Pursue an Associate Degree in Health Sciences

Program Overview

The Health Sciences program at Dean is designed to provide you with a foundation of health science knowledge within the context of a broad-based education. 

Associate Degree 

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Below you will find a table of course numbers, course names and the credits required to earn an Associate Degree in Health Sciences. 

Course Number  Course Name  Credit Required  Total Credits 
ENG 111 Composition I  3  
ENG 112 Composition II 3  
SPC 101  Communication Fundamentals  3  
BIO 171  Anatomy and Physiology  4  
Core Distribution  Mathematics Elective  3  
Core Distribution Arts Elective  3  
Core Distribution Humanities Elective  3  
Core Distribution Natural Sciences/Mathematics Elective  3  
Core Distribution Social Sciences Elective  3  
  Total Core    28
HSCI 111 Introduction to Health Sciences 3  
BIO 172 Anatomy and Physiology II 4  
CHM 151 Chemistry I  4  
CHM 152 Chemistry II  4  
BIO 211 Microbiology  4  
MTH 130  Introductory Statistics  3  
PHL 115 Ethics  3  
PSY 111 General Psychology  3  
  Total Major    28
  Elective (choose 2 at 3 credits each) 3  
  Total Electives   6
  Total Credits  62 62

View the School of Continuing Studies Academic Catalog for more program information and requirements. 

Curriculum Overview

Offering a blend of liberal arts and natural sciences, courses in the Health Sciences program are sequenced to provide you with prerequisite content requirements to prepare you for a smooth transition to a four-year program in many health-related fields either through a concentration in pre-nursing or general health with classes including anatomy, chemistry, microbiology, ethics and psychology. 

Skills Acquired

As an Associate degree graduate, numerous opportunities await. You will have earned all prerequisite content requirements to prepare you for a smooth transition in programs such as nursing, health science, exercise physiology, health education, medical laboratory science, respiratory therapy or nutrition.  

Uniquely Dean 

  • Small classes led by Dean professors who are professionals in their field.
  • Practical experience woven through the entire curriculum.
  • A holistic approach that utilizes case studies, traditional and real-world learning to keep up with trends and remain current with the today’s fast-moving world.