Health Sciences A.A. Degree (12300.AA)

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The Associate of Arts Degree in Health Sciences is intended for students planning to transfer into an Allied Health program. To earn the degree, a student must complete the basic graduation requirements (CHEM-02A is recommended for science breadth) and the courses listed below.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

A. Understand and describe the basic fundamental principles of body structure and function in health and disease and communicate this knowledge in both written and oral form.

B. Understand and implement the scientific method.

C. Research, comprehend and analyze etiologic factors; and then communicate the evaluation supported by a documented review of relevant literature.

D. Use critical thinking skills based on a chemical, structural, and functional foundation to gather and critically analyze, describe, and disseminate quantitative and qualitative information.

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Program Requirements:

Program Core: (19 Units)


BIOL-01 General Biology for Non-Majors (4)
BIOL-02 Human Biology (4)


CHEM-02B Introductory Chemistry: Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry


NUTR-10 Nutrition


Electives: Select eight units from the following:

BIOL-16 General Human Anatomy (4)
BIOL-18 Principles of Physiology (4)
BIOL-20 Microbiology (4)


Total: (19 Units)

Completion of MCCD-GE Breadth: (23 units)

Double Counting (-6 units)

Elective (as needed to reach 60 units) Units: (24 Units)

Total Degree Units: (60 Units)

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Contact Information


Robert Casey


(209) 384-6322

School Office



(209) 381-6478

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