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Major Requirements: Allied Health Sciences Major

The Allied Health Sciences major has a flexible plan of study designed to meet a wide range of academic interests and career goals. However, students pursuing this major should be proficient in math and science courses.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 credits to graduate. While advisors assist students in the selection of courses, it is the student's responsibility to ensure they meet all requirements for graduation consistent with their catalog year.

Coursework below is for the 2017-2018 catalog year. Please refer to the plan of study for requirements for prior catalog years as requirements may have changed.

Students are expected to refer to the Guide to Completing the AHS Plan of Study when completing major requirements.

Coursework for this major consists of the following:

I. University General Education Requirements

Students must meet the University General Education requirements. In some cases, general education courses may also meet general program and major requirements.

II. Concentration Requirements:* 

Course requirements vary by concentration. This coursework is typically completed by the end of the sophomore year in preparation for junior/senior level major coursework in the sciences and health. A delay in completing 1000-level science courses may delay graduation due to sequencing of courses (i.e. chemistry) and the fact that some courses are prerequisites to higher level science courses. In some cases, courses below may also meet general education and major requirements. While the number of courses taken and credit requirements vary by concentration and career goals, students typically complete between 38-42 credits.

* Please note that while the plan is flexible to allow for variability in course selection, some graduate programs will require specific admission coursework that may alter a student's selection options. Therefore, students may be restricted within their plan to specific courses. Students are advised to consult with their faculty advisor when deciding on course options.

 

Standard Plan (no concentration) Public Health and Health Promotion
AH 1100 AH 1100
BIOL 1107 BIOL 1107
CHEM 1122 or 1124Q or 1127Q CHEM 1122 or 1124Q or 1127Q
CHEM 1125Q or 1128Q or PHYS 1010Q CHEM 1125Q or 1128Q or PHYS 1010Q
COMM 1000 or 1100 COMM 1000 or 1100
MATH 1060Q or higher MATH 1060Q or higher
NUSC 1165 NUSC 1165
PHIL 1000-level PHIL 1000-level
PSYC 1100 PSYC 1100
PSYC 1101 or 1103 PSYC 1101 or 1103
PSYC 2300 PSYC 2300
PSYC 2400 PSYC 2400
Science Elective (1000 or higher)** (CHEM 1126Q if  taking 3 semester CHEM sequence) PUBH 1001
Science Elective (1000 or higher)** Science Elective (1000 or higher)** (CHEM 1126Q if  taking 3 semester CHEM sequence)
STAT 1000QC or 1100Q Science Elective (1000 or higher)**
  STAT 1000QC or 1100Q
 
Health Sciences Occupational & Environmental Health & Safety
AH 1100 AH 1100
BIOL 1107 ARE 1150 or ECON 1000
CHEM 1124Q or 1127Q BIOL 1107
CHEM 1125Q or 1128Q CHEM 1124Q or 1127Q
Organic Chemistry sequence:
CHEM 2241/ 2242 or CHEM 2443/2444/2445
CHEM 1125Q or 1128Q
COMM 1000 or 1100 COMM 1000 or 1100
MATH 1060Q or 1131Q or higher MATH 1060Q or 1131Q or higher
PHIL 1000-level NRE 1000
PHYS 1201Q or 1401Q or 1501Q PHIL 1000-level
PHYS 1202Q or 1402Q or 1502Q PHYS 1010Q or PHYS 1201Q or higher
PSYC 1100 PUBH 1001
Science Elective (1000 or higher)** (CHEM 1126Q if  taking 3 semester CHEM sequence) Science Elective (1000 or higher) (Suggest CHEM 2241)**
Science Elective (1000 or higher)** Science Elective (1000 or higher) (Suggest CHEM 1126Q)**
STAT 1000QC or 1100Q

STAT 1000QC or 1100Q

 

Healthcare Adminstration

AH 1100
BIOL 1107
CHEM 1122 or 1124Q or 1127Q
CHEM 1125Q or 1128Q or PHYS 1010Q
COMM 1000 or 1100
ECON 1201
ECON 1202
MATH 1070Q or higher
PHIL 1000-level
PSYC 1100
PSYC 1101 or 1103
PSYC 2400
PUBH 1001
Science Elective (1000 or higher)** (CHEM 1126Q if  taking 3 semester CHEM sequence)
Science Elective (1000 or higher)**
STAT 1000QC or 1100QC

 

** Science electives CANNOT be courses that are used for other general program requirements (e.g. Biology) or used to satisfy the Related Cognate (Group B) major requirement group.

III. Major Requirements (minimum 36 credits)

Courses taken will vary based on student interests, choosing a standard plan or declaring a concentration, and career goals. Students should consult with the Guide to Completing the AHS Plan of Study and their advisor when planning courses to meet groups A-2, A-3 and B requirements (Refer to Group A and B below). Some courses require prerequisites. Not all courses are offered every semester. Please note that while the plan is flexible to allow for variability in course selection, some graduate programs will require specific admission coursework that may alter a student's selection options.

Please refer to the plan of study for course requirements and options by concentration. Please be sure to access the correct plan of study year. It is the admisison year into the Allied Health Sciences major; not the graduation year.

IMPORTANT: Courses used to meet Group A and B requirements must be approved by the advisor and department head and listed on the final plan of study. Students are advised to consult with their advisor in a timely manner to identify approved courses before the final semester.

Students must complete a minimum of 36 credits of coursework in Groups A and B as described below. In addition, courses taken to satisfy the 36-credit major requirement:

  • Must be at the 2000-level or above
  • Include a minimum of  30 credits completed at the University of Connecticut
  • Approved by the student's advisor and department head
  • Include course work from two or more departments
  • Must include at least 18 credits from departments in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
  • Courses must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better
  • Courses may be repeated once (total two times)
  • Courses cannot be taken Pass/Fail
  • Can include up to but no more than 6 credits of S/U coursework
  • Can include up to but no more than 6 credits (combined) of Internship, Independent Study, or International Study taken at/through the University of Connecticut
  • Can include up to but no more than 8 credits from courses that are used to satisfy requirements for a minor.

Note: The number of credits required for both Group A and B, will vary depending on the concentration a student chooses. Please consult with your adivsor to be sure you are meeting the correct credit requirement for each group.

Group A: AH Major Requirements

A minimum of 18 or 21 credits (varies with concentration) within the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources.

  • A-1: Writing in the major
  • A-2: Required courses (varies by concentration)
  • A-3: Additional AHS/CAHNR coursework to meet the 18-21 credit minimum requirement (varies by concentration)

Please access the Suggested Sequence of Courses (See # 3 on the new page) for a list of courses that may be used to satisfy the group A requirements by plan.

Group B: Related Cognate Requirements

A minimum of 15 or 18 credits (varies with concentration) that speaks to the student's interests and career goals. Some concentrations have required coursework. Typically, this coursework will include advanced coursework required for graduate program (i.e. MD, DENT, PA, PT, OT, RN ,etc.) admission. May include Group A courses not used to meet that requirement. Courses used to satisfy science electives under the concentration requirements (Part II) cannot also be used to meet Related Cognate requirements.

IV. Electives

The number of credits of required course work for the Allied Health Sciences major does not total 120 credits. Students must take elective courses to meet the university requirement of 120 credits for graduation. The number of elective credits needed will vary depending on the plan of study (standard plan or concentration), credits assigned to courses taken, and career goals. Elective credits may be 1000-level or above. Students may utilize elective credits however they choose; some students incorporate a minor into their plan of study and/or International Study (Study Abroad). Students who need to meet the university language requirements may use elective credits to complete this requirement.


 

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College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
358 Mansfield Road, Unit 1101
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1101
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