A.S. Health Science

Track 1 is for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health Science (BSHS), Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Radiographic Science, or Communication Science and Disorders programs.

Track 2 is for students pursuing the Medical Lab Science, Pharmacy, or other graduate-level health profession. (PA, PT, OT, Medical, Dental, etc.)

Program Admission Requirements

There are no program admission requirements for the A.S. in Health Science.

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3 - MATH 1153 13
Objective 46
Objective 5 - BIOL 1101 and either CHEM 1101 (Track 1) or CHEM 1111 & CHEM 1111L (Track 2)7-9
Objective 6 - PSYC 1101 and SOC 1101 (recommended)6
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 93
Total Credits37-39

“P” courses are equivalent to the original course.

Major Requirements

BIOL 1101
Biology I
and Biology I Lab (Partially fulfills General Education Objective 5)
CPH 2200Promoting Wellness3
DHS 1110Introduction to Health Professions3
MATH 1153Statistical Reasoning (Fulfills General Education Objective 3)3
Track 1 students take CHEM 1101. Track 2 students take CHEM 1111 and CHEM 1111L. (Both options partially fulfill Objective 5)3-5
Introduction to Chemistry
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
Choose one:2
Medical Terminology and Communication
Medical Terminology
Choose one:4
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
Professional Competency (choose one)3
Medical Law and Ethics
Medical Ethics
Healthcare Competency3
Global Health Systems
Choose one additional science course with lab:4
Biology II
and Biology II Lab
Principles of Microbiology
and Principles of Microbiology Lab
Essentials of Organic and Biochemistry
and Essentials of Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
Elements of Physics
and Elements of Physics Laboratory
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
Total Credits32-34

​Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education37-39
Major Requirements (w/o General Education)22
Free Electives1-0
Total Credits60-61

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education