Health Innovation*

The health innovation concentration provides students an opportunity to prepare for a position in the health care industry. A variety of students might benefit from having a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree with a Health Innovation Concentration: pre-nursing students; students unable to meet the admission standard for the College of Nursing & Health Innovation Upper Division Nursing Program; students undecided about nursing as a career, but might be interested in the health care field.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • A minimum 9 upper division hours must be taken in courses offered by the College of Nursing and Health Innovation.
  • M - Course transfer equivalent available from Maricopa County Community College District, details are provided on the Transfer Information tab.

Core 3 Hours Required
Select one course from the following:

HCR 210 Clinical Health Care Ethics, HU (3)M

HSC 320 Applied Medical/Healthcare Ethics, HU (3) (Prerequisites: PHI 101, 306 or 314)

HCR 220 Introduction to Nursing and Healthcare Systems, H (3)M

HSC 330 Healthcare Systems in the U.S. (3) (Prerequisites: HSC 320)

HCR 230 Culture and Health, C & G (3)M

HSC 210 Cultural Aspects of Health, C (3)M 

Upper Division Core
15 Upper Division Hours All Courses are Required

HCI 311 Introduction to Healthcare Innovation (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 or 105 or 108 with C or better; minimum 45 hours)

HCI 412 Transforming Health Care: A Systems Perspective for Innovation (3) (Prerequisite(s): HCI 311 with C or better)

HCI 421 Health Care Policy: The Innovator's View (3) (Prerequisite(s): HCI 311 with C or better)

HCI 425 Facilitating Innovation (3) (Prerequisite(s): HCI 311 with C or better)

HCI 428 Technology: A Tool to Advance Innovation in Health Care (3) (Prerequisite(s): HCI 311 with C or better)

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult for verification.






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