Health Sciences – Associates Degree

Want to be a nurse?

Our Associates Degree in Health Sciences fulfills the prerequisites you will need for junior-status entry into typical nursing programs.

Consult with the appropriate advisor in the Natural Sciences and Health Department.


62 credits: 28 credits in residence of which 12 must carry the BIO or PHS prefix.


BIO 221Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 222Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO 370Microbiology4
PHS 211General Chemistry I*4
PHS 212General Chemistry II4
Mathematics course – 100-level or higher**3-4
HE 240Nutrition3
PSY 140/141General Psychology3
SOC 140Principles of Sociology3
HD 230Life Span Human Development3
SS 351Cultural Anthropology3
OR SOC/HIS 340Ethnic Relations in America3
EN 101College Composition3
EN 200Advanced Composition3
BI 151The Bible as Literature3
Humanities Colloquy** HUM 210/211/212/213/3103
HE 150Personal Health and Fitness2
13 credits from the following**:
MA 342Statistical Methods4
MA 115Precalculus4
First Year Learning Community3
Religion course (BI, REL)2-3
Fine arts course (cultural/historical)2-3
HCA 270Context and Language of Healthcare2
Other elective credits chosen with advisor

*College Algebra competency is required prior to taking PHS 211.

**Mathematics, elective and humanities courses should be chosen in correlation with published entry requirements for the nursing schools of intended application.

Updated Oct. 2016