Catalog & Student Handbook 2022-2023 
    Jul 24, 2024  
Catalog & Student Handbook 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, Health Sciences Specialization, AA&S

Associate of Arts & Sciences:  General Studies, Specialization in Health Sciences     

The purpose of the Specialization in Health Sciences is to prepare students to transfer to four-year baccalaureate degree programs in healthcare and health sciences. Through instruction, students develop skills and knowledge in Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, and several health related courses.

Occupational Objectives:
Employment opportunities for graduates in the Health Sciences specialization include staff positions in hospitals, medical centers, and other entry level, non-licensure healthcare fields. Graduates may transfer to a four-year college or university for bachelor degrees in such fields such as exercise science, health promotion, allied health, and health sciences.

Program Requirements:
In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, completion of General Studies program requires competency in English and Math – MDE 10 as demonstrated through direct enrollment and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required EDE and/or MDE units or the equivalent.  Students are urged to become acquainted with the requirements of the major department in the college or university to which transfer is contemplated, and also to consult with the Student Services Office of the community college in planning their program and selecting electives. Note the guaranteed admission and articulation agreements referenced in the Admissions section apply only to students who complete the Associate Degree.

Suggested Credits for Semester: 14

Second Semester

Suggested Credits for Semester: 15

Suggested Credits for Semester: 16

Suggested Credits for Semester: 16

Total Minimum Credits Required for Degree: 61

Recommended Electives (see advisor for more options)

1Orientation Electives - SDV 100 SDV 101  

Electives - BIO 141 , BIO 231 

3 Electives - BIO 142 , BIO 232 

4 Health or PED Electives - HLT 105 HLT 106 HLT 110 HLT 116 HLT 160 PED 107 PED 109 PED 111 PED 129 PED 147 PED 183  

5 Literature Electives - ENG 241 ENG 242 ENG 243 ENG 244   

6 Mathematics Electives -  MTH 154 MTH 155 , MTH 161 MTH 162 MTH 261 MTH 262 MTH 263 MTH 265 MTH 266 MTH 267  

7 CHM 112   is recommended for students pursuing Health/Exercise Science

8PED Electives PED 107 PED 109 , PED 147