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
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.
- 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)