UnderGraduate catalog: 2020/21 term 1

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.

Prerequisites

Students must pass the following three prerequisites before they can begin taking courses in the major:

BIOL 1121 Biology 1 for Health Studies Majors
PSYC 1111 Introduction to Human Psychology
SOC 1502 Introduction to Sociology

Required Courses in the Major

BIOL 1122 Biology 2 for Health Studies Majors
HS 2211 Human Anatomy & Physiology (proctored course)
HS 2212 Infectious Diseases
HS 2611 Nutrition
HS 2711 Health Science 1 (proctored course)
HS 2712 Health Science 2

Program Electives

HS 3210 Human Diseases
HS 3814 Community Health

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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Health Science Student, United States