Apr 21, 2024  
2024-2025 NOVA Catalog 
    
2024-2025 NOVA Catalog

Health Sciences, A.S.

Location(s): AL, AN, LO, MA, WO


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CIP Code: 51.0000

NOVA Code: 620

Purpose: The academic foundation in this degree will allow students to continue their education by applying to a competitive program at the Medical Education Campus or prepare for entry to a variety of allied health or health sciences baccalaureate programs. Students should consult an academic advisor in selecting electives to this curriculum.

Transfer Information: Since four-year colleges can vary in their course and GPA requirements for a health science major, please consult a counselor or an academic advisor regarding specific requirements and course selection.

Recommended Preparation: Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English; 2 units of mathematics (algebra and geometry); 1 unit of laboratory science; and 1 unit of social studies.

Two Years


Total 15-17 credits


Total 15 credits


Total 16 credits


Total Credits for A.S. Health Sciences: 60-62 credits


Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.

MTH 155  is not available for credit since MTH 245  is a required course for this degree program, as credit will not be awarded for both courses.

May substitute HLT 141  or HLT 143 . However, transfer elective should be added, if total degree credits do not equal at least 60.

May substitute CST 100 CST 110 CST 126 .

Requirement may be met by a General Education course or the following: BIO 145 BIO 150 BIO 206 CHM 241 CHM 245 DMS 100 CST 229 DIT 121 ,  HLT 110 , HLT 230  , ITE 152 PSY 240 RAD 105 , or RTH 120 ,

5 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives 

See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives 

7 Select any HIS courses listed under social/behavioral sciences in General Education Electives 

8 See physical and life science courses listed under General Education Electives 

 

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