Clinical Health Science Major (Radiography, Surgical Technology & Respiratory Therapy)
The clinical health science degree is designed for certified clinical professionals with a minimum of an associate’s degree or equivalent, providing them with the desired baccalaureate degree needed for professional advancement. Radiography (RAD), surgical technology (ST) and respiratory therapy (RSP) are all currently at the associate’s degree level. This degree completes the general education requirements in any baccalaureate degree and complements this with clinically relevant professional courses. A bachelor of science degree is preferred for positions such as supervisor or program director or to compete effectively in medical supply companies and equipment vendors. Many students and professionals in these fields seek a bachelor of science degree to aid in their transition to management or education positions within their fields. The clinical health science degree meets this need. There is a shortage of personnel in these health professions and it is likely that many potential bachelor degree candidates are already working in the field. Therefore this degree is designed to accommodate students who may be off-campus, practicing at a clinical site.
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- Total Credits Required for Degree120
- General Education30-40
- Required Courses in Major43-70
- Clinical Specialty Area
- RAD, RSP, ST Courses in Associate Degree32-59
- Clinical Health Science Core11
- Other Required Courses19
- AH 171 Medical Terminology (4 cr.)
- CIS or CS or IS Electives2-4
- Chemistry Elective 105 or higher4
This major does not require a minor.