Health Sciences

Associate in Arts Degree

This pre-major is designed for the student who plans to transfer to a Florida public university as a junior to complete a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences at the University of Central Florida. If this pre-major transfers to a limited-access program, you are responsible for completing the specific requirements of the institution to which you will transfer as completion of this pre-major does not guarantee admission to an upper division limited-access program. For specific transfer information, meet with a Valencia advisor or Academic Dean to review your transfer plans, and check the transfer institution catalog for specific degree requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to take electives that relate to their intended baccalaureate degree program.

Start Right

Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take SLS 1122 (3 credits), ENC1101 (3 credits), and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits). The remaining courses should be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.A. Pre-Majors (or articulated pre-majors for those tabs). For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, you can create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.

Financial Aid

In order to be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status for financial aid, courses for which you are enrolled must count toward your Associate in Arts degree (36 credits of general education and 24 credits of electives). Courses listed in this transfer plan may not be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status financial aid if you took other course work outside of this transfer plan (examples include prior course work from prerequisites, changing a major, and transfer course work not included in this plan).

Common Prerequisites

These are courses that are required for the noted major at Florida public universities. For more information on common prerequisites, check the statewide advising manual at floridashines.org.

Math Pathways

A Math Pathway is the recommended math course sequence that leads to completion of the General Education math requirement that a student would take within his/her Meta-Major. The Meta-Majors are a collection of eight academic clusters that have related courses. The intent of selecting a Meta-Major is to help you choose a major and degree based on your interests, knowledge, skills and abilities. The recommended math pathway for this transfer plan is the Arts/Humanities/Communications/Design path; see the program requirements tab for specific courses. Advisors are available on all campuses to discuss Meta-Majors and to help you review transfer institution catalogs for specific math requirements.

Program Outcomes

  • To create systemic and meaningful progression through the Health Sciences pre-major.
  • To assist students in demonstrating readiness to transfer to UCF's Health Sciences B.S. degree program.
  • To foster cohesiveness and professional networking among students interested in UCF's Health Sciences B.S. degree program.
  • Students will have demonstrated a proficiency in Scientific Reasoning.
  • Students will have demonstrated they have worked, volunteered, or job-shadowed in a medical environment and/or they will have demonstrated that they have conducted undergraduate research.
Communications Credits
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~ (GR)3
SPC 1608FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~3
or SPC 1017 Interpersonal Communication
ENC 1102Freshman Comp II +*~ (GR)3
SLS 1122New Student Experience ~3
Humanities Credits
Humanities See Gen. Ed. Core Requirements ~3
Humanities See Gen. Ed. Institutional Requirements +*~ GR3
Mathematics Credits
STA 2023Statistical Methods +*~3
MAC 1114College Trigonometry +*~^3
Science Credits
BSC 1010CGENERAL BIOLOGY I +*~4
CHM 1045CGENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS +*~4
Social Sciences Credits
PSY 2012General Psychology ~3
Social Sciences See Gen. Ed. Institutional Requirement +*~GR3
Additional Common Prerequisites
CHM 1046CGen Chem Qual Analysis II +*~4
BSC 2093CHUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I +*~4
BSC 2094CHUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II +*~4
PHY 2053CCOLLEGE PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA +*~4
PHY 2054CCOLLEGE PHYSICS II WITH ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY +*~4
Electives/Foreign Language2
Total Credit Hours60
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 This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

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 This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog

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 This is a general education course

GR

 Denotes a Gordon Rule course

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 This course is a common prerequisite stated for the degree listed in flvc.org.

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 If a student does not directly place into MAC 1114, he/she will need to take MAC 1105 COLLEGE ALGEBRA