Health Science

Transfer Major

Department of Health Sciences
Allied Health 008/009 • Phone 215-968-8353 (option 3)
Curriculum Code No. 1108

The Associate Degree in Health Science is designed to prepare the graduate to transfer into baccalaureate degree programs in health fields. The degree also provides the student with pre-requisite courses necessary to enter one of the College’s health care programs.

Graduates of this program are able to:

  • Demonstrate appropriate, professional written and communication skills;
  • Demonstrate effective problem-solving skills and critical thinking skills;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the health care field as it relates to psychological, social, and legal implications; and
  • Demonstrate a strong foundation in the health sciences.

Degree Course Requirements

Course Credits
BIOL181
Human Anatomy and Physiology I A,7
4
BIOL182
Human Anatomy and Physiology II A
4
BIOL228
Microbiology A
4
CHEM101
Chemistry A A,2,6,7
4
CISC100
Digital Literacy 9
3
COLL101
College Success Seminar
1
COMM110
Effective Speaking B,4,5
3
COMP110
English Composition I B,2,10
3
COMP111
English Composition II A,2,4,10
3
HLTH103
Life & Health 2
3
OR
HLTH200
Introduction to Women’s Health Issues 2,3
3
HLTH120N
Nutrition with a Registered Dietician 2,4,7
3
MATH120
College Algebra B,6
4
MEDA120
Medical Terminology
3
MEDA205
Medical Law and Ethics
3
PSYC110
Introduction to Psychology A,2,3,8
3
PSYC181
Developmental Psychology - Lifespan A
3
SOCI110
Introduction to Sociology 2,3,8
3
Arts/Humanities C,1 3
General Electives D 3
Total Credit Hours 60

Recommended Semester Sequence

The recommended course sequence is designed for full-time students who average 15 credit hours per semester. Students may need more time to complete major requirements based on placement testing. This additional time will entail some adjustments to the sequence recommended.

First Semester

Course Credits
COLL101
College Success Seminar
1
CHEM101
Chemistry A A,2,6,7
4
COMP110
English Composition I B,2,10
3
MEDA120
Medical Terminology
3
PSYC110
Introduction to Psychology A,2,3,8
3
Total Credit Hours 14

Second Semester

Course Credits
BIOL181
Human Anatomy and Physiology I A,7
4
COMP111
English Composition II A,2,4,10
3
MATH120
College Algebra B,6
4
COMM110
Effective Speaking B,4,5
3
Arts/Humanities C,1 3
Total Credit Hours 17

Third Semester

Course Credits
BIOL182
Human Anatomy and Physiology II A
4
HLTH103
Life & Health 2
3
OR
HLTH200
Introduction to Women’s Health Issues 2,3
3
HLTH120N
Nutrition with a Registered Dietician 2,4,7
3
SOCI110
Introduction to Sociology 2,3,8
3
CISC100
Digital Literacy 9
3
Total Credit Hours 16

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
BIOL228
Microbiology A
4
MEDA205
Medical Law and Ethics
3
PSYC181
Developmental Psychology - Lifespan A
3
General Electives D 3
Total Credit Hours 13

A Course requires prerequisites
B Placement testing required
C Arts/Humanities Requirement: Consult the approved list of courses.
D Any course may be chosen. Consult with academic advisor.

1 Satisfies Arts/Humanities
2 Satisfies Critical Thinking
3 Satisfies Diversity
4 Satisfies Information Literacy
5 Satisfies Oral Communication
6 Satisfies Quantitative Literacy
7 Satisfies Scientific Literacy
8 Satisfies Social Sciences
9 Satisfies Technological Competence
10 Satisfies Writing

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