General Studies, Specialization in Health Sciences

Transfer Programs
Degree
Associate of Arts & Sciences: General Studies, Specialization in Health Sciences
Length
Four-semester (two-year) program
Purpose

The purpose of the Specialization in Health Sciences is to prepare students to transfer to four-year baccalaureate degree programs in healthcare and health sciences. Through instruction, students develop skills and knowledge in Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, and several health related courses.

Occupational Objectives

Employment opportunities for graduates in the Health Sciences specialization include staff positions in hospitals, medical centers, and other entry level, non-licensure healthcare fields. Graduates may transfer to a four-year college or university for bachelor degrees in such fields such as exercise science, health promotion, allied health, and health sciences.

Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, completion of General Studies program requires competency in English and Math – MDE 10 as demonstrated through direct enrollment and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required EDE and/or MDE units or the equivalent.  Students are urged to become acquainted with the requirements of the major department in the college or university to which transfer is contemplated, and also to consult with the Student Services Office of the community college in planning their program and selecting electives. Note the guaranteed admission and articulation agreements referenced in the Admissions section apply only to students who complete the Associate Degree.

First Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
BIO 141 2 3 3 4
ENG 111 3 0 3
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Virginia Tech
ENGL 1105
Radford University
CORE 101
Old Dominion University
ENGL 110C
Virginias Private Colleges & Universities
Bluefield College
ENG 1013/1023, GEN ED
Liberty University
ENGL 101
Emory & Henry College
ENG 100
PHI 220 3 0 3
PSY 230 3 0 3
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Virginia Tech
PSYC 2034
Radford University
PSYC 230
Old Dominion University
PSYC 203S
Virginias Private Colleges & Universities
Bluefield College
PSY 2043
Liberty University
PSYC 210
Emory & Henry College
Elective Credit
SDV 100 1 1 0 1
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Radford University
UNIV 100 elective
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 3 14  

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
BIO 101 3 3 4
BIO 142 3 3 4
ENG 112 3 0 3
MTH 155 6 3 0 3
ELE 8 Physical Education/Health Elective 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 6 15  

Third Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
CHM 111 3 3 4
CST 100 3 0 3
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Radford University
COMS 114
ENG 245 5 3 0 3
HLT 105 1 0 1
HLT 140 2 0 2
PSY 200 3 0 3
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Virginia Tech
PSYC 1004
Radford University
PSYC 121
Old Dominion University
PSYC 201S
Virginias Private Colleges & Universities
Bluefield College
PSY 1013
Liberty University
PSYC 101
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 3 16  

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
BIO 150 7 3 3 4
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Virginia Tech
BIOL 2604+2614
Radford University
BIOL 334
Old Dominion University
NS 1REQ
Virginias Private Colleges & Universities
Bluefield College
GEN ED SCIENCE, ADDITIONAL AREA SCIENCE
Liberty University
BIOL 203
Emory & Henry College
Elective Credit
ENG 246 5 3 0 3
HLT 110 4 3
MTH 161 6 3 0 3
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Radford University
MATH 125
Virginias Private Colleges & Universities
Emory & Henry College
MATH 121
SOC 200 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 12 3 16