Recommended Academic Plan for Bachelor of Science in Biobehavioral Health (BB H)

Penn State New Kensington

Semester 1

BB H 101 (GHA) Introduction to Biobehavioral HealthNotes for: GHA

GHA

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
PSYCH 100 (GS) Introductory PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 100 (GS)

PSYCH 100 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
BIOL 110 (GN) - Biology: Basic Concepts and BiodiversityNotes for: BIOL 110 (GN)

BIOL 110 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 2

BIOL 141 (GN) - Introductory PhysiologyNotes for: BIOL 141 (GN)

BIOL 141 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
HDFS 129 (GS) Introduction to Human Development and Family StudiesNotes for: GS

GS

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 110 (GN) Chemical Principles INotes for: CHEM 110 (GN)

CHEM 110 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CHEM 101 (GN)Notes for: CHEM 101 (GN) Introductory Chemistry

CHEM 101 (GN) Introductory Chemistry

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or BIOL 230W (GN) BiologyNotes for: BIOL 230W (GN)

BIOL 230W (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
NUTR 251 (GHA) Introductory Principles of NutritionNotes for: NUTR 251 (GHA)

NUTR 251 (GHA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 3

BB H 311 Interdisciplinary Integration in Biobehavioral HealthNotes for: BB H

BB H

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
STAT 200 (GQ) Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200 (GQ)

STAT 200 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
University-Wide Offerings
3
Health and Developmental Sciences
3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 4

BB H 316 Foundations and Principles of Health PromotionNotes for: BB H 316

BB H 316

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CAS 100 (GWS)

CAS 100 (GWS)

3
Health and Developmental Science
3
Basic Science
3
Scientific Thought and Philosophy
3
Total credits 15

Semester 5

BB H Elective CourseNotes for: BB H Elective

BB H Elective

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BB H Elective CourseNotes for: BB H Elective

BB H Elective

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 202A (GWS) Effective Writing: Writing in the Social Sciences

ENGL 202A (GWS)

3
Basic Science
3
Health and Developmental Science
3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

BB H Elective CourseNotes for: BB H Elective Course

BB H Elective Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BB H Elective CourseNotes for: BB H Elective Course

BB H Elective Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BIOL 133 (GN) Genetics and Evolution of the Human SpeciesNotes for: BIOL 133 (GN)

BIOL 133 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or BIOL 222 GeneticsNotes for: BIOL 222

BIOL 222

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
University-Wide Offerings
3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

BB H 440 (US;IL) Principles of EpidemiologyNotes for: BB H 440 (US;IL)

BB H 440 (US;IL)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BB H 310 Research Strategies for Studying Biobehavioral HealthNotes for: BB H 310 Research Strategies for Studying Biobehavioral Health

BB H 310 Research Strategies for Studying Biobehavioral Health

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Basic Science
3
Health Promotion
3
University-Wide Offerings
3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

BB H 411W Research and Applications in Biobehavioral HealthNotes for: BB H 411W

BB H 411W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BB H Elective CourseNotes for: BB H Elective Course

BB H Elective Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Basic Science

3
University-Wide Offerings
3
3
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements.
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

COURSE SCHEDULING TIPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:  Students desiring to major in BB H should consult an academic adviser soon after choosing the major to discuss their interests and to establish a curriculum plan that is appropriate for entry level positions or graduate school.  This plan will guide the selection of courses in BB H as well as supporting courses from other departments, and minor plans.  It is important to start the process of planning early, because many courses are taught only in the fall or spring semesters.  Plan to meet the prerequisites for advanced courses.  The curriculum above is only one suggested guide to the sequence of courses for the BB H major.  Students are urged to consult with their adviser to tailor their curriculum to their own individual interests and goals.

 

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# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

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