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Health Sciences-ASHS

Associate of Science in Health Science

The Associate of Science in Health Science program (ASHS) serves as an entry into a core health science curricula. The ASHS degree provides the student with a comprehensive program of study designed to satisfy entry-level eligibility requirements into a health care professional program. The curriculum is designed to allow students to pursue their educational or occupational goals. It offers course flexibility for acceptance into GSC and other institutions' degree programs. Click here to view an ASHS Flyer.

The ASHS Program will serve a variety of purposes while preparing students for admission into a professional health care curriculum:

  • prepare students for other degrees
  • provide opportunities for students who may need to complete prerequisite or developmental coursework prior to acceptance into a professional health sciences program, or to pursue post-secondary education
  • provide foundational course credit easily transferable to another college or university
  • provide a strong foundation in general education, science, mathematics, and health sciences
  • provide comprehensive basic science education

An important aspect of the ASHS program is the flexibility it offers students who have different educational objectives. The wide variety of general education courses available to ASHS students allows them to complete most of the general education core requirements before entering any number of professional education programs of a health science nature.

When students are granted admission into a health science curriculum, they are able to seamlessly move general education credit from the ASHS Program into health care curriculums. The same concept applies to ASHS students who have completed course work at other accredited institutions. Those credits are transferred into the ASHS program and count toward fulfillment of ASHS requirements.

The GSC faculty members are dedicated to the success of the student, with an emphasis on successful completion of the core curriculum. The faculty are highly credentialed and accredited in all areas of their responsibility. They provide close supervision in the classroom and laboratory setting, are skilled in the use of technology, and actively involved in student advising and supervision.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Associate of Science in Health Science program will be able to:

  • Articulate a fundamental understanding of basic sciences and scientific reasoning.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of mathematics.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically and to be successful in upper division courses.

Curriculum Plan

The College admits students twice a year, in August and January. The full-time curriculum plan is designed to be completed in four semesters. The curriculum plan is laid out in a slightly different pattern for each admission cycle. If you have transfer credit or attend part-time, your personal curriculum plan will need to be customized for you. Please contact our admissions staff at 513-862-1678 for specific questions.

Total Degree Requirements – 61 Credits

Required Courses - (61 Credits)
CSP 100 First Semester Experience (1)
ENG 101 English Composition I (3)
ENG 102 English Composition II (3)
ENG 105 Professional Communication (3)
BIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
BIO 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
BIO 215 General Microbiology (4)
CAP 201 Health Sciences Capstone (1)
CHE 101 General Chemistry I (4)
CHE 102 General Chemistry II (4)
CSI 102 Informatics & Technology in Health Care (3)
MTH 111 Algebra and Probability (3)
MTH 204 Basic Statistics (3)
PSY 103 An Introduction to Psychology (3)
PSY 205 Lifespan Development (3)
SCI 100 Introduction to Science (3)
SOC 103 An Introduction to Sociology (3)
SOC 104 Social Issues in Health Care (3)
ETH 105 Ethics Foundations (3)
ETH 212 Health Care Ethics (3)

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