BS in Interdisciplinary Health Services
The major in Interdisciplinary Health Services (IHS) at Queens University of Charlotte is an innovative program designed to prepare students for non-clinical careers in health education and promotion, health services management, and health-related research. Students receive preparation for an extensive range of health care positions in a variety of settings, including public, private, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.
Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the Queens IHS major, this unique program provides a comprehensive foundation in sciences, public health, the health care system, health issues, sociocultural influences on health promotion, health behavior and management, nutrition, mental health, epidemiology, legal and ethical issues. This distinctive major provides students with the flexibility to design an individual program of study based upon interests and career goals, and, to complete the prerequisites needed for advanced study in medical and health-related fields.
IHS graduates may seek employment in health care organizations, health insurance, marketing and public relations, pharmaceuticals, health communication and media, community healthcare organizations, worksite wellness, research facilities, policy and government, state and county health departments, physician offices and clinics, healthcare recruiting, disability claim management, and healthcare advocacy.
Many IHS graduates continue to clinical or graduate school to study health-associated fields such as occupational therapy, speech therapy, physician assistant, pharmacy, public health, business administration and communication.
Requirements (51-55 hours):
High School Chemistry OR CHEM 101 - General Chemistry & CHEM 101L - General Chemistry 1 Lab (4 hrs. total)
PHYS 101 General Physics (4 hrs.)
MATH 106 Intro Statistics (3 hrs.)
BIOL 120 Microbiology for Health Professions (4 hrs.)
PSYC 201 General Psychology (3 hrs.)
BIOL 213 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4 hrs.)
BIOL 214 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4 hrs.)
HSS 101 Intro to Human Service Studies (3 hrs.)
HLTH 200 Intro to Public Health (3 hrs.)
*HLTH 300 Intro to Epidemiology (3 hrs)
HLTH 328 Structure & Function US Healthcare (3 hrs.)
HLTH 489 Independent Study in Interdisciplinary Health Services (1-6 hrs.)
KINS 346 Fitness Training Principles & Applications (3 hrs.)
NURS 205 Nutrition (3 hrs.)
PSYC 320 Developmental Psychology (3 hrs.)
INTE 297, 498, & 499 - Interdisciplinary Health Services Internship (6 hrs. total - Hayworth students enroll in 6 hours of INTE 496 instead of INTE 297, 498, and 499)
* This course meets the writing intensive course requirement.
Students are encouraged to complete a minor in one of the following: Human Service Studies, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Psychology I or II, Sociology, or Business Administration
Additional electives should be carefully selected so the student has met the university's minimum requirement of 36 credit hours at the 300-400 level.
Students wishing to pursue advanced studies must take in consideration the admission requirements of those degree granting universities. Students have the opportunity to tailor their course work to assist in satisfying admission requirements.
Suggested minors: Human Service Studies, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Psychology I or II, Sociology, or Business Administration
Traditional Undergraduate Program, and the Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program. Prospective students should apply to the program whose curriculum and services best meets their needs.
- The Traditional Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the 18-22 year old student. Most traditional undergraduates live in residence halls and are enrolled full-time. A full range of student life activities and student services are available to students in this program, including the Core Program in the Liberal Arts, the John Belk International Program and the Honors Program.
- The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the adult learner. Most Hayworth undergraduates are employed full-time and enrolled part-time. The Hayworth School also admits those persons wishing to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree candidate. The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies realizes the demands that adult students face and assists with study plans, individual student advising and programs designed with flexibility to meet the specific needs of the adult learner. Classes meeting Hayworth degree requirements and several majors and minors are scheduled in the evenings for the convenience of students employed during the day.