Pre-Major, Health Sciences
Associate in Arts Degree
This pre-major is designed for the student who plans to transfer to the University of Central Florida as a junior to complete a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences. 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.
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.
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 plan may not be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status financial aid if you took other course work outside of this plan (examples include prior course work from prerequisites, changing a major, and transfer course work not included in this plan).
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.
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.
- 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.
|ENC 1101||FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~ (GR)||3|
|SPC 1608||FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~||3|
|or SPC 1017||Interpersonal Communication|
|ENC 1102||Freshman Comp II +*~ (GR)||3|
|SLS 1122||New Student Experience ~||3|
|Humanities||See Gen. Ed. Core Requirements ~||3|
|Humanities||See Gen. Ed. Institutional Requirements +*~ GR||3|
|STA 2023||Statistical Methods +*~||3|
|MAC 1114||College Trigonometry +*~^||3|
|BSC 1010C||GENERAL BIOLOGY I +*~||4|
|CHM 1045C||GENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS +*~||4|
|Social Sciences Credits|
|PSY 2012||General Psychology ~||3|
|Social Sciences||See Gen. Ed. Institutional Requirement +*~GR||3|
|Additional Common Prerequisites|
|CHM 1046C||GENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS II +*~||4|
|BSC 2093C||HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I +*~||4|
|BSC 2094C||HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II +*~||4|
|PHY 2053C||COLLEGE PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA +*~||4|
|PHY 2054C||COLLEGE PHYSICS II WITH ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY +*~||4|
|Total Credit Hours||60|
This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.
This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog
This is a general education course
Denotes a Gordon Rule course
This course is a common prerequisite stated for the degree listed in flvc.org.
If a student does not directly place into MAC 1114, he/she will need to take MAC 1105 COLLEGE ALGEBRA