The Health Science Degree is designed to address students striving to work in the health industry, but may not be able, interested, or eligible to enroll in an established health-related concentration of study. With a large number of students interested in a health-related career attending Manchester Community College, the Health Science Degree provides opportunities for students to focus on core requirements for other health concentrations of study, or enter the health field with a refined trajectory. At the same time, the Health Science Degree will help to prepare students who are interested in enrolling in a health-related academic concentration in the future.
A degree in the Health Science Degree is the beginning of a pathway that leads to careers such as: Clinical Data Manager, Athletic Trainer, EMT/Paramedic, Health Technician, Nurse, Medical Assistant, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Surgical Technician, Home Health Aide or Speech-Language Pathologist.
The Health Science degree addresses the core requirements of both academic and professional health-related fields by providing a solid foundation on which students may build a successful career. It provides students with a pathway for pursuing professional health-related career opportunities and is a first step in the advancement toward pursuing an academic pathway in Nursing.
Students who graduate from this program will be able to:
- Apply health principles practically in both academic and career settings
- Communicate effectively using health science terminology in an appropriate manner, both verbally and written
- Align coursework with 4-year degree concentrations for continuing degrees
- Understand and apply the scientific method in research
Transfer Credit Policy
In addition to college-wide transfer credit policies Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II and Microbiology must be taken within an eight-year period from the time of acceptance into the Health Science program.
Health Science Degree
Degree Program - First Year
|First Year||Fall Semester||TH||LAB||CR|
|College Composition I with Corequisite or
College Composition I
|PSYC110M||Introduction to Psychology||3||0||3|
|First Year||Spring Semester||TH||LAB||CR|
|ENGL220M||College Composition II||4||0||4|
|BIOL110M||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||3||3||4|
|PSYC210M||Human Growth and Development||3||0||3|
|MATH202M||Probability and Statistics||4||0||4|
|Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||3||0||3|
|Second Year||Fall Semester||TH||LAB||CR|
|BIOL120M||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||3||3||4|
|HLIM208M||Pharmacology for Health Professions||3||0||3|
|Health Science Elective - Choose one: (HLIM115M, AHLT205)||3||0||3|
|Social Science Elective||3||0||3|
|Second Year||Spring Semester||TH||LAB||CR|
|BIOL201M||Principles of Genetics||3||3||4|
|HLTH299M||Health Science Capstone||3||0||3|
Total Credits - 63