HSC 450 - Senior Capstone for Health Science

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION)

As part of the completion of the B.S. in Health Science each student will be required to complete a capstone, or culminating experience, prior to graduation. A capstone experience is defined as one that requires a student to synthesize and integrate knowledge acquired in course work and to his/her learning experiences and to apply theory and principles in a situation that approximates some aspect of professional practice. This course provides an opportunity to study a practical and current issue selected by the students. Students will apply critical thinking, analytical abilities, and communication skills that integrate the core academic areas of public health including biostatistics, epidemiology, health education, health policy, and environmental health. The final course report acts as the official written comprehensive examination, the fulfillment of the culminating experience requirement.