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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies A.A. with Area of Concentration in Health Sciences

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Associate of Arts | HLTH.SCI.AA | Transfer Program
CIP Code: 24.0199
Visit Center for Health Studies, Room 1402 or call 301-546-0504 for your faculty advisor

Program Description

The General Studies Area of Concentration in Health Sciences program is designed to prepare graduates to transfer to health sciences and related programs at the bachelor’s degree level. The program is built on and reinforces fundamental skills, including writing, oral communications, and quantitative skills obtained through general education coursework. Students will be exposed to concepts and experiences necessary for success in the workplace, further education, and life-long learning. Throughout the curriculum, students will be presented with a wide range of instructional methods and experiences that provide exposure to a solid foundation of the diverse nature of health sciences careers.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Health Sciences Concentration A.A. will be able to:

  • Synthesize information and content across health sciences disciplines
  • Apply student core competencies in the development of a culminating project/assignment
  • Analyze perspectives on key issues within health sciences

General Education Courses

The list of general education courses appears in the General Education List . Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements. Please check your program’s sequence of study for this information.

Sequence of Study - Health Sciences Concentration A.A.

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in the required sequence, which can be altered after discussion with the student’s advisor. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

Students interested in one of the Allied Health or Nursing Programs should meet with a Health Sciences Advisor to discuss specific program requirements. Information on admission criteria for each program can be found in the college catalog on the Admission to College   page under Special Admission Criteria: Health Sciences Programs.

Required Courses (in expected order)

Program Total: 60 Credits


Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the  same program. Refer to ARTSYS at artweb.usmd.edu and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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