College of Science & Mathematics
Department of Biological Sciences

Health Sciences



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Dean Sandra Romano, PhD
Department Chair Alice Stanford, PhD
Administrative Assistant Marlene Parrott-Gokool

Health Science Minor

The health science minor is an interdisciplinary minor that is housed in the College of Science and Mathematics. Courses from a variety of UVI’s colleges of schools help to make this minor accessible to students in most of the University’s degree programs. With this goal in mind a wide range of courses will count towards the electives of this minor in addition to the required in psychology, biology and nursing. Students graduating with a health science minor will be prepared for a wide-range of career options in health fields that will depend on their major field of study or continuing secondary education.

Prospective Students should be aware: As currently structured, entry-level courses can be completed on either campus, but the minor will need to be completed on St. Thomas campus. Students must complete the Health Science Minor required and elective courses with a grade of C or higher.

Required Courses:

  • NUR 100 Medical Terminology
  • NUR 201 Consumer Health
  • PSY/SOC 241 Social Determinants of Health and Disease
  • SCI 305 Biology of Health and Disease
  • NUR 310 Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care

Electives: Requires seven credits, minimum of two classes, chosen from the following courses, one of which must be at the 300-level:

  • ACC 342
  • ACC 442
  • BIO 151 or 261
  • BIO 152 or 262
  • BIO 301
  • BIO 355
  • BIO 495
  • BIO 496
  • CHE 251
  • CHE 252
  • CHE 254
  • CHE 348
  • CIS 310
  • CIS 357
  • COM 325
  • CSC 245
  • DSC 325
  • ENG 300
  • HRM 243
  • MAT 235
  • MAT/CSC/BIO 361
  • PSY 332
  • PSY 350
  • SSC 327
  • SSC 328
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