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Health Science Completion

The aim of the health science major is to: 1) facilitate professional advancement for health care providers who currently hold a technical (associate) degree in a health-related profession, and 2) provide a program of study for those Carroll University students interested in obtaining coursework leading to professional licensure in one of the imaging modalities (Radiologic Technology or Diagnostic Medical Sonography). This program is designed to lead to various 2+2 degree completion or professional programs only.

This major provides depth and breadth within the basic and behavioral sciences to prepare students for the balanced integration of critical thinking, basic science knowledge application, and interpersonal skills necessary to provide the best care in a variety of health science disciplines. To meet the educational missions of the university and of the health science major, students study in a variety of academic and professional disciplines including biology, psychology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.

Degree Completion Option

For students who have earned, or might be currently earning an Associate Degree in a health related profession such as surgery technician, radiography, etc., the Health Science major provides an avenue for professional growth and advancement. Students are awarded thirty credits by Carroll University for course work taken at either Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) or Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) in conjunction with their respective degree.

Additional course work focuses on preparing the individual for enhanced personal and professional development. Recommended options include a minor in a desired area of interest such as Hispanic Health and Human Services or Organizational Leadership, or a broad course of study within the liberal arts and sciences.

Basic Science Domain

The primary aim of the basic science core curriculum is to provide students with an opportunity to learn foundational content, experience the scientific way of knowing, and develop critical analysis, problem solving and research skills for application in a related field of study.

  • Human Anatomy: Students will know and understand normal human anatomy and human movement from an anatomical perspective as a basis for understanding pathology.
  • Human Physiology: Students will know and understand normal human physiology as a basis for understanding pathology and adaptations to interventions.
  • Chemistry: Students will know and understand essential chemistry, biochemistry and nutrition for application during advanced study.
  • Physics: Students will know and understand the physical and natural laws that govern human movement and serve as a basis for analysis within the health sciences.
  • ResearchMethods and statistics: Students will integrate statistical principles and procedures with research methodology to facilitate critical thinking.
  • Computer Science: Students learn problem-solving skills using information technology in preparation for advanced study in both undergraduate and professional content areas.

Behavioral Science Domain

The primary aim of the behavioral science core curriculum is to provide students with an opportunity to learn essential related content, theory and principles. Critical thinking and communication skills are emphasized for synthesis with other disciplines and application to related fields.

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