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At a Glance

Program Credit Hours

60 – 64 credit hours

  • General Education: 41 – 43
  • Major / Concentration: 19 – 21

Standard Completion Time

  • 2 Years


  • HLC

Health Science

Why study health 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.

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

What is your career path?

  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Health Educator
  • Health Informatics
  • Healthcare Administration


  • Medical Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist
  • And More! 

The following is an example of the Ancilla General Health Science semester curriculum and is subject to change.

Usual First Semester Courses

  • Writing I
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Microbiology
  • General Psychology
  • Freshman Seminar

Usual Second Semester Courses

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Writing II
  • History, Political Science or Economics

Usual Third Semester Courses

  • Nutrition
  • Ethics
  • Computer Literacy
  • College Algebra
  • Public Speaking

Usual Fourth Semester Courses

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Humanities Course
  • Literature Course


Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

Mail: P.O. Box 1, Donaldson, IN, 46513.

Location: 9601 Union Road, Plymouth, IN, 46563.

Call toll-free: 1.866.ANCILLA (866) 262-4552 or (574) 936-8898.


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