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A.S. in Health Sciences (General)

The Associate of Science (A.S.) in Health Sciences at Azusa Pacific Online University offers students a broad knowledge base for the major elements in health sciences.

Incorporating faith and knowledge, the curriculum lays the foundation for ethical evaluations, professional decision-making, practical experience, and respect for God-honoring diversity in the health sciences field.

Learn more about the career opportunities available with an A.S. in Health Sciences.

Program Highlights

  • Integrate a Christian worldview
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
  • Identify and evaluate key ethical issues
  • Utilize technology and statistical analysis in decision-making
  • Examine cultural and diversity issues
  • Implement specific science functions and lab processes within the field

About the Emphasis

The A.S. in Health Sciences general emphasis is a 60-unit program that prepares learners for a wide range of career options in the health sciences field.

The general emphasis 60-unit ASHS curriculum includes the following coursework:

Skills and University Requirements (24 units)

APOU 101 Momentum: Success in the University

ENGL 101 Expository Writing

ENGL 102 Composition: Argument and Analysis

COMM 111 Public Communication

CS 205 Basic Software Tools

SPAN 121 Beginning Spanish I

SPAN 122 Beginning Spanish II

STAT 280 Applied Statistics

Integrative Liberal Arts (20 units)

APBL 100 Old Testament Survey

APBL 105 New Testament Survey

ART 150 Introduction to Art

HIST 202 World Civilization

HLTH 101 Health Education

MIN 108 Christian Life, Faith, and Ministry

PHIL 110 Introduction to Critical Thinking

Health Sciences Fundamentals (16 units)

BIOL 220 General Microbiology/Lab

BIOL 250 Human Anatomy/Lab

BIOL 251 Human Physiology/Lab

CHEM 115 Chemistry for Health Sciences/Lab

Note: This information is current for the 2014 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. To view 2014 program information, please refer to the catalog


At a Glance

Program units
Total units to graduate
Average completion time
1-2 years

^Additional units and courses are required for the A.S. in Health Sciences with an emphasis in nursing.

*Some courses may require additional tuition, lab paq, and other fees.

All stated financial information is subject to change.

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