Programs of Study

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Health Sciences

Degree: AS  |  Graduation Requirements: 62 credits

Program Summary:

The Liberal Arts and Sciences: Health Sciences degree program is a university-parallel two-year program designed to allow students to transfer to a health-related program at a four-year school.

This program will provide students who wish to enroll in a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program with a solid foundation in the health sciences including required mathematics, science, and liberal arts courses.

Additionally, this program is appropriate for students attempting to gain entrance into the Nursing Program or the Respiratory Care Program at SUNY Sullivan. Students may enroll in this program and take all of the courses required in the Nursing and Respiratory Care Programs except for the Nursing and Respiratory Care courses.

Upon graduation, students in the Liberal Arts and Sciences: Health Sciences, AS degree will have demonstrated:

  • Knowledge of the human body, including its anatomy, physiology, and nutritional requirements.
  • Competency in written and oral communication.
  • The ability to use the scientific method to collect, analyze, and interpret scientific and medical data.
  • The foundational knowledge underlying the social and psychological factors entailed in health issues.

The SUNY Sullivan


Our Liberal Arts & Sciences Health Sciences AS Program offers:

  • A university-parallel two-year program designed to allow students to transfer to a health-related program at a four-year school

  • Students will be able to qualify for admissions into Nursing, Respiratory Care, or other health sciences programs.

Composition I*
MAT 1004/ MAT 1005 or higher level math course
Intro to Biology (with a C or better)
SCI Prefix Course (Nutrition recommended)
Contemporary Health
Physics for Health Sciences
PED Prefix Course
Courses from the Approved Gen Ed Humanities List / GE 7
Computer Application
Principles of Biology I (with a C or better)
General Psychology
Composition II
Fundamentals of Speech*
Intercultural Communication
Human Anatomy & Physiology
Developmental Psychology**
Foreign Language Elective
SCI Elective By Advisement
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
SOC Elective By Advisement
Courses from Approved History Gen Ed Lists, Western Civ, Other World Civs, the Arts

* In order to receive full credit for Gen Ed 10, students must take both ENG 1001 English Composition I and ENG 1301 Fundamentals of Speech.
** The Nursing and Respiratory Care programs require Developmental Psychology.


Interested in Transferring to a SUNY 4-year college?

Check out SUNY’s Course Equivalencies to find out what and how courses will transfer.

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