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Department of Natural Sciences
General College Studies - Pre-Allied Health 

This curriculum is designed for those students who do not have a minimum ACT Composite score of 16 but are interested in pursuing a nursing or allied health program.  This curriculum stresses Natural Sciences with labs and wil provide a good acdemic base.  However, it does not lead directly to a four-year degree in Allied Health.  The curriculum below leads to an Associate of Arts Degree.  Following this program will allow graduation with an Associate of Arts degree or a student may select another major at any time during his/her enrollment at Holmes.

First Year

First Semester Second Semester
English Composition I ENG 1113 English Composition II ENG 1123
College Algebra MAT 1313 Public Speaking I SPT 1113
Orientation LLS 1313 Nutrition BIO 1613
Fine Arts Elective 3 General Psychology I PSY 1513
History Elective 3 History Elective 3
Total 15 Hours Total 15 Hours

Second Year

First Semester Second Semester
General Biology I BIO 1134 Anatomy and Physiology I BIO 2514
Computer Applications I CSC 1123 First Aid and CPR HPR 2213
Human Growth and Development EPY 2533 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Improvement of Study LLS 1413 Humanities Elective 3
Literature Elective 3 *Elective 3
Total 16 Hours Total 16 Hours


Applications to nursing programs require:
     1. BSN: ACT Composite score of 21 or higher
     2. ADN: ACT Composite score of 18 or higher, ACT Math score of 17 or
         College Algebra with a grade of C or higher, and an ACT Reading
         score of 18.
     3. LPN: ACT Composite score of 16 or higher

*The Department of Natural Sciences encourages any electives be fulfilled from the Natural Sciences curriculum.