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2019-2020 Online Catalog 
2019-2020 Online Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Science, A.S.

Program Description

The Health Science program is designed for students to incorporate knowledge from general education and the health sciences and apply it in an entry-level position, or transfer the academic credits to a four-year institution. Information that is important to the health care professional will be presented throughout the curriculum, including critical aspects of health, wellness, and disease. Students have the opportunity to apply course work in nursing, allied health and/or relevant social sciences toward the degree.

Completion of this program will serve as a foundation for those who wish to further their health care careers.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, especially on issues related to health and society;
  • Apply clinical reasoning in health care scenarios;
  • Access information from appropriate sources relevant to health care issues;
  • Recognize health care needs and concerns within a diverse society;
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to management of health, wellness, and disease conditions;
  • Integrate legal and ethical principles into situations within various health care settings.

After Union County College

Graduates of this program are prepared to pursue a number of entry-level careers within the broad field of health science with positions such as case managers, patient advocates, and community health liaisons.

Students may transfer to four-year institutions that offer baccalaureate degrees in Health Science, such as the College of St. Elizabeth.

Recommended Sequence

First Year

Semester Total: 16

Semester Total: 14

Second Year

Fall Semester

Semester Total: 15

Spring Semester

Semester Total: 15

Total Program Credits: 60

* Students completing foundation courses in nursing and/or allied health may apply credit or challenge the course.

** The following courses could be used for the 12 credits in nursing or allied health:

Milestone Courses

The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information