Health Related Studies, A.S., Major #1451

The Health-Related Studies degree will prepare students for transfer into bachelor’s degree programs that prepare graduates to work in the health care industry. The curriculum provides a strong foundation in the sciences including courses in the areas of biology, anatomy and physiology, and chemistry. Most transfer institution institutions have unique entrance requirements (information that should be acquired as soon as possible). The Health-Related Studies program offers a degree of flexibility that allows students to satisfy the different entrance requirements at the various transfer institutions, as well as to obtain entry-level positions in some laboratories.

The Health-Related Studies program includes course offerings that articulate with higher-division institutions in all of the following career options: nuclear medicine, physical therapy, health information management, health services management, physician assistant, diagnostic medical sonography (ultrasound), occupational therapy, respiratory care, medical technology, cytotechnology, cardiovascular perfusion, addiction counseling sciences, emergency medical services, mental health technology, occupational and environmental health, and science-intensive pre-professional fields (medical, dental, chiropractic, veterinarian).

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon Successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply selected biologic and chemical concepts to biological problems.

  • Solve scientific problems using algebra, trigonometry, and statistics.

  • Display both written and oral communication skills using scientific terminology.

  • Collaborate and cooperate as a group member in a culturally diverse scientific environment.

  • Use available research tools including, but not limited to, the internet to find answers to scientific questions.

  • Critically evaluate and integrate scientific literature, principles, and concepts.

  • Practice safe laboratory techniques, including adherence to all safety rules and regulations.

 Curriculum Requirements - 60 Credits

course

credit

BIOL 120 General Biology I

4

BIOL 121 General Biology II 

4

BIOL 150 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BIOL 151 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

CHEM 121 General College Chemistry I

3

CHEM 121L Lab for General College Chemistry I

1

CHEM 122   General College Chemistry II

3

CHEM 122L Lab for General College Chemistry II

1

Additional Required Science 

*minimum of two courses from the following

8

BIOL 135  Myology I

3

BIOL 136 Myology II

3

BIOL 137 Neurology

4

BIOL 285 General Microbiology

4

BIOL 300 Biology of Normal and Neoplastic Cells

3

BIOL 301 Pathophysiology

3

BIOL 302 Epidemiology

3

BIOL 405 Basic Immunology

3

CHEM 241 Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 241 lab corequisite)

3

CHEM 241 lab Organic Chemistry I lab (CHEM 241 corequisite)

1

CHEM 242 Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 242 lab corequisite

3

CHEM 242 lab Organic Chemistry II lab (CHEM 242 corequisite)

1

PHYS 107 Introductory Physics I

4

PHYS 108 Introductory Physics II 

4

PHYS 127 General Physics I

4

PHYS 128 General Physics II

4

COMP 101 Composition and Research

3

COMP 102 Writing about Literature

3

MATH 103 College Algebra w/ Trig

3

MATH 141 Statistics

3

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology

3

GNED 100  Freshman Year Experience

2

SUNY General Education Electives

11-13

General Electives

2

Suggested Course Sequencing

course

Credits

Year 1/Fall - 16 Credits

BIOL 120 - General Biology I

4

CHEM 121 - General Chemistry I

3

CHEM 121L - Lab for General Chemistry I

1

MATH 103 - College Algebra with Trigonometry

3

(or higher in the algebra sequence after placement and consultation with the academic program)

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

GNED 100 - Freshman Year Experience

2

Year 1/Spring - 14 Credits

BIOL 120 - General Biology II

4

CHEM 122 - General Chemistry II

3

CHEM 122L - Lab for General Chemistry II

1

MATH 141 - Statistics

3

COMP 102 - Writing about Literature

3

Year 2/Fall - 15-18 Credits

BIOL 150 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

3

General Education course as advised

3

Science course chosen from

3-4

BIOL 135, BIOL 136, BIOL 285, BIOL 300, BIOL 301, BIOL 405, CHEM 241 and CHEM 241 lab, PHYS 107, PHYS 127

Elective as advised

2-4

Year 2/Spring - 13-14 Credits

BIOL 151 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

General Education courses as advised

6

Science course chosen from

3-4

BIOL 137, BIOL 285, BIOL 300, BIOL 302, BIOL 405, CHEM 242 and CHEM 242 lab, PHYS 108, PHYS 128