Academic Catalog

Science for Health Professions, Associate in Science (HSCI)

Effective: Spring 2019

The Science for Health Professions Program is designed for students who plan to transfer and continue their education in an allied health or pre-medical field at another institution. It provides the basic sciences and mathematics needed for a variety of programs, including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Baccalaureate Nursing, Physician Assistant, Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Optometry and Podiatry. Since admission requirements to other institutions vary, students should obtain information on entrance requirements for the specific school and program in which they are interested. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with both the Transfer Office at DCCC and their advisor regarding the best course selections for their transfer.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of biological and chemical principles and concepts applicable to the health sciences.
  • Perform selected tasks relative to laboratory experiments in the biological and chemical sciences.
  • Use the scientific method to gather and interpret data and draw conclusions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of mathematical principles and concepts.

The College Transfer Office is set up to help Delaware County Community College students transfer to four-year colleges and universities. If you are planning to transfer, you are strongly encouraged to meet with a transfer advisor within your first two semesters (or before you reach 30 transferable college credits from all institutions attended).

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
ENG 100 English Composition I 3
BIO 110
General Biology I
or Human Anatomy and Physiology I
4
CHE 101
Introduction to General Chemistry
or General Chemistry I
4
Select one of the following: 3-4
Introduction to Probability and Statistics  
College Algebra  
Precalculus  
Calculus I  
 Hours14-15
Second Semester
ENG 112 English Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
COMM 100
Interpersonal Communication
or Public Speaking
3
Mathematics Required Elective 3-4
Laboratory Science Required Electives 4
Any transferable Diversity and Social Justice and Global Understanding designated Social Science or Humanities course 3
 Hours16-17
Third Semester
CS 100
Introduction to Information Technology
or Introduction to Computer Science
3
Mathematics/Science Required Elective 3-5
Laboratory Science Required Elective 4-5
Social Science Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
 Hours16-19
Fourth Semester
Mathematics/Science Required Elective 3-5
Mathematics/Science Required Elective 3-5
Social Science Elective 3
Open Elective 3
Open Elective 3
 Hours15-19
 Total Hours61-70

Notes

Diversity and Social Justice (DJ) and Global Understanding (GU) designated courses.

Humanities Elective - Transfer Program

This list does not indicate College Academic Learning Goal designation.  Refer to your program curriculum for more information.

For college transfer curricula1:

Courses listed under subjects:
ART 100Art and Child Development (or above)3
COMM 100Interpersonal Communication (or above)3
ENG 112English Composition II: Writing About Literature (or above)3
HUM 100Introduction to Visual Arts (or above)3
MUS 101Fundamentals of Music (or above)3
PHI 100Introduction to Philosophy (or above)3
Foreign Languages:
FRE 101Elementary French I (or above)3
GER 101Elementary German I (or above)3
ITA 101Elementary Italian I (or above)3
SPA 101Elementary Spanish I (or above)3
1

The elective courses listed for transfer curricula are generally transferable to most institutions. However, depending on the program at the transfer institution, the courses may only be accepted as free electives. Be sure to meet with a transfer advisor when planning to transfer.

Social Science Electives - Transfer Program

This list does not indicate College Academic Learning Goal designation.  Refer to your program curriculum for more information.

For college transfer curricula1:

ADJ 240Criminology3
ADJ 260Corrections-Probation-Parole3
ECO 210Macroeconomic Principles3
ECO 220Microeconomic Principles3
EDU 110Introduction to Teaching (or above)3
HIS 110American History I (or above)3
INT 100Student Success3
POL 110Introduction to Political Science (or above)3
PSY 130Personal and Career Development (or above)3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology (or above)3
SWO 101Introduction to Social Work and Human Services (or above)3
1

The elective courses listed for transfer curricula are generally transferable to most institutions. However, depending on the program at the transfer institution, the courses may only be accepted as free electives. Be sure to meet with a transfer advisor when planning to transfer.

Mathematics (3-4 credits):

MAT 128Algebra4
MAT 121Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
MAT 151College Algebra4
MAT 152Precalculus4
MAT 160Calculus I4
MAT 161Calculus II4
MAT 200Linear Algebra3
MAT 210Statistics3
MAT 230Foundations of Discrete Mathematics3
MAT 260Calculus III4
MAT 261Differential Equations3

Laboratory Science (8 credits):

BIO 110General Biology I4
BIO 111General Biology II4
BIO 150Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 151Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO 200General Zoology4
BIO 210General Botany4
BIO 230Introduction to Microbiology4
BIO 240General Microbiology4
BIO 250Genetics4
CHE 101Introduction to General Chemistry4
CHE 102Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry4
CHE 110General Chemistry I4
CHE 111General Chemistry II4
CHE 200Organic Chemistry I5
CHE 201Organic Chemistry II5
PHY 110College Physics I4
PHY 111College Physics II4
PHY 131University Physics I4
PHY 132University Physics II4

Mathematics/Science (9-14 credits):

MAT 128Algebra4
MAT 121Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
MAT 151College Algebra4
MAT 152Precalculus4
MAT 160Calculus I4
MAT 161Calculus II4
MAT 200Linear Algebra3
MAT 210Statistics3
MAT 230Foundations of Discrete Mathematics3
MAT 260Calculus III4
MAT 261Differential Equations3
BIO 110General Biology I4
BIO 111General Biology II4
BIO 150Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 151Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO 200General Zoology4
BIO 210General Botany4
BIO 220Nutrition and Well Being3
BIO 230Introduction to Microbiology4
BIO 240General Microbiology4
BIO 250Genetics4
CHE 101Introduction to General Chemistry4
CHE 102Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry4
CHE 110General Chemistry I4
CHE 111General Chemistry II4
CHE 200Organic Chemistry I5
CHE 201Organic Chemistry II5
PHY 110College Physics I4
PHY 111College Physics II4
PHY 131University Physics I4
PHY 132University Physics II4

HYBRID DEGREE (online* and classroom)

70% online

The following courses may not be available online:

BIO 110General Biology I4
or BIO 150 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
CHE 101Introduction to General Chemistry4
or CHE 110 General Chemistry I
MAT 160Calculus I4
COMM 111Public Speaking3
Laboratory Science Elective4
Mathematics/Science Elective
*

Some online courses have field requirements or in person/proctored testing.  Online courses with these requirements have additional information posted under the COURSE DESCRIPTION section when you are registering.  Please make a note of it during registration.