Associate of Science in Health Science (AS-HS)
The Associate of Science in Health Science (AS-HS) is built on a strong liberal arts foundation and provides students with a broad understanding of Health Science theories and models and their application to real-world situations. It introduces them to the biological, behavioral, social and cultural dimensions of promoting and protecting individual and societal health and well-being. The program is appropriate for those considering entry-level opportunities in government, private and non-profit organizations as well as for those considering study towards a Bachelor of Science Degree.
The program requires a minimum of 62 semester hour credits. Students must complete a minimum of 20 courses. Each course is 9 weeks in length. Students earn 3 credit hours in all courses with two exceptions: BIOL 1121 Biology 1 for Health Studies Majors and BIOL 1122 Biology 2 for Health Studies Majors carry 4 credit hours each.
Students pursuing an Associate of Science in Health Science degree must complete all required courses in their chosen major as outlined below.
Students must pass the following three prerequisites before they can begin taking courses in the major:
|Biology 1 for Health Studies Majors
|Introduction to Human Psychology
|Introduction to Sociology
Required Courses in the Major
|Biology 2 for Health Studies Majors
|Human Anatomy & Physiology (proctored course)
|Health Science 1 (proctored course)
|Health Science 2
Other Electives: Students pursuing an Associate of Science in Health Science degree may choose additional elective courses beyond those specified in the General Education requirements, and/or select introductory courses in other majors, and/or take additional courses in a student’s major that may not be required for the degree.
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