Azusa Pacific University System
Associate of Science
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The Associate of Science (A.S.) in Health Sciences degree at LAPU offers students a broad knowledge base for the major elements in health sciences. Incorporating faith and knowledge, the curriculum lays the foundation for ethical evaluations, professional decision making, practical experience, and respect for God-honoring diversity in the health sciences field.
- Integrate a Christian worldview
- Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
- Identify and evaluate key ethical issues
- Utilize technology and statistical analysis in decision making
- Examine cultural and diversity issues
- Implement specific science functions and lab processes in the field
The A.S. in Health Sciences degree program fulfills many of the basic requirements for students who desire to enter health professions such as dental hygienist, medical assistant, and health information, as well as students who wish to enroll in preparatory health courses for nursing, science, and health education. The adult learner may complete this degree in order to gain promotions, develop health sciences skills, and/or prepare for bachelor’s-level studies. Graduates may apply for employment in such health care facilities as medical and dental clinics, hospitals, and gerontology agencies.
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