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Health Science Option, Liberal Arts A.A.

 

Would you like to discover the next vaccine?

As a medical scientist you would conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. You will use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach your findings. Medical scientists typically have a Ph.D., usually in biology or a related life science. Some medical scientists get a medical degree instead of a Ph.D., but prefer doing research to practicing as a physician. Employment of medical scientists is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Medical scientists will continue to be needed because they contribute to the development of treatments and medicines that improve human health.

For a career in Health Science, you need to earn your bachelor’s degree before being accepted into Ph.D degree program. Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida has some of the lowest tuition rates in the state, but provides high-quality education. Starting with a two-year degree in Health Science AA University Transfer Track helps you save money on your overall education costs and prepares you for success at a top university in Florida.

Which Florida universities offer Health Science programs?

This transfer track program is designed to prepare you for upper division studies in health science at University of West Florida which in turn will prepare you for jobs in a health service field. Concentrations at UWF are available in Aging Studies, Allied Health, Communication, Health Care Administration, Health Care Ethics, Health Care Professional, Medical Information Technology, and Psychology of Health. It is strongly recommended that you carefully examine the catalog of the university you would like to transfer to.

Contact Gulf Coast’s Health Science advisor for more information about educational requirements.

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Who is eligible for the Health Science Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you are a candidate for Gulf Coast’s Architecture Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  

WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR degree?

  • Our students pay one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • Small Classes! 1:19 Professor/Student Ratio.
  • 3.11 Average GPA. Our students  are performing well in the state universities of Florida.
 
 

How do I apply to Health Science Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

To apply to the Architecture Option, Liberal Arts A.A. Program, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Visit the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

How do I register and pay for my classes?

Classes are starting soon. Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

Ready to apply? Or, find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Communications Area CH
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
 +*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area
 •+*MAC1105, College Algebra 3
 •+*STA2023, Statistics 3
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science •+*CHM1045, General Chemistry 3
Biological Science See General Education Requirement 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences •ECO2013, Economics, Macro 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
 *ACG2001, Financial Accounting I 3
 +*ACG2011, Financial Accounting II 3
 *ACG2071, Managerial Accounting 3
 CGS1570, Microcomputer Applications 3
 ECO2023, Economics, Micro 3
 •PSY2012, Psychology 3
 Biological Science Lab 1
 CHM1045L, General Chemistry I Lab 1
Electives
 Electives 4
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 60

 This program is designed to prepare students for upper division studies in health science at UWF which in turn will prepare them for jobs in a health service field. Concentrations are available in Aging Studies, Allied Health, Communication, Health Care Administration, Health Care Ethics, Health Care Professional, Medical Information Technology, and Psychology of Health.


•General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 
 

Contact the Advisor

Penni Beitzel
Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences
850-769-1551, extension 2866

pbeitzel@gulfcoast.edu

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