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Pre-Health Professions (A.S.)

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A.S. Degree

Program Description

The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Pre-Health Care Professions is designed to provide the foundation necessary for transfer to a four year degree program in a pre-health care field, accredited health diploma or certificate program. This program is designed to prepare students for admission to their choice in of health related fields. In this program, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics will provide students with a solid background toward their chosen health career program,

Obtaining the Degree

To earn the Associate of Science degree, students must:

  • Matriculate into the program.
  • Admission to the program is restricted to students who are fully prepared for the level of work required. Entering students will be tested for English, math, and reading deficiencies.
  • Students are expected to remediate deficiencies prior to matriculation.
  • Satisfactorily complete all degree requirements, including General Education and Major Requirements.


Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  1. Transfer to a four- year college or university for further study in a health care program.
  2. Show a comprehensive understanding of anatomical and physiological aspects of the human body.
  3. Gain a fundamental understanding of the scientific method.
  4. Have a solid knowledge of a broad range of mathematical principles and techniques and abilities to apply them.
  5. Introduce the mental processes and behavior associated with human psychology
  6. Learn to analyze and critically evaluate situation based problems.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be prepared for transfer to a four- year college or university.

Credit hours: 24/25

Major Requirements

Credit hours: 37/40

Typical Sequence of Courses

Total Credits (14/15)

Total Credits (16/18)

Total Credits (15)

Semester IV

Total Credits (16/17)

Minimum credits to earn A.S. degree: 61

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