Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Health Sciences (Pre-Communication Disorders Concentration)

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. Any student entering Texas State may enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) pre-communication disorders concentration. The BSHS degree does not prepare students to attend a graduate degree program in communication disorders.  Admission to Texas State does not guarantee admission to the Communication Disorders program. Admission to the Communication Disorders program is competitive and selective. It is recommended that students arrange academic advising at least once prior to submitting an application. The academic sequence begins during the fall semester of the junior year. The deadline for submission of applications is typically in the summer. Additional information may be found on the Communication Disorders catalog page.
  2. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component core number.  See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  3. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  4. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation.
  5. Any student who did not complete at least two years of the same foreign language in high school is required to take 6-8 hours of the same foreign language.
  6. Students who chose to earn a BSHS degree must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors. If minoring in HA, do not take HA 3347. Work with your advisor for an alternate course.
  7. The degree plan listed below for the Junior and Senior years applies only to students who chose to earn a BSHS degree.  Students admitted to the Communication Disorders program, see BSCD catalog page.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Communication Component Code 010 3Communication Component Code 010 3
Mathematics Component Code 0203PHIL 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 2306])3
Choose 3 hours from the following:
 Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 304
MATH 1315 (TCCN MATH 1314)
Choose 4 hours from the following:
MATH 1319 (TCCN MATH 1324)
BIO 1330
BIO 1130 (TCCN BIOL 1306 & BIOL 1106)
MATH 1329 (TCCN MATH 1325)
BIO 1331
BIO 1131 (TCCN BIO 1307 & BIOL 1107)
MATH 2417 (TCCN MATH 2412)
 POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
MATH 2471 (TCCN MATH 2413)
 HS 13103
CDIS 13313 
PSY 1300 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080 [TCCN PSYC 2301])3 
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3 
US 11001 
 16 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Component Area Option Code 0903Creative Arts Component Code 050 [HUMA 1315]3
HIM 23603American History Component Code 0603
PSY 3300 (TCCN PSYC 2314)3ENG 33033
American History Component Code 0603Choose 3 hours form the following: 3
BIO 2430 (TCCN BIOL 2404)4 
PSY 2301 (TCCN PSYC 2317)
 Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 303
Choose 3 hours from the following:
PHYS 1310 (TCCN PHYS 1305)
PHYS 1320 (TCCN PHYS 1307)
PHYS 1315 (TCCN PHYS 1301)
PHYS 1325 (TCCN PHYS 1302)
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
HA 3308, HIM 3301, or HS 33313HS 33503
CS 1308 or ISAN 1323 (TCCN COSC 1301 or BCIS 1305)3HA 33243
NUTR 2360 (TCCN BIOL 1322)3Prescribed Elective13
Component Area Option Code 0903Support Science23
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
HS 43793HS 43153
Prescribed Elective13HIM 43313
Minor6Prescribed Elective13
 12 15
Total Hours: 120

Prescribed Electives—Choose 9 hours from the following: ANTH 3302ANTH 3325CDIS 4335CDIS 4371CDIS 4379CDIS 4390ACDIS 4680COUN 3320ENG 3319HA 3309PSY 3315PSY 3322SOCI 3383.


Support Courses—Choose 3 hours from the following: BIO 2400 or BIO 2440BIO 2451BIO 2452CHEM 1341CHEM 1342CHEM 2330CHEM 2341CHEM 2342.