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Associate in Health Science Courses

Health Science Curriculum

In addition to major core requirements, all students enrolled in associate degree programs must complete a minimum of at least 24 credits in general education competencies.

The curriculum consists of the College's 24-credit general education core, a minimum 9 credit Health Science core and 12 Health Science electives, a minimum of 6 credits in the social and physical science, and an additional 9 elective credits. A minimum of 60 credits is needed for degree completion.

General Education Core - 24-25 Credits
ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 1XX Writing Competency (WR) 3
COM 1XX Communications Competency (COM) 3
CAP 1XX Computer Literacy Competency (CL) 3
MATH 1XX Math Competency (MATH) 3
  Science Competency (SCI) 3-4
PSY 112 Introduction to Psychology (SS) 3
  Cultural Competency (CU or E/P) 3

Non-Major Core Requirements - 6 credits
IDA 120 Intellectual Discovery Strategies OR Social Science Elective 3
SCI 1XX Science elective 3

Health Science Major Core - Minimum of 9 credits
HSC 101 Introduction to Healthcare 3
HSC 105 Medical Terminology 3
HSC 110 Medicine and Society 3
HSC 111 Medical Law and Ethics* 3
HSC 120 Health and Wellness 3
HSC 205 Plague, Epidemics, and Society 3
HSC 240 Introduction to Alternative and Complementary Medicine 3
HSC 299 Health Science Internship Experience 3

Health Science Electives - Minimum of 12 credits

Twelve (12) credits from the courses offered by the Department of Health and Natural Sciences.


Open Electives – Minimum of 9 credits

Total Credits: 


60-61

Students opting for the Health Care Career Exploration option choose electives based on individual goals and needs. Students opting for the Associate Degree Completion option may be awarded credit for licensure, certification, or registry in a healthcare profession. This credit can be applied to the Health Science or open elective credit requirement.

*With permission of the Program Director, HSC 111 - Medical Law and Ethics may be used to fulfill the Humanities elective. Nine (9) additional credits must still be taken from the health science major core.


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Course sections noted with an 'H' are delivered in a hybrid format (a combination of on-campus and online learning).
Course sections noted with an 'O' are delivered in an online format.

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