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Health Sciences
AS = Associate of Science

The Associate of Science in health sciences degree is a 60-semester-hour program designed for students with specific occupational or transfer needs. It has a general education core comprising the 35-hour state minimum core requirements. It allows students to choose various elective courses to meet the criteria for many specialized health science baccalaureate degrees. 

Program Outcomes

  • Engage students in a comprehensive health science curriculum allowing them to apply their skills and knowledge to real-world settings. 
  • Enable students to apply quantitative, qualitative and scientific reasoning to solve problems by emphasizing creative and analytical thinking in the curriculum.
  • Gain a primary health science education that enables students to transition to various baccalaureate degrees or professional degrees. 

Related Careers

  • Agricultural inspector/technician 
  • Anthropologist 
  • Athletic trainer 
  • Biologist 
  • Biomedical researcher 
  • Botanist 
  • Ecologist 
  • Education/teacher 
  • Food science 
  • Genetic counselor/epidemiologist 
  • Health administrator 
  • Marine biologist 
  • Microbiologist 
  • Medicine 
  • Nursing 
  • Pharmacy 
  • Physical therapy/occupational therapy 
  • Physician assistant 
  • Public health 
  • Registered dietitian 
  • Veterinarian 
  • Zoologist/wildlife biologist 

Transfer Options

  • University of Central Arkansas  
  • Arkansas Tech 
  • Arkansas State University 
  • Harding University


Andrew Dunlap | Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Physiology

Beebe Campus 



Ticu Gamalie, MS | Assistant Professor of Math

Beebe Campus 


Linda Gatti-Clark, PhD | Assistant Professor of Science

Heber Springs Campus 


Meredith G. Gordon, MS | Assistant Professor of Biology

Beebe Campus



Beverley Haines, MS | Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Beebe Campus 



Jake R. Marquess, PhD | Professor of Biology

Beebe Campus 



Clay McCastlain, MS | Assistant Professor of Biology

Heber Springs Campus 



Richard D. Smith | Assistant Professor of Biology

Beebe Campus 



Brian K. Weaver, PhD | Assistant Professor of Biology

Beebe Campus 


Joseph L. Scott, MS | Dean of Math & Science

Beebe Campus 


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