Associate of Science in Health Science (Pre-Nursing)
The Associate of Science degree program in Health Science (Pre-Nursing) is designed to provide the foundational courses for students wishing to pursue admittance to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. For those students who do not gain this admittance, opportunities exist for positions in the biological, life, or health sciences.
The curriculum requires completion of a variety of general education courses, as well as foundational courses in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, microbiology, and nutrition for health and disease.
Graduates will have a variety of choices for future education or careers in keeping with the goals of the program.
- The program seeks to assist and support students in developing and carrying out an education and career plan based on an understanding of the demanding requirements for health science education and for a successful career in the health sciences or health professions.
- The program seeks to provide students with the academic knowledge, skills and tools to enable them to be successful in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
- The program seeks to prepare students to meet expectations for self-directed and lifelong learning and ongoing self-assessment.
The program is designed for completion by full-time students in 7 quarters. Successful completion of 92 quarter credit hours is required.