The purpose of the 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.
Learn more about a career in this field, how much it typically pays, what the demand is, and how your education can help you become qualified.
For the most up-to-date information about this program, including courses, credits, and other requirements, please refer to our College Catalog.