A.S. in Health Science
CALUMET COLLEGE OF ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH SCIENCE PROGRAM SUPPORTS YOUR PASSION TO BECOME A NURSE
The Associate of Science in Health Science degree includes the first two years of study toward a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
In the Health Science program, you will
- Advance your scientific knowledge and critical thinking skills
- Hone your research skills and problem-solving ability
- Develop specific expertise in areas of sample preparation, data analysis, scientific calculations and more
- Learn to communicate the results of scientific research verbally and in writing
- Solidify your awareness of the relevance of biological and chemical knowledge to human health and welfare
Accelerate Your Career
Explore Our Accelerated A.S. in Health Science
The Associate of Science in Health Science degree is also available in an accelerated, 16-month format. Students have the ability to enroll in one of three annual start dates in January, May, and August.
Accelerated Health Science graduates will be prepared to pursue several careers much more quickly than with a traditional degree.
Objectives and requirements
67 credit hours
Completion of this A.S. as planned meets all BSN general education requirements at MU except the second Theology course and completion of the minor (which can be completed in Psychology) which are all courses taken in the BS.
Scientific Knowledge and Critical Thinking:
- Students will demonstrate a level of competency for understanding core principles.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to locate and critically evaluate scientific information.
Research Skills and Problem Solving Ability:
- Students will demonstrate the ability to design studies to test the biological and chemical hypothesis.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to learn independently and to critically evaluate the significance of research results.
- Specific Expertise: Students will develop and justify a range of sample preparation, data analysis, various scientific calculations (enzyme kinetics, molarity, stoichiometry).
- Students will be able to validate techniques of analytical balances, autoclave, UV/Vis spectrometer, IR spectrometer, gel electrophoresis, simple and fractional distillation, PCR, DNA extraction, titrations, pH analysis and normalization.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate the results of scientific research verbally and in writing.
Ethics and Advocacy:
- Students will demonstrate the ability to design studies that meet professional ethical standards.
- Students will demonstrate an awareness of the relevance of biological and chemical knowledge to human health and welfare.
- EWPC 103 – English Composition
- GENL 100 – College Survival
- BIOL 115/L – Cell and Evolution and Lab
- Math 104/110/171 – Mathematics Course
- THEO 110 – Social Justice
- PSY 100 – Intro to Psychology
- PHIL 200 – Great Philosophical Ideas
- PSY 210 – Research Methodology
- ECON 160 – Economic Theory and Personal Finance
- EMCO 150 – Public Speaking
- BIOL 230/L – Microbiology and Lab
- Humanities General Education Requirement
- EMCO 111 – The Literary Experience
- PSY 340 – Developmental Psychology
- BIOL 300/L – Anatomy & Physiology and Lab
- CHEM 200/L – General Chemistry I and Lab
- SPN 103 – Introduction to Spanish I
- EMCO 204 – Academic Reading & Writing II
- BIOL 305/L – Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab
- CHEM 205/L – General Chemistry II and Lab
- PSY 335 – Abnormal Psychology
- HUM 110 – Foundations of Western Culture
- NSG 129 – Nursing Concepts (taken from MU)