Undeclared Program

Sargent College offers an undeclared option for students who are interested in studying health and rehabilitation sciences but have not yet developed a specific career goal. During the first two years at Sargent College, these students learn about opportunities in all of the health and rehabilitation science professions. Undeclared majors enroll in the same introductory science and liberal arts classes as the Sargent College students with declared majors. Students must meet all the prerequisite course and GPA requirements of their intended major and are expected to declare a major by the end of their sophomore year.

Curriculum

Students who enter Sargent College with an undeclared major follow a curriculum that provides a sound foundation in the sciences and liberal arts. In consultation with an advisor, students design a curriculum that prepares them to enter their chosen major. If a student is considering several options, the curriculum is flexible enough to accommodate different possible choices. Students who are considering a major in Athletic Training, Health Science, Human Physiology, or Physical Therapy would take the physical science sequence listed below. Students considering Behavior and Health or Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences would instead take the behavioral science sequence. Students considering one of the nutrition options would follow the nutritional science sequence. Elective requirements vary by intended major.

Each course carries 4 credits unless otherwise noted.

Physical Science Sequence

Freshman Year

First Semester

  • CAS BI 105 Introductory Biology for Health Sciences or CAS BI 107
  • CAS CH 171 Life Science Chemistry I or CAS CH 101 General Chemistry
  • CAS WR 100 Writing Seminar
  • SAR HP 150 Freshman Year Experience (0)
  • SAR HP 151 Introduction to Health Professions (2)
  • CAS MA 121 Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences or Elective

Second Semester

  • CAS BI 106 Human Anatomy or CAS BI 108
  • CAS CH 172 Life Science Chemistry II or CAS CH 102 General Chemistry
  • CAS PS 101 General Psychology
  • CAS MA 122 Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences or Elective

Sophomore Year

First Semester

  • CAS BI 211 Human Physiology or CAS CH 203 Organic Chemistry
  • CAS MA 113, 213 or PS 211 Statistics
  • CAS PY 105 Elementary Physics
  • SAR HS 251 Human Nutrition Science or SAR HP 252 Health and Disability Across the Life Span

Second Semester

  • CAS PY 106 Elementary Physics II
  • CAS PS 241 Developmental Psychology or CAS CH 204 Organic Chemistry
  • CAS WR 150 Writing and Research Seminar
  • SAR HS 342 Exercise Physiology or SAR HP 252 Health and Disability Across the Life Span

Behavioral Science Sequence

Freshman Year

First Semester

  • CAS BI 105 Introductory Biology for Health Sciences
  • CAS PS 101 General Psychology
  • CAS WR 100 Writing Seminar
  • SAR HP 150 Freshman Year Experience (0)
  • SAR HP 151 Introduction to Health Professions (2)
  • SAR SH 531 Introduction to Speech and Language Disorders or Elective

Second Semester

  • CAS BI 106 Human Anatomy
  • CAS WR 150 Writing and Research Seminar
  • CAS PS 251 Psychology of Personality: Theories and Application or CAS MA 118 College Algebra and Trigonometry or CAS MA 121 Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences
  • SAR OT 151 Introduction to Occupational Therapy (2) and/or Elective

Sophomore Year

First Semester

  • CAS BI 211 Human Physiology or SAR SH 522 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism or SAR HP 412 Abnormal Behavior in Rehabilitation
  • CAS MA 113, 213, or PS 211 Statistics
  • CAS PY 105 Elementary Physics I or CAS PS 371 Abnormal Psychology
  • SAR HP 252 Health and Disability Across the Life Span

Second Semester

  • Electives—courses vary to fulfill departmental requirements
  • (Possible Study Abroad)

Nutritional Sciences Sequence

Freshman Year

First Semester

  • SAR HP 150 Freshman Year Experience (0)
  • SAR HP 151 Introduction to Health Professions (2)
  • CAS BI 107 Biology I
  • CAS CH 171 Principles of General Chemistry
  • CAS WR 100 Writing Seminar
  • CAS PS 101 General Psychology

Second Semester

  • CAS BI 108 Biology II
  • CAS CH 174 Introduction to Organic Chemistry
  • CAS WR 150 Writing and Research Seminar
  • Elective

Sophomore Year

First Semester

  • CAS BI 114 Human Infectious Diseases
  • CAS BI 211 Human Physiology
  • CAS MA 115 Statistics I
  • SAR HS 251 Human Nutrition Science

Second Semester

  • SAR HS 281 Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle
  • SAR HS 230 Food Science
  • CAS MA 116 Statistics II
  • Elective

Dietetics Sequence

Freshman Year

First Semester

  • SAR HP 150 Freshman Year Experience (0)
  • SAR HP 151 Introduction to Health Professions (2)
  • CAS BI 107 Biology I
  • CAS CH 171 Principles of General Chemistry
  • CAS WR 100 Writing Seminar
  • CAS PS 101 General Psychology

Second Semester

  • CAS BI 108 Biology II
  • CAS CH 174 Introduction to Organic Chemistry
  • CAS WR 150 Writing and Research Seminar
  • Elective

Sophomore Year

First Semester

  • CAS BI 114 Human Infectious Diseases
  • CAS BI 211 Human Physiology
  • CAS MA 115 Statistics I
  • SAR HS 251 Human Nutrition Science

Second Semester

  • SAR HS 281 Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle
  • SAR HS 230 Food Science
  • CAS MA 116 Statistics II
  • Elective