2016-2017 Catalog 
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2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Sciences Program, Health Science Option, A.A.

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This option is designed for students seeking a career in health sciences.  Students will have the option of finishing this program and transferring to a four-year institution to complete their Bachelor’s degree or transitioning to, upon completion of admission requirements, one of the College’s A.A.S. degrees in Nursing, Radiologic Technology or Respiratory Care as much of the general education course work is the same.  A.A.S. health science programs have specific admissions requirements and application procedures that are available in the College Catalog.  It is important to stay on track to fulfill admission requirements for your desired career program.  Students interested in dental hygiene may complete prerequisite/general education courses in this option.*  For more information on dental hygiene,* see Admission to Health Science Programs in the Admission and Registration  section of the catalog. 

*Note:  Effective January 2017, Rutgers School of Health Professions has suspended admissions and future enrollment of new students for Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene programs. Students may no longer enroll in this option to pursue a program in dental hygiene.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Use social science theories and concepts to analyze human behavior
  • Demonstrate scientific foundation knowledge and skills appropriate for students seeking a career in health
  • Analyze medical terms for correct clinical application
  • Debate the implications of health issues on society
  • Examine ethical issues and situations


General Education 48-49 credits:

As described in General Education .

The following general education courses are required for this program:

Total credits required for degree: 60-63


Nursing students will be required to take HESC 107.  Due to intricacies in requirements for the health science programs and for transfer, students should meet with a Counselor before selecting courses.
**Offered Spring Term only

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Program codes for Registration

The following codes indicate career track:

Nursing SOCNU
Radiologic Technology SOCRT
Respiratory Care SOCRC
Health Science Option, General track SOCHS


Suggested Sequence - Social Sciences Program, Health Science Option, A.A.

The following sequence is an example of how the degree may be completed in two years.  This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Foundational Studies requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date.  An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs.  See a counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.  See Admission to Health Science programs http://www.brookdalecc.edu/admissions/admissions/applying-to-brookdale/health-sciences-admissions/.


Total Credits: 16-17

Semester 2 - Spring Term

Total Credits: 15-17

Semester 3 - Fall Term

Total Credits: 16

Semester 4 - Spring Term

Total Credits: 13

Transfer Information

For-additional information on transfer visit the Transfer Resources website at https://www.brookdalecc.edu/transfer-resources/ and University Partnerships.

Degree Audit Information

Access your Degree Audit Academic Evaluation through WebAdvisor.  Once you log into WebAdvisor, click on the Students menu, then click Degree Audit - Progress Toward My Degree under Academic Profile.

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