Allied Health Science Emphasis: University Parallel


Program Information

Career Community: Healthcare
Degree Type: A.S.
Program Location: Main Campus

What is Allied Health Science Emphasis: University Parallel: General Transfer Major?


The Allied Health Science A.S. degree is a general degree that allows students to take general education classes in preparation for applying to the Nursing program. While the nursing program at Cleveland State is an A.A.S. degree, this University parallel A.S. degree provides direction for the student taking the general education credits required for the Nursing A.A.S. degree. Even if a student decides not to pursue nursing, the courses listed in this degree provide a solid foundation for a variety of different programs of study.

What can I do with this degree?

The courses required in this degree will start the student on a journey toward acceptance to the Nursing program. The classes taken in this degree will benefit the student even if they do not apply/enter nursing at CSCC, but instead choose to pursue a bachelor in science degree at a four year institution. This degree prepares students well for a baccalaureate degree in many science related or health care related fields. 

Allied Health Science Emphasis

Program Outcomes

The student will gain a foundation in the sciences by taking Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II and Microbiology. These three courses are the most closely linked to nursing. The student will also take two psychology courses, English Composition I, Introductory Statistics and a humanities/fine arts elective.

What Are My Options to Pay for This Degree?

Apply for financial aid at A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

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Classes You Might Take

Allied Health Science Emphasis A.S.

  • BIOL 2010 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1010 – English Composition I (3 credits)
  • GEN 1010 – First Year Seminar (3 credits)
  • MATH 1530 – Introductory Statistics (3 credits)
  • PSYC 1030 – Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • BIOL 2020 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
  • COMM 2025 – Fundamentals of Communication (3 credits)
  • ENGL 1020 – English Composition II (3 credits)
  • PSYC 2130 – Lifespan Development Psychology (3 credits)
  • Choose one of the following courses:
    • PHIL 1040 – Introduction to Ethics (3 credits)
    • RELS 2020 – Religions of the World (3 credits)
  • BIOL 2230 – Microbiology (4 credits)
  • ENGL 2110 – Early American Literature (3 credits)
  • SOCI 1010 – Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  • Choose one of the following history courses:
    • HIST 2010 – Early United States History (3 credits)
    • HIST 2310 – Early World History (3 credits)
  • Choose one of the following arts/humanities courses:
    • ART 2000 – Art History Survey I (3 credits)
    • HUM 1010 – Early Humanities (3 credits)
    • MUS 1030 – Introduction to Music (3 credits)
  • General Electives – 9 credits (courses of your choice)
  • Choose one of the following history courses:
    • HIST 2020 – Modern United States History (3 credits)
    • HIST 2320 – Modern World History (3 credits)

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