BS with a Major in Integrated Health Studies—Concentration in Behavioral Health

Degree Requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences degree from UIC, students must complete university, college, and departmental degree requirements. The degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.

Majors in Integrated Health Studies must complete either the Behavioral Health Concentration or the Health and Science Concentration.

Summary of Requirements
Required Prerequisite and Collateral Courses14
Major Requirements38-52
General Education and Electives to reach Minimum Total Hours54-68
Total Hours120

General Education

See General Education and Writing-in-the-Discipline in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for information on meeting these requirements. Students should consult the course lists below and their advisors to determine which courses are counted toward the General Education and Writing-in-the-Discipline requirements.

Note: Students are strongly encouraged to satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning requirement by taking STAT 130 or calculus at the level of MATH 170 or above.

Required Prerequisite and Collateral Courses

Required Courses
Select one of the following sequences in general chemistry: a10
Matter and Energy b
Foundations of Chemical Inquiry I b
Chemical Dynamics b
Foundations of Chemical Inquiry II b
OR
Honors and Majors General and Analytical Chemistry I
Honors and Majors General and Analytical Chemistry II
ECON 120Principles of Microeconomics4
Total Hours14

Major Requirements

Of the 38–52 semester hours for the major, no more than 22 hours may be at the 100 level and at least 6 semester hours must be at the 300 or 400 level.

Required Core Courses
AHS 200Introduction to Integrated Health Sciences3
BIOS 110Biology of Cells and Organisms4
BIOS 120Biology of Populations and Communities4
PSCH 100Introduction to Psychology4
AHS 375Ethics, Law and Professionalism in Health Sciences a3
Content Area Courses
Students must select one course from each of the following content areas:
Applied Health3-5
Nutrition
Introduction to Exercise Physiology and Health
Human Physiological Anatomy I
Human Anatomy and Physiology I b
Health and the Public
Health Economics3-4
Tobacconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Health Economics
Humanities/Social Sciences3
Medicine, Culture, and Society
Disability in U.S. Society
Biomedical Ethics
Community Psychology
Introduction to Psychological and Behavioral Disorders
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Natural Sciences3-6
Cell Biology
and Cell Biology Laboratory c
General Microbiology
and Microbiology Laboratory
Organic Chemistry of Biological Systems
and Synthesis Techniques Laboratory
Structure and Function
and Synthesis Techniques Laboratory
Physics in Modern Medicine
Introductory Physics for Life Sciences I
Concentration Courses8-16
In addition to Core and Content Area courses, students are required to earn either the Concentration in Behavioral Health or the Concentration in Health and Science.
Concentration in Behavioral Health (8-13 hours)
Select three courses from either the following list or the Applied Health and/or Humanities/Social Sciences Content Areas. Courses taken to satisfy the Content Area requirement may not be used to satisfy the requirements of the concentration. d
Human Sexuality and Health Science
Physical and Mental Health Issues in Rehabilitation
Synthesis in Health/Rehabilitation Sciences e
Health Inter-professional Seminar
Disability, Health, and Society
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Human Physiological Anatomy II
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
LAS Internship e
Drugs in Society
Introduction to Research in Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Social Bases of Health Behavior
Health and Medicine
Total Hours38-52

Recommended Plan of Study—Integrated Health Studies Major, Concentration in Behavioral Health

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL 160 Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts 3
Select one of the following: b 5
Honors and Majors General and Analytical Chemistry I  
Matter and Energy
and Foundations of Chemical Inquiry I
 
Quantitative Reasoning Requirement a 4-5
General Education Requirement 3
 Hours15-16
Spring Semester
ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3
BIOS 110
Biology of Cells and Organisms b
or Biology of Populations and Communities
4
Select one of the following: b 5
Honors and Majors General and Analytical Chemistry II  
Chemical Dynamics
and Foundations of Chemical Inquiry II
 
AHS 200 Introduction to Integrated Health Sciences 3
 Hours15
Second Year
Fall Semester
BIOS 110
Biology of Cells and Organisms b
or Biology of Populations and Communities
4
ECON 120 Principles of Microeconomics 4
PSCH 100 Introduction to Psychology 4
Foreign Language 4
 Hours16
Spring Semester
Applied Health Content Area Selective c 3-5
Humanities/Social Sciences Content Area Selective d 3
General Education Requirement 3
General Education Requirement 3
Foreign Language 4
 Hours16-18
Third Year
Fall Semester
Health Economics Content Area Selective e 3-4
Natural Sciences Content Area Selective f 3-6
Behavioral Health Concentration Selective g 3-4
General Education Requirement 3
Foreign Language 4
 Hours16-21
Spring Semester
Behavioral Health Concentration Selective g 3-4
Behavioral Health Concentration Selective g 2-5
General Education Requirement 3
Foreign Language 4
 Hours12-16
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
AHS 375 Ethics, Law and Professionalism in Health Sciences h 3
Electives 12
 Hours15
Spring Semester
Electives 15
 Hours15
 Total Hours120

Note: Of the total semester hours used to satisfy the requirements of the major, no more than 22 hours may be at the 100 level and at least 6 semester hours must be at the 300 or 400 level.