Associate of Science

Degree Overview

The purpose of our Associate of Science in Core Curriculum for Health Science degree is to prepare graduates to apply to one of our health science career programs or pursue further education in a variety of advanced health careers. Students who wish to apply to any of Albany State University's health career programs must declare the Associate of Science for Health Science Pathways (0063) as the intended major. An advisor will be assigned to guide the student along the academic plan that best meets the requirements for the chosen pathway. The courses necessary for degree completion will vary based on the student’s chosen career program.

The Associate of Science degree gives students the opportunity to complete any courses required before applying to the career program of choice. If a student gains acceptance to a career program, the major will be changed accordingly. If a student is not accepted into the program of choice, he/she will continue taking courses to complete the Associate of Science degree.

For information regarding Health Science specifically, scroll down to "Select this option for further study in Health Sciences"


Before You Apply: Program noteS

  • The courses to be completed for the degree will vary based on the student’s preferred area of study which is referred to as the “pathway” for the career program of choice. Therefore, it is important to meet with an advisor to map out the best academic plan to achieve his or her goal. The student should first focus on taking the prerequisites required for the program for which they will be applying.
  • All career programs have a selective admissions process. This means that a seat in any program is awarded only to the top applicants. Simply meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to a program.