Health Science Degree

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Health Science Degree

Health Science Program Outcomes

The Health Science Associate in Science Degree is designed for the student who is interested in establishing the groundwork for a health career, and/or planning to transfer to a 4 year college. This program will provide students who wish to enroll in a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program with a solid foundation in the health sciences including required mathematics, science, and liberal arts courses. Successful completion of this degree is not a guarantee of admission into a selective health program.

First Year
Fall Semester   Lec Lab Cr
BCOM110 Software Applications 3 0 3
  OR
  Computer Elective* 3 0 3
BENG120 College Composition 3/4 0 3/4
BOFT117 Medical Terminology 3 0 3
  Humanities 3 0 3
  Lab Science** 3 2 4
  Semester Totals 15/16 2 16/17
 
Spring Semester   Lec Lab Cr
BPSY111 Psychology 3 0 3
  English 3 0 3
  Lab Science** 3 2 4
  Lab Science** 3 2 4
  Mathematics 3 0 3
  Semester Totals 15 4 17
Total Credits for the Year 33-34
 
Second Year
 
Fall Semester   Lec Lab Cr
BHUS111 Introduction to Human Services 3 0 3
BMED211 Pharmacology 3 0 3
  Elective 3 0 3
  Lab Science** 3 2 4
  Liberal Arts 3 0 3
  Semester Totals 15 2 16
 
Spring Semester   Lec Lab Cr
 
BCHE112 Nutrition 3 0 3
  Elective 3 0 3
  Lab Science** 3 2 4
  Liberal Arts 3 0 3
  Social Science 3 0 3
  Semester Totals 15 2 16
Total Credits for the Year 32
 
  Degree Total     65-66
 

 

*As approved by advisor

**The following courses qualify for Lab Sciences:  BIO111 General Biology, BIO114 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, BIO115 Human Anatomy and Physiology II, BIO120 Human Biology, BIO211 Microbiology, CHE111 Chemistry, ENV110 Introduction to Environmental Sciences, and ENV118 Conservation Biology.

NOTE: The Health Science Program requires a grade of C+ in BBIO114, BBIO115 and BBIO211 (these courses must be completed within the past 5 years). Students must meet prerequisites for all courses.

For Level 1 applicants to the Nursing program, proof of high school courses in Biology with lab, Chemistry with lab & Algebra I with a grade of C or better is required (completed within the past 5 years). In addition to these courses, MAT087, MAT089 and/or CHE089 may be required depending upon college-admission placement test scores or lack of prerequisites.