Health Science A.S. (HSCS)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

The Associate in Science Health Science degree is a comprehensive yet flexible transfer program designed to provide students with foundational courses in social and health sciences as well as a variety of general education electives for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The baccalaureate programs to which students may transfer include nursing, health science, nutrition, pharmaceutical marketing, health information management, public and community health and health services administration.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • develop an understanding of various career options in healthcare.
  • demonstrate comprehension of human and biological systems.
  • understand the laws and principles of science and apply them to the solution of problems.
  • acquire knowledge of the theories of human behavior as they relate to psycho-social development.
  • develop critical thinking and analytical skills through study of social sciences and humanities
  • have an academic background sufficient to transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor of science degree.
First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ENG 105 Research and Composition 3
BIO 163 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 3
SDS 105 Exploration of Health Science Careers 2
Elective General Education 3
Elective PED 1
Semester Total 15
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ENG 106 Introduction to Literature 3
BIO 164 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PSY 145 Human Growth and Development 3
Elective* Mathematics 3
Elective Humanities 3
Semester Total 16
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
SOC 150 Introduction to Sociology 3
Elective Laboratory Science 4-5
Elective Humanities 3
Elective** Free Elective 3
Elective General Education 3
Semester Total 16-17
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
Elective Laboratory Science 4-5
Elective General Education 3
Elective Science 3-5
Elective** Free Elective 3
Semester Total 13-16
Credit Total 60

Students should check with four-year college or university for the most appropriate transfer courses.

Suggested General Education and Social Science/Humanities Electives: ASL 101, ASL 105, BIO 105, CMN 105, ENG 111, PHI 205, PSY 242, PSY 243, SOC 151, SPN 105, SPN 106

*Except MAT 121, no math course below MAT 150.

**Suggested HIT 120 or appropriate transfer courses.