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Science for Health Professions, Associate in Science

Effective: Fall, 2016

The Science for Health Professions Program is designed for students who plan to transfer and continue their education in an allied health or pre-medical field at another institution.  It provides the basic sciences and mathematics needed for a variety of programs, including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Baccalaureate Nursing, Physician Assistant, Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Optometry, and Podiatry. Since admission requirements to other institutions vary, students should obtain information on entrance requirements for the specific school and program in which they are interested. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with both the Transfer Office at DCCC and their advisor regarding the best course selections for their transfer.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of biological and chemical principles and concepts applicable to the health sciences.
  • Perform selected tasks relative to laboratory experiments in the biological and chemical sciences.
  • Use the scientific method to gather and interpret data and draw conclusions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of mathematical principles and concepts.

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First Semester (14-15 credits)

CoursesCredits
ENG 100 - English Composition I3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
BIO 110 - General Biology I4
BIO 150 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
CHE 101 - Introduction to General Chemistry4
CHE 110 - General Chemistry I4
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
MAT 121 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
MAT 151 - College Algebra4
MAT 152 - Precalculus4
MAT 160 - Calculus I4

Second Semester (16-17 credits)

CoursesCredits
ENG 112 - English Composition II: Writing About Literature3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
COMM 100 - Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 111 - Public Speaking3
Electives
Mathematics Required Elective (3-4 Credits)
Laboratory Science Required Electives (4 Credits)
Any transferable Diversity and Social Justice and Global Understanding designated Social Science course (3 credits)

Third Semester (16-17 credits)

CoursesCredits
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
DPR 100 - Introduction to Information Technology3
DPR 101 - Introduction to Computer Science3
Electives
Laboratory Science Required Elective (4 Credits)
Mathematics/Science Required Elective (3-4 Credits)
Social Science Electives (3 Credits)
Humanities Elective (3 credits)

Fourth Semester (15-17 credits)

Electives
Mathematics /Science Required Electives (6-8 Credits)
Social Science Elective (3 Credits)
Open Elective (6 credits)

Total Credits: 61-66



Mathematics (3-4 credits): Select from: MAT 100 or 128, 121, 151, 152, 160, 161, 200, 210, 230, 260, 261
Laboratory Science (8 credits): Select from: BIO 110, 111, 150, 151, 200, 210, 230, 240, 250; CHE 101, 102, 110, 111, 200, 201; PHY 110, 111, 131, 132
Mathematics/Science (9-12 credits): Select from: MAT 100 or 128, 121, 151, 152, 160, 161, 200, 210, 230, 260, 261; BIO 110, 111, 150, 151, 200, 210, 230, 240, 250; CHE 101, 102, 110, 111, 200, 201; PHY 110, 111, 131, 132 


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