Graduation

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

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Faculty

Dr. Ahmed Lakhani, Ph.D.

Program Director for Biomedical Science, Medical Lab Science, Life Science, Forensic Science and Health Sciences; Associate Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Edward Draper, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

Tracy Stone, M.S., CSCS

Program Director, Kinesiology

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Program

Objectives and requirements

67 credit hours
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.
Communication:
  • 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.

First Year

Fall Semester
  • 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
Spring Semester
  • 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

Second Year

Fall Semester
  • 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
Spring Semester
  • 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
Summer Semester
  • NSG 129 – Nursing Concepts (taken from MU)

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