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Health Science (A.S.)

The Associate of Science (A.S.) in Health Sciences will provide prospective students with the opportunity to obtain their career and professional goals across an aggregate of credentials within the School of Health Sciences.  The A.S. in Health Sciences is a degree completion program that requires successful completion of 60 credits as a preparatory option for students wishing to pursue the next level of higher education and admission into a baccalaureate health professions degree such as the B.S. in Nursing or the B.S. in Respiratory Therapy.  

Curriculum for Associate of Science in Health Science

Core Curriculum (Credit: 42 hours)

Area A: Essential Skills (Credit: 9 hours)

Required English Courses (Credit: 6 hours)
ENGL 1101English Composition I

3 credits

AND

ENGL 1102English Composition II

3 credits

OR

ENGL 1002HHonors English Composition II

3 credits

Math Elective (Credit: 3 hours)

Choose one of the following courses:

MATH 1001Quantitative Reasoning

3 credits

MATH 1101Introduction to Mathematical Modeling

3 credits

MATH 1111College Algebra

3 credits

MATH 1112Plane Trigonometry

3 credits

MATH 1113Precalculus Mathematics

3 credits

MATH 1113HHonors Precalculus

3 credits

MATH 1251Calculus I

4 credits

Area B: Institutional Option (Credit: 4 hours)

HS Perspectives Courses preferred: HS 1001; HS 1002; HS 1003; HS 1005.

Perspectives Elective

4 credits

Area C: Humanities and Fine Arts (Credit: 6 hours)

Humanities - 3 credit hours

Fine Arts - 3 credit hours

Area C Elective

3 credits

Area C Elective

3 credits

Area D: Science, Math, and Technology (Credit: 11-12 hours)

Choose an 8-credit hour science sequence from the following sets of classes:

Biology
BIOL 2107KPrinciples of Biology I

4 credits

BIOL 2108KPrinciples of Biology II

4 credits

Prerequisite for BIOL 2107K: CHEM 1211K

Prerequisite for BIOL 2108K: Must make a grade of C or higher in BIOL 2107K

Chemistry
CHEM 1211KPrinciples of Chemistry I

4 credits

CHEM 1212KPrinciples of Chemistry II

4 credits

Prerequisite for CHEM 1211K: Must make a grade of 'C' or higher in MATH 1111

Prerequisite for CHEM 1212K: Must make a grade of 'C' or higher in CHEM 1211K

Area D Elective Math
MATH 1200Elementary Statistics

3 credits

OR

MATH 1200HHonors Elementary Statistics

3 credits

Area E: Social Sciences (Credit: 12 hours)


American History (Credit: 3 hours)

Choose one of the following courses:

HIST 2111United States History to 1865

3 credits

HIST 2111HHonors United States History to 1865

3 credits

HIST 2112United States History since 1865

3 credits

HIST 2112HHonors United States History Since 1865

3 credits

These courses will satisfy the state requirements in U.S. and Georgia history.

Political Science (Credit: 3 hours)

Choose one of the following courses:

POLS 1101American Government

3 credits

POLS 1101HHonors American Government

3 credits

These courses will satisfy the state requirements in U.S. and Georgia Constitution.
Area E Electives Credit 6 hours

Choose two (2) of the following courses:

PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 1101HHonors Introduction to General Psychology

3 credits

SOCI 1101Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

SOCI 1101HHonors Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

SOCI 1160Introduction to Social Problems

3 credits

Area F: Lower Division Major Requirement (Credit: 18 hours)

BIOL 1114KAnatomy and Physiology I

4 credits

BIOL 1124KAnatomy and Physiology II

4 credits

BIOL 1134KMicrobiology for Health Sciences

4 credits

PSYC 2103Introduction to Human Development

3 credits

HS 2000Medical Terminology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 60