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Health Science

Meta Major: Health Science

Associate of Science Degree

The Health Science AS is designed to allow the student seeking an advanced degree in a healthcare field to transfer to a four-year institution for program completion. The goal of this program is to encourage the development of a strong curricular foundation in life science while allowing the student to explore areas of interest more deeply through the selection of elective courses. The CWC nursing student working toward a baccalaureate degree in nursing at the University of Wyoming benefits from this program of study, as does the student interested in the healthcare field who is unsure of a particular area of focus. The student is strongly encouraged to meet with an academic or faculty advisor when selecting course electives.


Course  Credits
General Biology I 4
Intro to Chemistry or General Chemistry 4
Public Speaking 3
College Algebra 4
General Microbiology 4
Medical Terminology 3
General Psychology 4
Human Anatomy 4
Human Physiology 4
Fundamentals of Statistics or Introductory Statistics for Social Sciences 4
Student Success 1


Course Credits
Writing Level I (WR1) 3
Writing Level II (WR2) 3
American & Wyoming Government (POLS) 3
Oral 3




Students must choose a minimum of nine credits from the following courses:

Course  Credits
Intro to Cultural Anthropology 3
Art History I 3
Art History II 3
General Chemistry II 4
Macroeconomics 3
Microeconomics 3
Nutrition 2
Basic Life Support Certification 0.5
Electrocardiography Techniques 1
Expanded Patient Care 2
Nursing Assistant 4
LPN Transition 2
Phlebotomy and Lab Techniques 2
Concepts of Physics 4
Sociological Principles 3
Cadaver Anatomy 2


Meta Major: Health Science, Certificate I

The healthcare industry provides a variety of high demand occupations that require a broad range of knowledge, skills, and abilities in general education and health science concepts. A Health Science certificate allows the student to complete coursework typically required in most healthcare degrees.

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Course  Credits
General Biology I 4
Intro to Chemistry 4
Medical Terminology 3
General Psychology 4
Student Success Course 1
Human Anatomy 4
Human Physiology 4


Course Credits
Writing Level I 3