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Health Sciences-AS

The Associate of Science in Health Sciences degree is a 60 semester hour program designed for students with specific occupational or transfer needs. It has a general education core made up of the 35-hour state minimum core requirements. Compared to the associate of arts, it allows students a wider choice of elective courses to meet requirements for many specialized health science baccalaureate degrees. Students who know where they will transfer and what their major will be should work with their ASU-Beebe advisors to select electives that will maximize transferability.

Area of Study

Health Science



Total Program

60 Credit Hours

The fourth digit in the course number indicates the number of credit hours. 

University Requirement - 1 or 3 hours

University Requirement Department
The 3-hour credit course is required for students who must take at least one remedial course.  Students who are not required to take a remedial course may take the 3-hour credit course.  In both situations, the courses (1-hour or 3-hour) count toward electives.
UNIV 1001 Principles of Academic Success I University
UNIV 1003 Principles of Academic Success III University

General Education Core - 35 hours

English/Communication - 9 hours

 English/Communication Department
ENG 1003 Freshman English I English
ENG 1013 Freshman English II English
SPCH 1203 Oral Communications Speech

Literature - 3 hours

Literature Department
Choose one course below.
ENG 2003 World Literature I English
ENG 2013 World Literature II English
PHIL 1103 Introduction to Philosophy Philosophy

Fine Arts/Humanities - 3 hours

Fine Arts/Humanities Department
Choose one course below.
ART 2503 Fine Arts-Visual Art
MUS 2503 Fine Arts-Musical Music
THEA 2503 Fine Arts-Theatre Theatre
THEA 2513 Fine Arts-Film Theatre
HUM 2003 Introduction to Humanities I: Greece and Rome Humanities
HUM 2013 Introduction to Humanities II: Europe Humanities

U.S. History/Government - 3 hours

U. S. History/Government Department
Choose one course below.
POSC 2103 Introduction to United States Government Political Science
HIST 2763 The United States to 1876 History
HIST 2773 The United States Since 1876 History

World History - 3 hours

World History Department
Choose one course below.
HIST 1013 World Civilization to 1660 History
HIST 1023 World Civilization since 1660 History

Mathematics - 3 hours

Mathematics Department
Choose  one course below - advisors should determine which course is appropriate based on transfer institution.
MATH 1043 Quantitative Literacy Mathematics
MATH 1023 College Algebra Mathematics
Students may take a MATH course higher than MATH 1023   

Life Science - 4 hours

Life Science Department
Choose one course below.
BIOL 1004 Biology for General Education Biological Science
BIOL 1014 Principles of Biology Biological Science
BIOL 2104 Microbiology Biological Science
BOT 1104 General Botany Botany
ZOOL 1204 Principles of Zoology Zoology
ZOOL 2004 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Zoology
ZOOL 2014 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Zoology

Physical Science - 4 hours

Physical Science Department
Choose one course below.
CHEM 1014 General Chemistry I Chemistry
CHEM 1024 General Chemistry II Chemistry
PHSC 1204 Physical Science Physical Science
PHSC 1304 Earth Science Physical Science
PHYS 2054 General Physics I Physics
PHYS 2064 General Physics II Physics
PHYS 2074 University Physics I Physics
PHYS 2084 University Physics II Physics

Social Science Elective - 3 hours

Social Science Elective Department
Choose one course below that has not already been taken.
SOC 2213 Principles of Sociology Sociology
PSY 2013 Introduction to Psychology Psychology
HIST 1013 World Civilization to 1660 History
HIST 1023 World Civilization since 1660 History
POSC 2103 Introduction to United States Government Political Science
HIST 2763 The United States to 1876 History
HIST 2773 The United States Since 1876 History
GEOG 2613 Introduction to Geography Geography
GEOG 2603 World Regional Geography Geography

Science Electives - 18 hours 

Science Electives  Department
Choose 12 hours from the following departments.  These courses are in addition to the core requirements.
Chemistry, Biology, Zoology, Physical Science, Physics  
Science Electives Department
Choose 6 hours from the following departments. These courses are in addition to the core requirements. 
Psychology, Mathematics, Computer Information Systems, Philosophy

General Electives - 7 hours

General Electives Department
Choose 7 Credit Hours from any department.

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