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Allied Health - AAS

The Allied Health program establishes an excellent foundation for many allied health careers and education programs. The purpose of this degree is to get students ready to either transfer into an allied health career program or to a pre-professional program at a four year college. The degree is highly flexible in order to accommodate the various pre-requisite requirements for the many programs students may enter. Possible professions include but are not limited to: athletic training, laboratory scientist, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant and nursing (BSN).

Degree Requirements

The follow degree requirements are for the 2015-2018 Catalog. For other catalogs, please see Catalogs

Minimum of 33 Credit Hours

General Education Core (33 credit hours)
Area I. Communications (9 credit hours)
ENG111 Freshman Composition I 3
ENG115 Freshman Composition II 3
Choose One (3 credit hours)
SPCH111 Public Speaking 3
SPCH112 Interpersonal Communication 3
Area II. Mathematics (4 credit hours)
MATH116 Intermediate Algebra 4
MATH180 College Algebra 4
MATH195 Calculus I 4
It is essential that students see an advisor to ensure the proper classes are being taken. MATH116 may not transfer towards General Education Core requirements at other post-secondary institutions, but in most cases will apply toward elective requirements.
Area III. Laboratory Science (8 credit hours)
BIO105 Biology for Non-Majors 4
BIO110 General Biology I 4
BIO111 General Biology II 4
BIO201 Medical Microbiology 4
BIO217 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO218 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CHEM105 Introduction to Chemistry 4
CHEM111 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM112 General Chemistry II 4
ENVS102 Environmental Science 4
GEOL101 Survey of Earth Science 4
GEOL202 Earth History 4
PHYS111 Introduction to Physics 4
PHYS115 General Physics I 4
PHYS116 General Physics II 4
PHYS161 Calculus Physics I 4
PHYS162 Calculus Physics II 4
It is essential that students see an advisor to ensure the proper classes are being taken.
Area IV. Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)
ANTH103 Introduction to Anthropology 3
ANTH221 Cultures of the World 3
ECON208 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON209 Principles of Microeconomics 3
POLS151 American National Government 3
POLS167 State and Local Government 3
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Required Course (3 credit hours)
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Area V. Humanities and Fine Arts (6 credit hours)
ART110 Introduction to Art 3
ART210 Art History 3
HIST101 Western Civilization to 1500 3
HIST102 Western Civilization from 1500 3
HIST161 American History to 1865 3
HIST162 American History from 1865 3
HIST220 History of New Mexico 3
MUS108 Music Appreciation 3
MUS208 Music History 3
PHIL101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
THEO222 History of Christianity 3
THEO232 World Religions 3
THTR110 Introduction to Theater 3
Any 100 or 200 level literature course is acceptable