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    Associate Degree in Health Sciences

    Health care is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, leading to high demand for skilled professionals in every area of the field.

    An associate degree in health sciences from Dean College offers great preparation for a dynamic career in nursing, nutrition, public health, medical assisting or any other sector of the industry.

    The health sciences curriculum features in-depth coursework in anatomy, chemistry, nutrition and microbiology in addition to a broad foundation in the liberal arts. In small classes, you'll work closely with faculty members who will get to know you as an individual.

    Once completed, you'll be ready to transfer into a four-year program in nursing, exercise physiology, health science, health education, medical laboratory science, respiratory therapy, nutrition or another health care field. And Dean has excellent articulation agreements with many colleges and universities, making it easy to transfer

    Course Sequence

    Health Sciences

    MAJOR (28 credits) Credits
    STEM 111
    Intro to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    3
    BIO 172
    Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    4
    CHM 151
    General Chemistry I
    4
    CHM 152
    General Chemistry II
    4
    BIO 211
    Microbiology
    4
    MTH 130
    Introductory Statistics
    3
    PHL 115
    Ethics
    3
    PSY 111
    General Psychology
    3
    CORE (28 credits) Credits
    ENG 111
    Composition I
    3
    ENG 112
    Composition II
    3
    SPC 101
    Communication Fundamentals
    3
    MTH 150
    Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
    3
    BIO 171
    Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    4
    ART ELECTIVE
    Core Distribution Arts Elective
    3
    HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    Humanities Elective
    3
    NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATH ELECTIVE
    Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective
    3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    Social Sciences Elective
    3
    OPEN ELECTIVES (6 credits) Credits
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
    TOTAL CREDITS: 62 Credits

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