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2023-2024 Catalog & Student Handbook 
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Health Sciences (A.S.)

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Nursing and Allied Health
Associate of Science Degree

Program Description

The Health Sciences degree at Motlow provides a program of study for students who want to pursue a career in health care.  Some students enter this program and then, if accepted, transfer into a nursing program or an allied health program. 

During the program of study, students will be introduced to the:

  • Language of health care
  • Structure and functions of the human body
  • Development of microorganisms
  • Concepts of health and illness
  • Behavioral and mental processes
  • And other dynamic and interesting coursework that prepares students for a career in health care

Practical Experience

Students will be engaged in learning through:

  • hands-on lab opportunities
  • critical thinking
  • interaction with students and instructors
  • exposure to challenging coursework, lectures, and classroom interaction

Career Opportunities

This concentration in Health Sciences is representative of the courses many nursing and allied health programs require for admission. Please consult the specific requirements of the college or university you plan to attend as each institution’s requirements differ. Nursing and allied health programs are highly competitive. Completing this concentration does not guarantee acceptance into any specific program.

GENERAL EDUCATION (41 credit hours)

History (6 credit hours)

Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credit hours)

At least one course (three credit hours) must be in Literature.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Natural Science (8 Credit Hours)



*All health sciences majors who are required to take Learning Support must also complete MSCC 1300 - First-Year Experience 


Students who intend to apply for the Nursing Program should complete NRSG 1370  and CHEM 1110 .

Students who intend to apply for the Medical Laboratory Technology Program should complete MLAB 1301  or CHEM 1010  (or higher).



Recommended Full-Time Schedule (Fall or Spring Start)

The following is a recommended full-time schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites, and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

GPS (Graduation Planning System), along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the GPS audit, which is accessible through MyMotlow.

Semester Two (16 credit hours)

Semester Three (13 credit hours)

  • 4 sem hrs cr
  • History Sequence 3 sem hrs cr
  • Humanities/Fine Arts  3 sem hrs cr
  • Literature 3 sem hrs cr

Semester Four (15 credit hours)

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