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  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Catalog (2017 - 2018)

Pre-Health Professions (A.S.)


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A.S. Degree

Program Description

The Associate of Science in Pre-Health Professions degree 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.

Career Opportunities

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

Program Objectives

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

  1. Identify anatomical structures and explain physiological aspects and functions of the human body.
  2. Demonstrate the use of scientific and mathematical reasoning in the critical analysis and evaluation of problems and in the development of research-based solutions.
  3. Discuss the mental processes and behavior associated with human psychology.
  4. Demonstrate mastery of vocabulary and appropriate terminology to effectively communicate information related to anatomy and physiology.

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.

Credit hours: 23-24


Major Requirements


Credit hours: 37-40


Recommended Sequence of Courses


Semester I


Total Credits (14/15)


Total Credits (16)


Semester III


Total Credits (14)


Semester IV


Total Credits (16/17)


Minimum credits to earn A.S. degree: 60-64


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