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Health Sciences (AS)

About the Health Sciences Associate Degree 

The Associate in Science in Health Sciences program provides students who are interested in the health sciences with a strong curriculum based in the biological sciences, humanities, and social sciences. The curriculum is designed for students whose goal is to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program in biology, healthcare management, nursing or another health science-related program. 

Learning Outcomes

This program will provide students with the opportunity to develop the following competencies and ability to:

  • Demonstrate a foundation of knowledge in the natural sciences based on theory and laboratory skills
  • Use the Scientific Method to gather information and to come to conclusions
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically and to be able to solve problems by collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data
  • Display good communication skills
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical, cultural and social issues in the sciences

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Health Sciences Program Requirements

First Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
CS101 Computer Concepts and Applications  3  
EN101 English I 3  
EN102 English II   3
IS105 Common Experience 1  
MA107 College Algebra 3  
PS101 Introduction to Psychology    3
SC103 Introduction to Biology 4  
SC210 Public Health and Epidemiology    3
SC213 Microbiology   4
  Free Elective 3 3
  Total Credit 33


Second Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
HU210 Culture and Diversity and Healthcare 3  
MA121 Basic Statistics    3
PS105 Human Development    3
SC211 Anatomy and Physiology I 4  
SC212 Anatomy and Physiology II   4
SC110 Nutrition   3
SC133 Principles of Chemistry I 4  
SC134 Principles of Chemistry II   4
SC101 Introduction to Sociology  3  
  Humanities Elective  3  
  Total Credit 34