Program Components for an Additonal Major in Health Sciences

ADDITIONAL MAJOR IN HEALTH SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL SCIENCES

Most health professions (from Speech and Language Pathology to Pharmacy and Medicine)
require the completion of a graduate program, the admission to which is predicated on
successful completion of rigorous curricula of specific pre-requisite courses. HTC’s
additional major in Health Sciences allows students seeking advanced educational
opportunities to better leverage their education at HTC. Students are advised to choose this
additional major early in their HTC academic career in order to benefit from specific career
and academic guidance that are the hallmarks of this program. Emphasis is placed on
communicating information and ideas, both in written and oral presentations. The use of
technology for research, communication, and individual learning and adaptation is an
integral part of the curriculum. At this time, the Major in Health Sciences is only offered to
students in the Blitstein Institute.

Admission to the Department of Natural Sciences

Students planning to pursue an additional major in Health Sciences must declare that intent
after completing 30 semester hours. Transfer students may apply for this major after
completing 12 semester hours at HTC. Applicants must meet the following requirements at
the time of application:

  • Satisfactory progress and good standing in Judaic Studies.
  • A minimum of a 3.0 GPA, and successful completion (B or better) of:
    • English 111
    • Math 104 or 105
    • 4 credits of Biology, Chemistry or Physics*
  • An interview with the Chairperson of the Department.


* Students with AP credit in these areas are exempt from this requirement.

Applicants who do not meet all of the above criteria must schedule an appointment for an
interview with the Chair of the Department and the Dean of the Division of HTC to which
the student has been admitted. Depending on the circumstances, provisional admission may
be granted with a plan of remediation. Upon successful completion of this plan, the student
may receive regular admission status.

Curriculum Requirements: Additional Major in Health Sciences

A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for all students who graduate from Hebrew
Theological College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Residency Requirement
Students must complete a minimum of 20 semester hours in Natural Sciences in residence.

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Judaic Studies: Consistent with the mission and policies of Hebrew Theological College, all
degree-seeking students pursuing an additional major in Health Sciences must complete the
requirements for a primary major in an area of Judaic Studies. A student who is not 55
progressing satisfactorily (see Academic Progress Policy, page 90) in the Judaic Studies
major will not be permitted to continue in the additional major program.

General Education: Students must complete Hebrew Theological College’s General
Education Requirements as listed in this catalog. Students lacking sufficient skills and
knowledge in Mathematics and Natural Sciences will be guided towards appropriate
prerequisite coursework.

Note that graduate level programs may have prerequisites and other admission requirements
that change over time. It is imperative that students contact the schools that offer the
program they wish to enter to determine any additional courses or requirements for that
program. All students are expected to meet regularly with the Health Sciences Department
Chair.

Health Sciences Core
Core Curriculum: The following 35 semester hours constitute the core curriculum for
students seeking an additional major in Health Sciences.

MATH 272 Statistical Analysis ...................................... 3
NSCI 135 Introduction to Physics (w/lab) or
NSCI 160 Physics I .................................... 4
NSCI 140 Principles of General Chemistry (w/lab) ..... 4
NSCI 180 General Biology (w/lab) .............................. 4
NSCI 201 Anatomy & Physiology I (w/lab) ................ 4
NSCI 202 Anatomy & Physiology II (w/lab) ............... 4
NSCI 263 Human Heredity .......................................... 3
PHIL 323 Jewish Bioethics .......................................... 3
PSYC 101 General Psychology .................................... 3
PSYC 217 Developmental Psychology ......................... 3

Concentration in Nursing – (additional 18 credits)
Note: For students pursuing a career path in Nursing with a BSN, please see the Department
Chair. Information about HTC’s Cooperative BSN with North Park University is at the end
of this section.

NSCI 140 General Chemistry I .................................... 4
NSCI 240 Organic Chemistry ...................................... 4
NSCI 155 Essentials of Nutrition ................................ 3
NSCI 261 Microbiology .............................................. 4
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology ........................... 3

Concentration in Physical Therapy (additional 27 credit hours)
NSCI 152 Medical Terminology ................................. 3
NSCI 160 Physics I ..................................................... 4
NSCI 161 Physics II .................................................... 4
MATH 261 Calculus ...................................................... 5
NSCI 140 Principles of General Chemistry or
NSCI 170 General Chemistry I ................... 4
NSCI 171 General Chemistry II or
NSCI 240 Organic Chemistry ..................... 4
PSYC 317 Abnormal Psychology ................................ 3

Three documented physical therapy clinical experiences of at least 15 hours each

Concentration in Physician Assistant (additional 19 credit hours)
NSCI 152 Medical Terminology ....................................... 3
NSCI 140 Principles of General Chemistry or
NSCI 170 General Chemistry I ................... 4
NSCI 171 General Chemistry II .................................. 4
NSCI 240 Organic Chemistry ...................................... 4
NSCI 261 Microbiology .............................................. 4

The following courses are required for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing
degree through HTC’s Cooperative Program with North Park University:

ENGL 111 Composition: Critical Analysis and
Research ...................................................... 3
ENGL 211 Advanced Composition: Writing Across
the Disciplines..............................................3
MATH 104 College Algebra ........................................... 3
MATH 272 Statistical Analysis ..................................... 3
NSCI 140 Principles of General Chemistry (w/lab) ..... 4
NSCI 155 Essentials of Nutrition ................................ 3
NSCI 180 General Biology (w/lab) .............................. 4
NSCI 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I ............ 4
NSCI 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II ........... 4
NSCI 240 Principles of Organic Chemistry I .............. 4
NSCI 261 Microbiology .............................................. 4
PHIL 323 Jewish Bioethics .......................................... 3
PSYC 101 General Psychology .................................... 3
PSYC 217 Developmental Psychology ........................ 3
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology ........................... 3
1 Non-Western History course.............................................3
1 course in ARTS, Oral Interpretation of Literature,
or Literature..................................... ............ 3

The aforementioned are also generally required for admission to other nursing schools both
at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

For admission to the NPU School of Nursing, applicants must also complete at least 8 credit
hours of Bible/religious studies courses at HTC and have at least 8 credit hours in Hebrew
or pass the HTC Hebrew Competency Exam at Level I and II.