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ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE
Health Sciences
 


The Associate of Science (AS) degree from Health Sciences provides a variety of different routes/tracks that you can take. Earning your AS degree from the Health Sciences department can point you in the right direction to further your professional career. 

 

DISCOVER


  • Flexible course delivery formats are available in a face-to-face settings, online, concurrent enrollment or through independent study
     
  • Learn from our experienced instructors who thoroughly understand the industry
     
  • Tracks are provide for students to choose a more personalized path that meets their educational and professional goals
     
  • Graduate with skills that can help you pursue a medical or health professions career 

LEARN


The Associate of Science degree in Health Sciences can provide a wide variety of skills depending on your ever upward path. 

Some skills include:

  • Knowledge of human anatomy and pathophysiology
  • Medical terminology
  • Clinical and laboratory skills
  • Applying knowledge to case studies
  • Patient care
  • Knowledge of the healthcare system
  • Understanding and applying evidence-based research 
ACHIEVE

As an Associate of Science graduate, you can go on to pursue a Bachelors of Science, healthcare professional certificates, advanced educational opportunities, or you can begin working with the skills you have developed. Graduates with an AS degree, often go on to things like:

  • Healthcare administration
  • Healthcare internships
  • Advanced healthcare professional degrees, see the Dumke College of Health Professions degrees & programs.
  • Entry level healthcare positions (particularly ones that require medical terminology)

COURSE LAYOUT

before you begin, get to know what courses will be required for this degree  


  • Core Courses


    General education requirements should be completed first or concurrently with Health Sciences core requirements.

     

    Required Prerequisite Courses for all tracks:

    • HTHS 1101: Medical Terminology (2)
    • HTHS 1110 LS: Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) 
    • HTHS 1111: Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)


    OR

    • HTHS 1101: Medical Terminology (2)
    • ZOOL 2100: Human Anatomy (4) 
    • ZOOL 2200 LS: Human Physiology (4) 
       

     

    Total Credit Hours Required: 10


     

  • Elective Courses


    After you select a Associate of Science degree track below, you can map out the additional courses and credits you will need to complete the minimum credit hour requirement (60 credit hours) for an associate of science degree. Below are some course options.

    • HTHS 1103: Introduction to Health Careers and Care in a Diverse Society (3) 
    • HTHS 2830: Health Sciences Directed Readings (1-3)
    • HTHS 2904: Information Resources in the Health Professions (1)
    • HTHS 3240: Pharmacology Principles and Clinical Applications (3)
    • HTHS 3328: Pathophysiology of Cells and Tissues (2)
    • HTHS 3329: Pathophysiology of Organs and Systems (2)
    • NEUR 2050: Introduction to Neuroscience (3) 
    • PAR 1000 INT: Emergency Medical Technician (4) 
    • PAR 1001: Emergency Medical Technician Lab (2)
    • HIM 2250: Health Care Privacy and Security (3)
    • HIM 3000: Health Informatics (3)
    • HIM 3200: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3)
    • HIM 3300: Introduction to Quality Improvement (3)
    • HAS 3000: The Healthcare System (3)
    • HAS 4400: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Administration (3)
    • MLS 4410: Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams
  • Dental Hygiene Track


    • HTHS 1120: Case Studies in Health Sciences (3)
    • HTHS 2230: Introductory Pathopysiology (3)  
    • HTHS 2231: Introductory Pathopysiology Laboratory (1) 
    • HTHS 2240: Introduction to Pharmacology (3)
      OR HTHS 3240: Pharmacology Principles and Clinical Applications  (3)







    Total Credit Hours: 10

  • Health Sciences General Track


    Not ready to declare your career path? That's okay! Plan your academic schedule around our general track and discover what interest you.

    • HTHS 1103: Introduction to Health Careers and Care in Diverse Society (3)
    • HTHS 1120: Case Studies in Health Sciences (3)
    • HTHS 2230: Introductory Pathophysiology (3)
    • HTHS 2231: Introductory Pathophysiology Laboratory (1) 
    • HTHS 2240: Introduction to Pharmacology (3)
      OR HTHS 3240: Pharmacology Principles and Clinical Applications  (3)



    Total credit hours: 13

  • Medical Laboratory Sciences Track


    • MLS 1113: Introduction to Medical Laboratory Practices (4)*
    • MLS 1114: Principles of Hematology and Hemostasis (4)* 
    • HTHS 1120: Case Studies in Health Sciences (3)
       

    *Online MLS students must have a signed affiliation agreement prior to registering for these courses.

     

    Total credit hours: 11

  • Nursing Track


    • HTHS 1120: Case Studies in Health Sciences (3) 
    • HTHS 2230: Introductory Pathophysiology (3) 
    • HTHS 2231: Introductory Pathophysiology Laboratory (1) 
    • HTHS 2240: Introduction to Pharmacology (3)
      OR HTHS 3240: Pharmacology Principles and Clinical Applications  (3)

     



    Total credit hours: 10

  • Radiologic Sciences Track


    • RADT 1022: Introduction to Radiologic Technology (2)
    • RADT 1542: Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning V (2)
    • RADT 1681: Clinical Simulation V (1)
    • RADT 2803: Independent Research (1-3)
    • RADT 2921: Workshop, Conferences and Telecourse (1-3)

     

     


    Total Credit Hours: 7-11

  • Respiratory Track


    • HTHS 1120: Case Studies in Health Sciences (3)
    • HTHS 2230: Introductory Pathophysiology (3)
    • HTHS 2231: Introductory Pathophysiology Laboratory (1)
    • HTHS 2240: Introduction to Pharmacology (3)
      OR HTHS 3240: Pharmacology Principles and Clinical Applications (3)
    • REST 1540: Survey of Respiratory Therapy (1)
    • REST 1560: Multi-Skilled Health Care Worker (1)

     

    Total credit hours: 12


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