violence and Aggression: Deconstructing Youth Violence
IHS 315 The Culture of Addiction Study Tour
IHS 325 Theories of Disease Prevention and Management
IHS 345 Seeking a Better Death: Hospice Care
IHS 349 Managed Health Care
IHS 354 Diversity Leadership in Health Care
IHS 359 Planning and Evaluating Public Health Promotion Programs
IHS 368 Just Healthcare in Developing Nations
IHS 411 Alternative Medicine and Non-traditional Therapies
IHS 458/458L Epidemiology
IHS 465 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
IHS 466 Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Treatment
IHS 467 Social Skills Development in Autism
IHS 468 Resources and Advocacy for Autism
IHS 469 Adult and Transition Services in Autism
IHS 470 Seminar in Autism Spectrum Disorders (restricted to PLS students
IHS 490 Internship in Interdisciplinary Health Services
IHS 491 Internship in Autism Studies
IHS 493-494 Independent Health Services Research
Social Sciences Courses (a social science may only count towards either the GER or area studies, not both):
PSY 122 Abnormal Psychology for non-majors
PSY 223 Health Psychology
PSY 222 Neuropsychology
PSY 224 Drugs, Brain, and Human Behavior
SOC 217 Mental Health & Society
Natural Sciences Courses:
BIO 201 Organismic Biology
BIO 260 Anatomy & Physiology for Nursing/ Allied Health I
BIO 261 Anatomy & Physiology for Nursing/ Allied Health II
BIO 404 Biochemistry
BIO 406 Comparative Anatomy
BIO 408 Histology
BIO 416 Microbiology
BIO 417 Systemic Physiology
CHM 210/210L Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory
CHM 215/215L Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory
Economics Courses:
ECON 390 Economics of Health Care
Additional Natural Science Requirements: two courses
BIO 101/101L Biology I: Cells
BIO 102/102L Biology II: Genetics

Note: Students planning graduate study in health and medicine are strongly encouraged to minor in biology or chemistry.



For the Class of 2014 & Transfer students who entered under the GEP:

GEP Signature Courses (See Curricula): six courses

GEP Variable Courses (See Curricula): six to nine courses

GEP Overlays (See Curricula): three courses

GEP Integrative Learning Component: three courses

Chemistry:
CHM 120/120L General Chemistry I with Laboratory
Biology:
BIO 101/101L Biology 1:Cells with Laboratory
Mathematics:
MAT 118 Introduction to Statistics of higher (Note: Some upper-level chemistry and physics courses require calculus)

GEP Electives: eleven courses

Major Concentration: eleven courses including

IHS Core Requirements: 6 courses
IHS 110 Psychosocial Aspects of Health, Illness, and Disability
IHS 211 The Health Care System and Its Responsibilities
IHS 323 Health and Society
IHS 331 Statistics and Research Methodology
IHS 495 Senior Capstone in Health Services
BIO 102/102L Biology II: Genetics with Laboratory
Area Studies: five courses (at least 2 courses must be from the Health Services Courses group)
Health Services Courses:
IHS 150 Global Health Care
IHS 216 Alcohol, Drugs, and Society
IHS 217 Mental Health and Society
IHS 243 Helping and Healing: Ethics, Community, and Personal Transformation
IHS 244 Health Care Administration
IHS 248 Health and the School-aged Child
IHS 252 Health Care Policy
IHS 253 Nutrition: Health and Disease
IHS 255 Human Sexuality and Disease
IHS 256 HIV/AIDS: Sexuality, Money, Politics, Research, Public Health, and Ethics
IHS 263 Theories of Addiction and Addictive Behavior
IHS 270 Violence and Aggression: Deconstructing Youth Violence
IHS 315 The Culture of Addiction Study Tour
IHS 325 Theories of Disease Prevention and Management
IHS 345 Seeking a Better Death: Hospice Care
IHS 349 Managed Health Care
IHS 354 Diversity Leadership in Health Care
IHS 357 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
IHS 359 Planning and Evaluating Public Health Promotion Programs
IHS 368 Just Healthcare in Developing Nations
IHS 411 Alternative Medicine and Non-traditional Therapies
IHS 458/458L Epidemiology
IHS 465 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
IHS 466 Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Treatment
IHS 467 Social Skills Development in Autism
IHS 468 Resources and Advocacy for Autism
IHS 469 Adult and Transition Services in Autism
IHS 470 Seminar in Autism Spectrum Disorders (restricted to PLS students
IHS 490 Internship in Interdisciplinary Health Services
IHS 491 Internship in Autism Studies
IHS 493-494 Independent Health Services Research
Social Sciences Courses (a social science may only count towards either the GER or area studies, not both):
PSY 100 Introductory Psychology PSY 122 Abnormal Psychology for non-majors
PSY 223 Health Psychology
PSY 222 Neuropsychology
PSY 224 Drugs, Brain, and Human Behavior
SOC 217 Mental Health & Society
Natural Sciences Courses:
BIO 201 Organismic Biology
BIO 260 Anatomy & Physiology for Nursing/ Allied Health I
BIO 261 Anatomy & Physiology for Nursing/ Allied Health II
BIO 404 Biochemistry
BIO 406 Comparative Anatomy
BIO 408 Histology
BIO 416 Microbiology
BIO 417 Systemic Physiology
Economics Courses:
ECON 390 Economics of Health Care
Note: Students planning graduate study in health and medicine are strongly encouraged to minor in biology or chemistry.


MINOR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY HEALTH SERVICES

Students may minor in Interdisciplinary Health Services by taking 4 core IHS courses* and any two IHS elective courses.
Core courses for IHS minor:
IHS 101 Psychosocial Aspects of Health, Illness, and Disability
IHS 211 The Health Care System and Its Responsibilities
IHS 323 Health and Society
IHS 331 Statistics and Research Methodology*

*Depending upon the student's major, this course may be waived if he/she has completed an equivalent research methods and/or statistics class in another social science department. In this case, the student will take 3 IHS electives.


MINOR IN AUTISM STUDIES

Core Courses; 3 Required:
IHS 465: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
IHS 466: Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Treatment: IHS 465 is strongly recommended prior to or concurrently with this course
IHS 467: Social Skills Development in Autism: IHS 465 is strongly recommended prior to or concurrently with this course
Elective Courses – Choose 3 from the following: Some courses require prerequisites. Please check the department listings for prerequisite requirements.
IHS 468: Resources and Advocacy for Autism IHS 465 is strongly recommended prior to or concurrently with this course
IHS 490: Internship in Autism Studies IHS 465 is strongly recommended prior to or concurrently with this course
IHS 110: Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness & Disability
IHS 248: Health and the School-aged Child
PSY 120: Lifespan Development
PSY 121: Child Development
PSY 122: Abnormal Psychology for Non-Majors (or PSYCH majors course)
PSY 201: Biological Basis of Behavior
PSY 222: Neuropsychology
PSY 226: Psychology of Emotion
PSY 237: Abnormal Child Psychology
EDU 155/156: Foundations in Early Childhood Education
EDU 241/244: Social Motor Development
SPE 150/151: Introduction to Special Education
SPE 330/331: Teaching in Inclusive Environments
SPE 340/341: Educating Students with Low Incidence Disabilities
SPE 480: Family, School and Community in a Diverse Society