School of Health Sciences and Catholic Studies

School of Health Sciences students are generally able to complete a minor in Catholic Studies.

Students pursuing the Health Sciences major, in particular, can elect a second major in Catholic Studies with careful planning.

Students who declare a minor in Catholic Studies can apply for a Jeffery S. Kelly Term Scholarship. Additional details are available here.

Catholic Studies Opportunities by Program:

Programs

Athletic Training (BS)

A degree plan for Athletic Training (BS) is below.

Note: at least one course taken must satisfy two requirements at once, in order to free up an elective to take the required Catholic Studies minor course CATH 395 Development in the Life of the Church, which does not satisfy any Bridges requirement on its own. A number of Catholic Studies courses can facilitate this. For instance, CATH 135 History of Christianity fulfills Social & Historical Reasoning and Cultural Fluency & Responsiveness.

First Year

Fall
  • BRDG 101 Writing and Analysis - 3 cr.
  • Athletic Training Major - 12 cr.
Spring
  • BRDG 102 Writing and Literature - 3 cr.
  • Athletic Training Major - 6 cr.
  • EQ Seminar (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Second Year

Fall
  • Biochemistry Major - 14 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
Spring
  • Biochemistry Major - 10 cr.
  • Philosophy (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Theology (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Third Year+

(No further opportunities in the Professional Phase.)

Athletic Training (MS)

A degree plan and Catholic Studies opportunities for an Athletic Training (MS) is below.

The elective in the Junior Year Spring Semester should be reserved for CATH 395 Development in the Life of the Church, which does not satisfy any Bridges requirement on its own.

First Year

Fall
  • BRDG 101 Writing and Analysis - 3 cr.
  • Athletic Training (MS) Major - 11 cr.
Spring
  • BRDG 102 Writing and Literature - 3 cr.
  • BRDG 105 Ethical Reasoning - 3 cr.
  • Athletic Training (MS) Major - 7 cr.
  • EQ Seminar (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Second Year

Fall
  • Athletic Training (MS) Major - 15 cr.
Spring
  • Athletic Training (MS) Major - 12 cr.
  • Theology (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Third Year

Fall
  • Athletic Training (MS) Major - 16 cr.
Spring
  • Athletic Training (MS) Major - 12 cr.
  • Philosophy (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Elective (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Fourth Year+

(No further opportunities in the Professional Phase.)

Biomedical Engineering

A degree plan for Biomedical Engineering is below.

Note: at least one course taken must satisfy two requirements at once, in order to free up an elective to take the required Catholic Studies minor course CATH 395 Development in the Life of the Church, which does not satisfy any Bridges requirement on its own. A number of Catholic Studies courses can facilitate this. For instance, CATH 135 History of Christianity fulfills Social & Historical Reasoning and Cultural Fluency & Responsiveness.

First Year

Fall
  • BRDG 103 Health Research Skills - 1 cr.
  • Biomedical Engineering Major - 13 cr.
Spring
  • Biomedical Engineering Major - 16 cr.

Second Year

Fall
  • BRDG 101 Writing and Analysis - 3 cr.
  • Biomedical Engineering Major - 13 cr.
Spring
  • BRDG 102 Writing and Literature - 3 cr.
  • Biomedical Engineering Major - 13 cr.

Third Year

Fall
  • BRDG 105 Ethical Reasoning - 3 cr.
  • Biomedical Engineering Major - 8 cr.
  • EQ Seminar (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
Spring
  • Biomedical Engineering Major - 14 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Fourth Year

Fall
  • Biomedical Engineering Major - 8 cr.
  • Brides x 2 (CATH opportunity) - 6 cr.
  • THEO/PHIL (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
Spring
  • Biomedical Engineering Major - 11cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Health Administration

Degree plan and Catholic Studies opportunities for a Health Administration major:

First Year

Fall
  • BRDG 101 Writing and Analysis - 3 cr.
  • BRDG 103 Health Research Skills - 3 cr.
  • Health Administration Major - 12 cr.
Spring
  • BRDG 102 Writing and Literature - 3 cr.
  • Health Administration Major - 6 cr.
  • EQ Seminar (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Second Year

Fall
  • BRDG 105 Ethical Reasoning - 3 cr.
  • Health Administration Major - 12 cr.
Spring
  • Health Administration Major - 12 cr.
  • Theology (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Third Year

Fall
  • Health Administration Major - 18 cr.
Spring
  • Health Administration Major - 15 cr.

Fourth Year

Fall
  • Health Administration Major - 9 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Elective (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
Spring
  • Health Administration Major - 3 cr.
  • Philosophy (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Elective (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Health Sciences

A degree plan and Catholic Studies opportunities for a Health Sciences major is below.

A minor in Catholic Studies is possible without difficulty. A second major is possible with careful planning.

First Year

Fall
  • BRDG 101 Writing and Analysis - 3 cr.
  • BRDG 103 Health Research Skills - 1 cr.
  • BRDG 105 Ethical Reasoning - 3 cr.
  • Health Sciences Major - 5 cr.
Spring
  • BRDG 102 Writing and Literature - 3 cr.
  • Health Sciences Major - 7 cr.
  • EQ Seminar (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Theology (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Second Year

Fall
  • Health Sciences Major - 12 cr.
  • Philosophy (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
Spring
  • Health Sciences Major - 15 cr.

Third Year

Fall
  • Health Sciences Major - 12 cr.
  • Elective (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
Spring
  • Health Sciences Major - 6 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Elective x 2 (CATH opportunity) - 6 cr.

Fourth Year

Fall
  • Health Sciences Major - 6 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Elective x 2 (CATH opportunity) - 6 cr.
Spring
  • Health Sciences Major - 6 cr.
  • Elective x 3 (CATH opportunity) - 9 cr.

Occupational Therapy

A degree plan for Occupational Therapy is below.

Note: at least one course taken must satisfy two requirements at once, in order to free up an elective to take the required Catholic Studies minor course CATH 395 Development in the Life of the Church, which does not satisfy any Bridges requirement on its own. A number of Catholic Studies courses can facilitate this. For instance, CATH 251 Christian Philosophy fulfills Philosophy (or Theology) and Critical Thinking & Problem Solving.

First Year

Fall
  • BRDG 101 Writing and Analysis - 3 cr.
  • Occupational Therapy Major - 9 cr.
  • Philosophy (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
Spring
  • BRDG 102 Writing and Literature - 3 cr.
  • Occupational Therapy Major - 3 cr.
  • Theology (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Bridges x 3 (CATH opportunity) - 9 cr.

Second Year

Fall
  • Occupational Therapy Major - 14 cr.
Spring
  • Occupational Therapy Major - 13 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Third Year

Fall
  • Occupational Therapy Major - 14 cr.
Spring+

(No further opportunities in the Professional Phase.)

Physical Therapy (Biology)

A degree plan for Physical Therapy (Biology) is below.

Note: at least one course taken must satisfy two requirements at once, in order to free up an elective to take the required Catholic Studies minor course CATH 395 Development in the Life of the Church, which does not satisfy any Bridges requirement on its own. A number of Catholic Studies courses can facilitate this. For instance, CATH 251 Christian Philosophy fulfills Philosophy (or Theology) and Critical Thinking & Problem Solving.

First Year

Fall
  • BRDG 101 Writing and Analysis - 3 cr.
  • BRDG 103 Health Research Skills - 1 cr.
  • Physical Therapy (Biology) Major - 9 cr.
  • EQ Seminar (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
Spring
  • BRDG 102 Writing and Literature - 3 cr.
  • Physical Therapy (Biology) Major- 12 cr.

Second Year

Fall
  • Physical Therapy (Biology) Major - 14 cr.
  • Theology (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
Spring
  • Physical Therapy (Biology) Major - 14 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Third Year

Fall
  • Physical Therapy (Biology) Major - 11 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
Spring
  • Physical Therapy (Biology) Major - 14 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Fourth Year+

(No further opportunities in the Professional Phase.)

Physical Therapy (Health Science)

A degree plan for Physical Therapy (Health Science) is below.

Note: at least one course taken must satisfy two requirements at once, in order to free up an elective to take the required Catholic Studies minor course CATH 395 Development in the Life of the Church, which does not satisfy any Bridges requirement on its own. A number of Catholic Studies courses can facilitate this. For instance, CATH 251 Christian Philosophy fulfills Philosophy (or Theology) and Critical Thinking & Problem Solving.

First Year

Fall
  • BRDG 101 Writing and Analysis - 3 cr.
  • BRDG 103 Health Research Skills - 1 cr.
  • Physical Therapy (Health) Major - 8 cr.
  • EQ Seminar (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
Spring
  • BRDG 102 Writing and Literature - 3 cr.
  • Physical Therapy (Health) Major- 7 cr.
  • Theology (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Second Year

Fall
  • Physical Therapy (Health) Major - 15 cr.
  • Philosophy (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
Spring
  • Physical Therapy (Health) Major - 12 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Third Year

Fall
  • Physical Therapy (Health) Major - 16 cr.
Spring
  • Physical Therapy (Health) Major - 14 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Fourth Year+

(No further opportunities in the Professional Phase.)

Physician Assistant Studies

As an accelerated Master's degree, Physician Assistant Studies can be difficult to complete in such a way that a Catholic Studies minor is added. There are 3 openings in the standard suggested sequence. A fourth and fifth course in Catholic Studies is required for the minor. This is possible through taking a summer course, an overload in a Fall/Spring semester, or for students who earned College credits in high school.

First Year

Fall
  • BRDG 101 Writing and Analysis - 3 cr.
  • BRDG 103 Health Research Skills - 1 cr.
  • BRDG 105 Ethical Reasoning - 3 cr.
  • Physician Assistant Studies - 9 cr.
Spring
  • BRDG 102 Writing and Literature - 3 cr.
  • Physician Assistant Studies - 12 cr.

Second Year

Fall
  • Physician Assistant Studies - 17 cr.
Spring
  • Physician Assistant Studies - 6 cr.
  • EQ Seminar (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • PHIL/THEO (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Third Year

Fall
  • Physician Assistant Studies - 14 cr.
Spring
  • Physician Assistant Studies - 14 cr.

Fourth Year+

(No further opportunities in the Professional Phase.)

Public Health (BA)

Public Health (BA) can be difficult to complete in such a way that a Catholic Studies minor is added. There are 4 openings in the standard suggested sequence. A fifth course in Catholic Studies is required for the minor. This is possible through taking a summer course, an overload in a Fall/Spring semester, or for students who earned College credits in high school.

First Year

Fall
  • BRDG 101 Writing and Analysis - 3 cr.
  • BRDG 103 Health Research Skills - 1 cr.
  • Public Health (BA) Major - 7 cr.
  • EQ Seminar (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
Spring
  • BRDG 102 Writing and Literature - 3 cr.
  • Public Health (BA) Major - 10 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Second Year

Fall
  • Public Health (BA) Major - 16 cr.
Spring
  • Public Health (BA) Major - 10 cr.
  • Theology (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Third Year

Fall
  • Public Health (BA) Major - 15 cr.
Spring
  • Public Health (BA) Major - 15 cr.

Fourth Year

Fall
  • Public Health (BA) Major - 15 cr.
Spring
  • Public Health (BA) Major - 15 cr.

Public Health (BS)

Public Health (BS) can be difficult to complete in such a way that a Catholic Studies minor is added. There are 4 openings in the standard suggested sequence. A fifth course in Catholic Studies is required for the minor. This is possible through taking a summer course, an overload in a Fall/Spring semester, or for students who earned College credits in high school.

First Year

Fall
  • BRDG 101 Writing and Analysis - 3 cr.
  • BRDG 103 Health Research Skills - 1 cr.
  • Public Health (BS) Major - 9 cr.
  • EQ Seminar (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
Spring
  • BRDG 102 Writing and Literature - 3 cr.
  • Public Health (BS) Major - 15 cr.

Second Year

Fall
  • Public Health (BS) Major - 17 cr.
Spring
  • Public Health (BS) Major - 13 cr.
  • Theology (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Third Year

Fall
  • Public Health (BS) Major - 12 cr.
  • Bridges x 2 (CATH opportunity) - 6 cr.
Spring
  • Public Health (BS) Major - 16 cr.

Fourth Year

Fall
  • Public Health (BS) Major - 15 cr.
Spring
  • Public Health (BS) Major - 15 cr.

Speech-Language Pathology

A degree plan for Speech-Language Pathology is below. The Sophomore Spring semester is essential to completing a minor in Catholic Studies.

First Year

Fall
  • BRDG 101 Writing and Analysis - 3 cr.
  • BRDG 103 Health Research Skills - 1 cr.
  • BRDG 105 Ethical Reasoning - 3 cr.
  • Speech-Language Pathology Major - 10 cr.
Spring
  • BRDG 102 Writing and Literature - 3 cr.
  • Speech-Language Pathology Major - 9 cr.
  • EQ Seminar (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Second Year

Fall
  • Speech-Language Pathology Major - 14 cr.
  • Elective (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
Spring
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Theology (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Philosophy (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Elective (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Third Year

Fall
  • Speech-Language Pathology Major - 13 cr.
  • Elective (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
Spring
  • Speech-Language Pathology Major - 17 cr.

Fourth Year+

(No further opportunities in the Professional Phase.)