Health Science

Health Science (Associate of Science)

Ancilla’s Health Science program will provide you with a solid foundation in the health sciences.  The curriculum is composed of courses in biological and physical sciences, which is complemented by Ancilla’s core of liberal arts subjects. In addition to classroom coursework, the program offers hands-on laboratory experience. Ancilla College strives to produce graduates who are broadly educated with the ability to make logical decisions, manage groups effectively, and communicate well.

Why Health Science?

The demand for health care professionals is skyrocketing. The Associate of Science degree in Health Science prepares you to pursue a variety of educational opportunities in health fields such as nursing, dental hygiene, medical technology, radiography, occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, medical school or veterinary school.

The program will produce graduates who are broadly educated with the ability to utilize the scientific process, illustrate age-appropriate functions of the human body, and communicate well. The program will prepare a student to transfer to a senior institution for further study.

Suggested Schedule of Classes

Concentration requirements in bold type

Year 1 – First Semester

ENGL 110 Writing I –  3 credit hours
BIOL 252 Human Anatomy & Physiology I  - 4 cr. hrs.
BIOL 270 Microbiology – 4  cr. hrs.
PSY 115 General Psychology –  3  cr. hrs.
HUM 101 Freshman Seminar – 1  cr. hr.

Second Semester

BIOL 254 Human Anatomy & Physiology II –  4 cr. hrs.
CHEM 115 Introduction to Chemistry –  4 cr. hrs.
ENGL 212 Writing II –  3  cr. hrs.
History, Political Science or Economics –  3  cr. hrs.

Third Semester

NUTR 110 Nutrition –  3  cr. hrs.
PHIL 155 Ethics* –  3  cr. hrs.
CS 135 Computer Literacy –  3  cr. hrs.
MATH 110 College Algebra –  3  cr. hrs.
COMM 115 Public Speaking –  3  cr. hrs.

Fourth Semester

SOC 140 Introduction to Sociology –  3  cr. hrs.
HLTH 250 Medical Terminology – 1   cr. hrs.
ED/PSY 256 Human Growth & Development –  3 cr. hrs.
a Humanities Course* –   3 cr. hrs.
a Literature Course* –  3  cr. hrs.

Concentration Requirements: 18 credit hours
General Education Requirements: 43 credit hours
ASSOCIATE DEGREE TOTAL:  61 credit hours

*  Three areas must be represented from Humanities, Fine Arts, Religion or Philosophy.