Associate in Science Degree (AS)

Common Core Requirements

Common Core Categories Courses Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-101: English Composition I 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1A.
ENGL-102: English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B. MA-119: College Algebra1 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1C. BI-201: General Biology I2 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A. World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2B. U.S. Experience & Its Diversity (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2C. Creative Expression (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2D. Individual & Society (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E. Scientific World (Recommended: PSYC-101) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A., 2B., 2C., 2D. or 2E. (Required: CH-1272 or CH-1512) 4
Subtotal 322

Major Requirements

Courses Credits
BI-202: General Biology II 4
BI-150: Organization and Delivery of Health Care 2
IS-151: The Health of the Nation 2

MA-336: Statistics
or
MA-440: Precalculus Mathematics1 

3

4
Subtotal 11-12

Major Electives

Courses Credits
Advised major electives selected from the list and guided by appropriate transfer articulations3: 15.5
Subtotal 15.5

Electives

Courses Credits
Free elective 0-1
Subtotal 0-1

Total Credits Required

60

1 Students who are exempt from or placed out of MA-119, required under 1B above, will use one of courses under Requirements for the Major to satisfy 1B in Common Core.

2 Students are required to take STEM Variants in 1C  and 2E; if students do not take STEM variants in common core, they will have to take additional credits to complete their degree requirements. Please Note: The revised curriculum has received a waiver to specify a particular course requirement in 1B, 1C and 2E and a particular sixth course in the Flexible Core.

3 Major/Course Distribution based on transfer articulations:

Choose from: ANTH-101ARTS-132ARTH-100BI-115BI-150, BI-151, BI-235*, BI-250BI-301 , BI-302BI-311BI-356BI-403BI-421*, BI-453BI-456BI-457BI-461BI-510BI-550, BI-551BU-101BU-201, BU-500, CH-127CH-128CH-151CH-152CH-251CH-252CS-100ECON-101ENGL-211ENGL-212ENGL-213ENGL-214ET-501HE-101HE-103HE-105HE-106HE-110HE-111IS-151, IS-210, IS-220, MA-336MA-440MA-441, MU-110, MU-271, MU-272, PE-441, PE-530, PH-101PH-301PH-302PH-303PHIL-101PLSC-101PSYC-220, PSYC-225, PSYC-230PSYC-270SOCY-101

* BI-301 and BI-302 may be substituted for BI-235 and BI-421.

All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.

Recommended Course Sequence

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions.

A.S. Degree in Health Sciences - Catalog Year 2017-18

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL 101 English Composition I

(Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

MA 119 College Algebra

(Required Core 1.B. Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning)

3

Pre-req. for MA 119, 114, 301, 321: MA 10 or passing score on the CUNY math placement exam, or exemption

Flexible core 11E (Psychology) PSYC 101 is recommended

3

Pre-req.: BE 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

BI 201 General Biology I (Required Core 1.C.)

4

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

IS 151 Health of the Nations

2

none

Total credits for the term

15


Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL 102 English Composition II

(Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL 101 or placement

BI 202 General Biology II

4

Pre-req.: BI 201  

MA 336 Statistics (3) OR MA 440 Pre-Calculus Mathematics (4)

3-4

Pre-req. for MA 336: MA 119 with grade of C or better, or placement

Pre-req. for MA 440: MA 119 and MA 121, OR MA 114, all with grade of C or better

CH 151 General Chemistry I OR CH 127 Introductory General Chemistry (Flexible Core 2.A, B, C, D, or E)

4.5

Pre-req. for CH 151: MA 119 College Algebra (3 credits) and MA 121 Trigonometry (1 credit) or placement

Total credits for the term

14.5 -15.5


Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

Flexible Core 2.D. Individual and Society (select from list)

3

Check prerequisites for individual courses

BI 150 Organization and Delivery of Health Care

2

None

Flexible Core 2.C. Creative Expression (select from list)

3

Check prerequisites for individual courses

Advised major electives- selected in consultation with a department adviser for relevant articulation to a baccalaureate program - see note 5 below

7-8

Check prerequisites for individual courses

Total credits for the term

15-16


Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

Flexible Core 2.A. World Cultures and Global Issues

3

Check prerequisites for individual courses

Flexible Core 2.B U.S. in Its Diversity

3

Check prerequisites for individual courses

Advised major electives – See Note 5 below.

7-8

Check prerequisites for individual courses

Free elective

0-1

Total credits for the term

14

Total credits required for the A.S. in Health Sciences

60

Notes:

  1. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. Students must complete one course from each of the flexible core categories (2.A., B., C., D., and E.) and one additional course from any one of the categories.
  3. The revised curriculum has received a waiver to specify a particular course requirement in I.B, I.C, and II.E and a particular sixth course in the Flexible Core.
  4. Students in degree programs must complete any required remedial speech courses before graduation.
  5. Advised major electives should be selected from the list below and guided by appropriate transfer articulations: ANTH 101; ARTS 132; ARTH 100; BI 115, BI 150, BI 151, BI 235, BI 250, BI 301 , BI 302, BI 311, BI 356, BI 403, BI 421, BI 453, BI 456, BI 457, BI 461, BI 510, BI 550, BI 551; BU 101, BU 201, CIS 101 (formerly BU 500); CH 127, CH 128, CH 151, CH 152, CH 251, CH 252; CS 100; ECON 101; ENGL 211, ENGL 212, ENGL 213, ENGL 214; ET 501; HE 101, HE 103, HE 105, HE 106, HE 110, HE 111; IS 151 IS 210, IS 220; MA 336, MA 440, MA 441; MUS 101 (formerly MU 110); PE 441, PE 530; PH 101, PH 301, PH 302, PH 303; PHIL 101; PLSC 101; PSYC 220, PSYC 225, PSYC 230, PSYC 270; SOCY 101
  6. Indicate if any courses are offered only in fall or spring semester

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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.S. in Health Sciences 

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments-;through their programs-may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on February 13, 2018.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in factual knowledge and conceptual understanding required for transfer to the junior year in a baccalaureate program in health sciences.
  2. Disciplinary learning
    1. Use algebra and statistics to solve problems in the health sciences
    2. Proficiently acquire, process, and analyze scientific information in all its forms
    3. Proficiently convey information specific to the health sciences, through technical writing or oral presentation
    4. Use current technology to demonstrate concepts related to the field of health sciences
    5. Work collaboratively to acquire and analyze data, or solve problems in the health sciences
    6. Demonstrate an understanding of the professional and ethical responsibilities in the field of health sciences

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