Program Overview

The Associate in Science degree in Allied Health Science is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year program or a community college allied-health occupation program, such as Respiratory Therapy, Dental Hygiene, Radiologic Technology, or Registered Nurse. Students who plan to apply to a specific allied health occupation program must first complete a set of prerequisite courses. Students who complete the prerequisites for one of these programs will complete this major in the process. Prerequisites can vary slightly from one school to another or may change from one year to the next, so students should check with the targeted school for the current prerequisites needed. Careers in Allied Health professions are among the fastest growing occupations.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses Units
BIOL 240 General Microbiology 4 units
BIOL 250 Human Anatomy 4 units
BIOL 260 Human Physiology 5 units
CHEM 410 Chemistry for Health Sciences 4 units
CHEM 210 General Chemistry I 5 units
Plus a selection of at least 3 units from the following: Units
BIOL 110 Principles of Biology 4 units
BIOL 130 Human Biology 3 units
BIOL 215 Organismal Biology: Core I 5 units
BIOL 230 Introduction to Cell Biology: Core II 5 units
BIOL 310 Nutrition 3 units
CHEM 220 General Chemistry II 5 units
EMC. 400 Emergency Medical Responder 2.5 units
PHYS 210 General Physics I 4 units
Total Required Major Units: 20 - 23

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.