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    Adventist University of Health Sciences
   
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Degree Requirements


 

Students must complete the following college-level general education requirements in order to be eligible for an Associate of Science degree:

A.S. degree requirements Trimester Credits
English Composition 6
Mathematics 3
Computer Literacy 2-3
Natural Sciences 6
Religion1, 2 6
Behavioral Sciences 3-6
Physical Education 1-2

 

Additional requirements for a B.S. degree Trimester Credits
Statistics 3
Physical Education 1-2
Religion1, 2 6-7
Humanities2 3-6
Elective 3-14

1 Adventist University graduates must complete six college-level credits for the Associate of Science degree and six for the Bachelor of Science degree. Students may not use the same courses to meet both degree requirements. Graduates of both degrees will complete 12 college-level credits of religion.

 2 All incoming students are required to take and successfully complete, with a minimum grade of C (2.00), the course Philosophy of Healthcare during their first trimester. This two- or three- credit course will help students prepare to be successful at the University and also set the stage for their career as a healthcare provider. This course may count towards the Adventist University religion or humanities requirement.

Associate of Science Degrees

Course credits listed in parentheses are prerequisite courses and must be completed before entering a degree or certificate program.

ASR = Radiography ASOTA = Occupational Therapy Assistant
ASDMS = Diagnostic Medical Sonography ASPP = Pre-Professional

Behavioral Sciences

  ASR ASOTA ASDMS ASPP
General Psychology 3 3 3 3
Developmental Psychology   3    
Introduction to Sociology        

English/Language Arts

  ASR ASOTA ASDMS ASPP
English Composition I 3 3 (3) 3
English Composition II 3 3 3 3
Medical Terminology 2 2 2  
Introduction to Public Speaking       3

History/Humanities

  ASR ASOTA ASDMS ASPP
World Civilization I or II       3
Humanities        

Mathematics/Computer Literacy

  ASR ASOTA ASDMS ASPP
Intermediate Algebra   31    
Survey of Mathematics   31    
College Algebra (3) 31 (3)  
Introduction to Statistics        
Any college-level Mathematics course       3
Introduction to Microcomputers 3 22 3 3

Natural Sciences

  ASR ASOTA ASDMS ASPP
Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab 4 4 4  
Anatomy and Physiology II w/lab 4 4 4  
Concepts of Pathophysiology   3 3  
Sectional Anatomy w/lab 3   3  
Principles of Microbiology w/lab        
Principles of Chemistry        
Principles of Chemistry Lab        
Any college-level Chemistry course with Lab        

Nutrition

  ASR ASOTA ASDMS ASPP
Survey of Physics w/lab 4   (4)  
College-level science courses appropriate to career path       16

Physical Education

  ASR ASOTA ASDMS ASPP
Fitness   1    
Health and Wellbeing       2
Any college-level Physical Education course 2   2  

Religion

  ASR ASOTA ASDMS ASPP
Issues in Grieving and Loss   2 2  
Introduction to Christian Ethics   2 2  
Philosophy of Healthcare   2 2  
Any college-level Religion course(s) 6     6

1 The OTA program requires MATH 103 , MATH 105 , or MATH 120 .
2 Students who have completed two semesters of high school algebra with a minimum grade of “B” (3.00) in each semester within the last five years are exempt from this requirement.

Students who can validate competency by achieving a passing score on a computer challenge exam may be exempt from this course.

4 Students who have completed two semesters of high school chemistry with a minimum grade of “B” (3.00) in each semester within the last five years are exempt from this requirement.

Bachelor of Science Degrees

Course credits listed in parentheses are prerequisite courses and must be completed before entering a program.

Nursing: GBSN = Generic Option, RNBSN = Completion Program BSHS = Health Sciences
BSHA = Healthcare Administration BSBS = Biomedical Sciences
BSRS = Radiologic Sciences BSDMS = Diagnostic Medical Sonography
BSNMT = Nuclear Medicine Technology  

Behavioral Sciences

  GBSN RNBSN BSRS BSDMS BSHS BSBS BSNMT BSHA
General Psychology   3 3   3 3 3 3
Developmental Psychology (3) (3)     3 3   3
Introduction to Sociology (3) (3)     3 3   3
Aging and Society 3 3     3 3    

Business

  GBSN RNBSN BSRS BSDMS BSHS BSBS BSNMT BSHA
Legal Aspects of Healthcare     3 3 3     3
Leadership and Organizational Behavior     3 3       3
Marketing and Healthcare     3 3        
Components of Healthcare Financial Management     3 3        
U.S. Healthcare System         3 3 3 3
Principles of Marketing               3
Marketing and Social Media               3
Principles of Accounting I               3
Principles of Accounting II               3
Principles of Microeconomics               3
Principles of Macroeconomics               3
Principles of Finance               3
Patient Care Management               3
Human Resources Management               3
Healthcare Strategic Planning and Decision Making               3
Information Systems Management               3

English/Language Arts

  GBSN RNBSN BSRS BSDMS BSHS BSBS BSNMT BSHA
English Composition I (3) (3) 3 (3) 3 3 (3) 3
English Composition II (3) (3) 3 (3) 3 3 (3) 3
Medical Terminology         2   2 3
Survey of American Literature         3 3    
Technical Writing     3 3        
Introduction to Public Speaking         3 3   3

History/Humanities

  GBSN RNBSN BSRS BSDMS BSHS BSBS BSNMT BSHA
Philosophy of Healthcare             3  
World Civilization I or II 3 3     3 3   3
US History I or II               3
Any college-level History course         3 3    
Any college-level Humanities course 3 3     3 3 3  
Any literature course               3
An introductory course in any foreign language               3

Mathematics/Computer Literacy

  GBSN RNBSN BSRS BSDMS BSHS BSBS BSNMT BSHA
College Algebra     3 (3)     (3) 3 (or above)
Any college-level Mathematics course equivalent to College Algebra or above         3 3    
Introduction to Statistics                
Introduction to Applied Statistics 3 3 3 3        
Elementary Statistics         3 3 (3) 3
Any college-level Mathematics course (3) (3)            
Introduction to Microcomputers2 (3) (3) 3 3 3 3    
Intermediate Excel               3

Physical Education

  GBSN RNBSN BSRS BSDMS BSHS BSBS BSNMT BSHA
Fitness                
Health and Wellbeing 2 2     2 2 2 2
Any college-level Physical Education course         1 1   1

Religion

  GBSN RNBSN BSRS BSDMS BSHS BSBS BSNMT BSHA
Christian Ethics and Healthcare         3 3   3
Ethics for Nursing and Allied Health                
Issues in Grieving and Loss               3
Introduction to Christian Ethics         2 2 2 3
Jesus and Contemporary Society                
Lessons on Living: Biblical Perspectives     3 3        
Philosophy of Healthcare (3)       3 3   3
World Religions for the Healthcare Professions (upper division) 3 3 3 3       3
Any upper division Religion course(s) 3 3     3 3 6  
Any college-level Religion course(s) (3)       1   4  
Any RELB course           3    

Natural and Health Sciences

  GBSN RNBSN BSRS BSDMS BSHS BSBS BSNMT BSHA
Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab (4) (4) 4 (4)   41 (4) 4
Anatomy and Physiology II w/lab (4) (4) 4 (4)   41 (4) 4
Biological Concepts w/ lab               4
Concepts of Pathophysiology             3  
General Biology I w/lab           41    
General Biology II w/lab           41    
General Chemistry I w/lab           4 4  
General Chemistry II w/lab           4 4  
General Physics I w/lab           4 4  
General Physics II w/lab           4 4  
Sectional Anatomy w/lab     3 3     3  
Principles of Microbiology w/lab (4) (4)            
Survey of Inorganic Chemistry (3) (3)           3
Survey of General Chemistry Lab               1
Survey of Organic and Biochemistry (3) (3)           3
Nutrition (3) (3)            
Survey of Physics     4 4       4
Introduction to Epidemiology               3

Nursing

  GBSN RNBSN BSRS BSDMS BSHS BSBS BSNMT BSHA
Introduction to Professional Nursing (2)              

1 Students in the Bachelor’s degree program in Biomedical Sciences must take either BIOL 101  and BIOL 102  with labs, or BIOL 151  and BIOL 152  with labs.

2 If a computer course were not part of the transfer A.S. degree, a computer course must be taken as part of the B.S. degree (students may take a challenge exam). This computer course may count as an elective course. Students who complete the entire B.S. degree in the online format may obtain this credit by validation; please see specific program section for more information.