College of Health and Human Services
Michael S. Ferrara, Dean
C. Anne Broussard, Associate Dean
The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) prepares students for professional health-related careers, through hands-on, experiential learning. Taught by profession and field experts, CHHS provides undergraduate instruction that leads to the bachelor of science degree in communication sciences and disorders, health management and policy, human development and family studies, kinesiology (with majors in athletic training, exercise science, health and physical education, outdoor education and sport studies), nursing, occupational therapy, recreation management and policy (with options in program and event management and therapeutic recreation), and social work. Each program enables students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to practice in their chosen professions and to obtain a broad cultural background in the humanities and social sciences.
A limited number of well-qualified first-year students who have expressed an interest in a health-related career but who are undecided about a specific major may enter the College of Health and Human Services as undeclared students. All CHHS undeclared students are advised by a professional academic counselor, who helps students determine appropriate major courses to explore. Upon declaration of a specific major, each student is assigned a faculty advisor within the major department.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Candidates for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree must satisfy all University requirements for graduation, earn at least 128 credits, successfully complete the courses required in one of the majors described in this section, and achieve the required minimum grade-point average in the chosen curriculum. Generally, courses are to be completed in the sequence in which they are arranged. Degree candidates must satisfy all of the University and Discovery Program requirements in addition to satisfying the requirements of an individual major program, which includes a senior capstone course/experience.