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Health Sciences Pathway

Degree Type : General Studies

Length: Four Semesters

This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in a health field. Students who desire to complete the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing, Veterinary Technology, Surgical Technology, Dental Assisting, or Paramedic should seek advisement through a program specific adviser and complete the courses specific to the degree desired.


* Students should consult their transfer institution or the STARS templates. See an academic advisor for assistance.

* Students desiring to enter an associate degree health program often apply to the program after completion of the second semester in the Health Sciences Degree. Dental Assisting, Paramedic, Associate Degree Nursing, Surgical Technology, and Veterinary Technology are health program offerings. Please, check the degree pathways for program of choice for more information.

Semester One

  • MTH 100 Intermediate Algebra is the minimum requirement for an associate in applied science degree in nursing, paramedic, surgical technology, and veterinary technology. MTH 116 Mathematical Applications is the minimum requirement for Dental Assisting.
  •   BIO 103 may be waived for those intending on completing the Associate in Applied Science Degree. Students must have completed a college science course, high school anatomy & physiology, or a health program certificate. Please consult the Allied Health Sciences Division Chair to see if qualified.  Note that BIO 103 is necessary for the four-year degree.
  • SPH 106 or SPH 107 fulfills the Speech requirement.

Item # Title Credits
BIO 103 Principles of Biology I 4
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ORI 101 Orientation to College 1
PSY 200 General Psychology 3
MTH 112 or more advanced + 3
SPH 106 or SPH 107 + 3
Sub-total Credits 17

Semester Two

*Dental Assisting requires SOC 200 Introduction to Sociology in place of PSY 210 Human Growth and Development.

Item # Title Credits
BIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective (I) + 3
PSY 210 Human Growth and Development 3
Sub-total Credits 16

Semester Three

Item # Title Credits
BIO 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 220 General Microbiology 4
BUS 271 or MTH 265 + 3
History Sequence (Part I) + 3
Literature Elective + 3
Sub-total Credits 17

Complete Graduation Application

Semester Four

Select an English Literature or History course to complete a sequence; for example, HIS 121 & 122 or ENG 271 & 272.

Item # Title Credits
PHL 206 Ethics and Society 3
CHM 104 or CHM 111 + 4
ECO 231 or ECO 232 or SOC 200 + 3
History Sequence (Part II) + 3
Sub-total Credits 13


*Depending on the program or course, a student may also be required to purchase certain necessary tools and supplies.





Financial Aid is Available


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