Associate in Health Sciences

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Why Study Health Sciences? 

An associate’s in Health Sciences is more than a degree, it’s the chance to positively shape the experiences of patients in their most difficult and vulnerable moments. Our program equips you with a strong foundation in science, management and communication as you follow your interests into medical billing and records, pharmacy or surgical support, community health or medical office operations. 


What You'll Learn 

Our industry-leading program integrates the scientific aspects (human biology and chemistry) with the human elements, deepening your understanding of the healthcare field as a whole. The curriculum integrates core courses in social sciences (like lifespan developmental psychology) with general biology and chemistry, ensuring that you have a comprehensive understanding of patients’ experiences and conditions. You’ll also become familiar with medical terminology, theory-based research and ethics.

Program Details

An Associate’s degree gives you a forward-looking education in classical liberal arts and sciences, while introducing you to the creative and critical thinking skills you need to advance professionally and personally. View the core requirements and electives needed to earn an Associate of Science in Health Science from Columbia College.

Associate degree programs offer a focused exploration of general education subjects and can typically be completed in two years. Graduates are prepared to either shape their path in the workforce or advance to a bachelor's program. Bachelor's degree programs provide transformative study in a specific subject area to prepare you for new and leading-edge career opportunities.

  • Medical terminology 
  • Healthcare services 
  • Theory-based research & writing 
  • Human biology 
  • Chemistry

Careers & Outcomes 

The health sciences degree also prepares you for further academic study in clinically focused programs or in health and human services. 

Some possible paths include: 

  • Medical Records Clerk 
  • Fitness / Wellness Manager 
  • Medical Billing Specialist 
  • Health Unit Coordinator 
  • Medical Assistant 
  • Health and Wellness Support Staff 
  • Patient Account Specialist

Flexible Education

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.

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Too many people have been made to feel that higher education isn’t a place for them— that it is someone else’s dream. But we change all that. With individualized attention and ongoing support, we help you write a new story for the future where you play the starring role.