A.S. in Health Sciences
The Associate of Science in Health Sciences Degree from Azusa Pacific University is designed for students with an interest in pursuing work or furthering education in the world of healthcare and its related fields. This program has a general emphasis and the material covered may be applied to a bachelor's degree in any area of healthcare, either at APU or another accredited institution. Possible areas of employment upon graduation include dental hygiene, medical assistant, health information, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities.
This program is a part of Azusa Pacific Online University, which allows students to earn their degrees at distance. The flexibility provided by this delivery format is meant to aid working students with busy schedules. APU is a faith-based institution, and the curriculum of the AA program, as with others, lays a foundation for ethical evaluations, professional decision-making, practical experience, and respect for God-honoring diversity in health sciences fields.
Students will identify key ethical issues and evaluate them based on personal experience and knowledge instilled by program faculty. Professors will teach those enrolled to use the latest technology and statistical analysis in their own problem solving and decision-making and to implement science functions and processes within the field. Students should also learn the importance of cultural context and issues of diversity.
To complete this program, students must earn a total of 60 hours of credit. Of this total, students must satisfy 24 hours of Skills and University requirements, 20 hours of Integrative Liberal Arts study, and 16 hours of Health Sciences fundamentals. Health Science courses include General Microbiology, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Chemistry for Health Sciences.
Delivery Format:100% Online
Applicants must complete the online application, submit high school transcript(s), and college transcript(s).
Accreditation & Licensing
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Azusa Pacific University (APU) is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
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