Oct 01, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Science, AA


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College Arts and Sciences
Academic Award Associate in Arts
Credits Required 62 semester credits
Faculty Lead Eric Steinkamp
CIP Code 51.1199

In this program students engage in introductory studies for the purpose of transferring to an institution which provides the finishing studies in nursing or other health-related fields. This degree does not guarantee acceptance into such programs, and students should make every effort to conform their course selections here to specific program requirements of their intended transfer institutions. They need to work closely with the Northwest University faculty monitoring the option, with the Northwest University Registrar’s Office, and with the representatives of the institution to which they will transfer.

Aims

The aims of the Health Science Associate in Arts degree are:

  1. To provide the student with broad exposure to the liberal arts in areas of humanities.
  2. To provide the student with foundational understanding of the Bible and Christian living.
  3. To focus the student on science and mathematical studies to prepare him or her to enter a formal nurses program.
  4. To focus the student on social science studies that will help him or her in understanding and dealing with people.

Educational Objectives

Completion of the Health Science Associate in Arts degree requires the student to demonstrate competencies in:

  1. Writing and speaking the English language;
  2. General literature and language arts;
  3. Quantitative reasoning skills used by health science workers;
  4. Science knowledge and reasoning skills applicable to nursing and related health science fields;
  5. Basic understanding of social science: Psychology and Sociology;
  6. A general understanding of the Bible and its principles;
  7. Familiarity with evangelical biblical and theological perspectives;
  8. Developing a Christian view of identity, vocation, and engagement with society.

Degree Requirements: 62


Bible and Theology: 6


Select 6 credits from the following:

Humanities: 6


  • 6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see Course Descriptions  for applicability)
  • Select a minimum of two disciplines from the following:
    Art (ARTE), Bible (BIBL), Drama (DRAM), English (ENGL), History (HIST), Language (LANG), Music (MUSI), or Theology (THEO)

Social Sciences: 9


  • 6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see Course Descriptions  for applicability)
  • Select a minimum of two disciplines from the following:
    Health & Fitness (PEDU), Psychology (PSYC), or Sociology/Anthropology (SOCI)

Formation and Calling: 6


Core Electives: 4


Any college-level courses

 

# Transferability: some colleges may have different requirements. Please bring a copy of the program from the college of your choice to your advisor.

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