Purpose: The purpose of the proposed Associate of Science (AS) in Health Science program is to provide a community college career pathway for students seeking health careers requiring a baccalaureate or higher-level degree. The program and its course of study is intended to provide students with a general course of study that parallels the freshman and sophomore years of Bachelor of Health Science programs at most colleges and universities.
Students will be able to take this relevant transfer coursework at the more affordable community college price.
The proposed program will provide students an opportunity to complete a program that will articulate with baccalaureate degree programs in the high demand health science and health-related fields. The highlights of the curriculum include a core of courses emphasizing wellness and scientific inquiry, with a focus on three distinct tracks for students interested in the health science field: public health, exercise science, and/or pre-professional tracks in Health Professions. The program also contains the general education courses needed for transfer into a baccalaureate program. Students who are interested in transferring should meet with Academic Advising early to determine and discuss the requirements of their intended four-year institution.