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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Health Sciences (B.S.)

44 Major Hours, 120 Degree Hours

Departmental Requirements (27 hours)

Additional Major Requirements (17 hours)


Please contact the School of Health Sciences (605-658-6500) if you have questions.

Paramedic Specialization (43 hours) Optional

The new specialization is optional, however, students wishing to add the specialization must:

  1. have instructor/Health Sciences permission due to the need for certification requirements (BLS for healthcare provider and EMT-B certification)
  2. be admitted to the Sanford Paramedics Program

In order to meet the degree requirement of completing a minimum of 32 cr. hrs. at the 300 and 400 level, when presented with a choice of courses in the Health Sciences major, paramedic students must select upper-level coursework.


  • Minimum of 30 credit hours must be taken from USD.
  • Maximum of 90 transfer credit hours may be applied to the degree.

Four-Year Program Guides and Costs

USD encourages students to take 15 credits per semester or 30 credits within the year in order to graduate in 4 years. To help students complete their academic degree program in four years, we provide a sample academic plan. Please work with your academic advisor to confirm your plan.