Explore the exciting world of healthcare professions with an associate degree in health sciences from Dean College.

The demand for skilled healthcare professionals continues to grow. With an associate degree in health sciences from Dean College, you’ll be ready to continue your studies in health education, public health and beyond.

Program Overview

The health sciences program at Dean combines a strong foundation in health-related fields with broad-based coursework in the liberal arts. You’ll study physical, cognitive, psychological and social development throughout the human life cycle, along with courses in subjects such as:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry
  • Nutrition and food science
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Ethics

Coursework has been specially designed to facilitate a smooth transition to a four-year degree in health sciences.

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Beyond the Classroom

As a student in the Health Sciences program at Dean, you’ll immerse yourself in real-world learning in and out of the classroom. For example, allied health practitioners often visit campus to answer questions, offer career advice and provide professional connections.

When you graduate, you’ll be ready to continue your education with a bachelor’s degree at Dean College or another four-year institution. And you’ll prepare to launch a rewarding career in health education, public health, medical office management and beyond. 

Uniquely Dean

A Dean College student with a professor in a lab. Discover the unique programming that the Dean College Health Sciences program has to offer.
  • Integrate theoretical learning with hands-on opportunities in the health-care field.
  • Learn from faculty who have real-world experience in health careers. 
  • Hear from allied health practitioners who come to campus to share their experiences and offer career advice.  
  • Dean College was ranked #5 in Best Undergraduate Teaching in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Colleges, North category. 

Degree Offerings

  • Associate Degree*

*The course listing below is based on the Associate Degree program.

Health Science Courses

Course Number Course Title Credits
HSCI 111 Introduction to the Health Sciences 3
BIO 172 Anatomy and Physiology ll 4
BIO 211 Microbiology 4
CHM 151 Chemistry l 4
CHM 152 Chemistry ll 4
MTH 130 Introductory Statistics 3
PHL 115 Ethics 3
PSY 111 General Psychology 3
DCA 100 Campus Connections: Making the Transition 1
DCA 110 Career Connections: Developing Your Brand 1
DCA 200 Internship Connections: Creating Your Plan 1
Total Credits 31

Course Number Course Title Credits
ENG 111 Composition l 3
ENG 112 Composition ll 3
SPC 101 Communication Fundamentals 3
MATH ELECTIVE Core Mathematics Elective 3
BIO 171 Anatomy and Physiology l 4
ARTS ELECTIVE Core Distribution Arts Elective 3
NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATH ELECTIVE Core Distribution Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective 3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE Core Distribution Humanities Elective 3
SOCIAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE Core Distribution Social Sciences Elective 3
Total Credits 28

Course Number Course Title Credits
ELE Electives 3
Total Credits 3

* Subject to change
** Based on the Dean College Academic Catalog 2021-22