Health Science, Associate of Science

A solid foundation in the health sciences.

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

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

Concentration Requirements: 18 credit hours

General Education Requirements: 43 credit hours

ASSOCIATE DEGREE TOTAL:  61 credit hour

What are my career options with this program?

Medical Assistant

Healthcare Administration

Health Informatics

Emergency Medical Services

Health Educator

Occupational Therapist